Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
- A must see (and hear) is Creepy Query Girl's search for an agent - Mary Poppins Style. Not only can our Creepy Query friend write, but she also has an awesome voice. If she can dance too, I'm locking myself in a room.
- Lydia Kang has a special Writer's Magic 8 Ball up at her blog. I want one of these for Christmas *wink, wink*.
- J. Kaye shares with us a poster that lists the only 12 1/2 writing rules you'll ever need.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
- I'm strangely concerned about chairs at the kitchen table. They must be pushed in.
- I love hard, fruity candy and jawbreakers. A bag of Lifesavers sits near my computer, and I crunch them while I write. "Hello, Dentist? It's me again."
- I met my husband when I was 12 years old, while standing in the snack line in 7th grade.
- I won't eat chicken off the bone.
- I believe Hershey's Kisses taste best at Christmas time, when they're wrapped in red and green foil.
- I'm a homebody, and like to be settled in by 8 p.m.
- At a whopping 5' 1", I'm the tallest woman in my family.
- Leigh D'Ansey
- Janet Sumner Johnson
- Kay Evans
- Perry Block
- Emma Michaels
- Janel's Jumble
- Hannah Stoneham
- Mary Mc Donald
- Kerrin Hearfield
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
"The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished"
At first, I thought the above quote said "published." I'm beginning to think I have a one-track mind.
Here is some miscellaneous good stuff plucked from the internet:
Another free online writer’s conference is taking place at The Muse Online Writer’s Conference. The conference dates are October 11-17, 2010, and the deadline to register is August 15, 2010.
And another quote, just for the fun of it:
"Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work."
-Rita Mae Brown
Monday, June 14, 2010
A free writer's conference? No way!
Yep, some amazing gals are putting together an epic writer's conference for free. Check out their blogs for fun giveaways, and visit WriteOnCon for more details.
And the pay it forward gurus are... *drumroll please*
Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!
(temporarily abandoning the don't use too many exclamation points rule!!!!)
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I love a freshly scrubbed home, a sparkling car, and an empty hamper. Unfortunately, my “Men Who Stare at Goats” look will not erase the work. Believe me, I’ve tried. My only solution? To steal a line from Nike, I “Just do it!”
It’s the same with a first draft. We have permission to write an awful first draft, one that deserves to be scraped from the bottom of our shoe. We can clean it up in revision, and feel proud of our smooth and shiny manuscript.
Once our polished beauties are ready to leave their hard-drive home and test the real world, we’d be wise to avoid errors that make us look silly. Jenny Bent blogged about rookie mistakes here.
How do you feel about first drafts and revision? Do you have a love/hate relationship? Love/love? Like/like?
And I’m curious, how long does your hamper stay empty? (btw, mine is bottomless, like Mary Poppins’ bag)