I’ve been heavily utilizing AgentQuery Connect to hone my query and synopsis and I highly recommend it. Yesterday, though, I was lurking in some of their forums and saw a post about a new social network called AuthorSalon and decided to check it out. Their tagline is: “Where writers work and network, and where agents […]

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Song playing right now on my playlist: “Stray Cat Strut” by Stray Cats Writing and the Writing Life: Dealing with back story in your opening chapter? Linda Clare has some tips: Don’t Look Back: Dealing with Flash Backs Mooderino talks about getting writing advice and how you might be giving or receiving bad advice once a […]

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Song playing right now on my playlist: “Bittersweet Symphony,” by the Verve. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Writing and the Writing Life: Are your characters constantly trying to stand, run, smile? Well did they succeed or not? You could be weakening your prose. Janice Hardy explores this common writer crutch: Do or Do Not. There is No […]

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Still needing some sleep, but am mostly recovered from Mardi Gras. Since I missed last week, these linkies go back 2 weeks. Enjoy! Song playing right now on my playlist: “The Promise,” from The Piano soundtrack. Writing and the Writing Life: Jami Gold has a trick for finding your POV’s voice: Need Voice? Think Out Loud. […]

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Ah, another Saturday morning and I’m sipping a cup of Yerba Maté tea and listening to the sweet sounds of raccoons fighting in the ceiling and walls above and around me. Song playing right now on my playlist: “He Won’t Go,” Adele. Writing and the Writing Life: Jami Gold has an awesome spreadsheet linked in […]

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Writing and the Writing Life: Lydia Sharp has some good advice for those in the query stage: Back to Basics – Writing a Query (slash) Pitch (slash) Jacket Blurb Kristen Lamb explores why you should only give away something for free if it’s not free: R-E-S-P-E-C-T isn’t FREE!!! Lynette Labelle has some good tips to work on in […]

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Writing and the Writing Life: Janice Hardy with Fundamental Check: Do Your Scenes Have What They Need? and Leave the Breadcrumbs Behind: Are You Asking — and Answering — the Right Story Questions? and What’s Their Story? Discovering the Front Story of Your Non-Point of View Characters (Can you tell I love her posts?) Jane Friedman as thoughts on 5 Attitudes Toward […]

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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! Writing: 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 […]

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