It’s getting colder down here in Mobile, brrr! Here’s my roundup of of blog posts I found helpful this week, plus my geeky obsessions that I came across. Enjoy!
- Romance writers, two must-read posts this week: Five things romance writers should know about vaginas and Using The 12 Stages of Physical Intimacy To Build Tension In Your Novel
- For those braving NaNoWriMo, please read this post by Kristen Lamb: Editing–Are Butchering Your Creativity?
- Another entry in the author platform topic: Brand Is Not Evil: Learning to be our ‘authentic’ selves
- And Jami Gold asks the question, What Makes a Story Feel Unrealistic?
- Susan Bischoff wrote a post encouraging writer-bloggers to use the same writing techniques we use to pull in readers for our novels into our blog posts: 3 tips on using fiction skills to craft more engaging blog posts
- An agent weighs in on when she gives up on a project: Giving Up
- YA author Janice Hardy shared some marketing tips this week: On Your Mark: Marketing Your Novel (Part 1) and On Your Mark: Marketing Your Novel (Part 2)
- How Many Drafts Does It Take To Get To The Query Stage?
- Stina Lindenblatt wrote a great post earlier in the week – Remove the Clutter - that will resonate for any writer that also likes photography
- This had me doing the happy-dance-with-shiny-glitter this week. The New York Times reports that a group of scientists will soon be starting a ten-year project to construct Babbage’s Analytical Engine
- Ada Initiative to hold first AdaCamp in Melbourne, Australia
- Where was this six months ago? As noted in my recent post Tomato, Tomahto, I’d created a Austen thesaurus when editing my hero. Now there’s a handy one online! Just type in a word and presto! Write Like Austen
- Some great new t-shirts coming soon
- Um, okaaay? Geek Cookies? Anyway, they have the first in their series of Firefly treats, first up The Captain Mal brownie!
- And, an artist on Etsy has some Browncoat guitar picks…
- OMG, I have to get me some of these! Firefly undies:
Have a great weekend folks! Stay warm and safe!