Monday, December 27, 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break. Mine was perfect. We even got snow Christmas night!

This week I will not be posting regularly, but starting my research for the post Nano email topics I mentioned the first week in December:
Researching agents
The short story as a way to earn publishing credits
Editing/revising (grammar rules, story structure, dialogue, show vs. tell, passive voice/weak verbs, point of view, etc)
Excellent online resources
How to give and receive critique like a professional
Building a Platform (How to make websites, blogging, twitter, facebook and other social media work for you.)
Loglines or the Hook
Writing a synopsis
Writing the Query Letter
The Pitch
Creating a Marketing Plan
Agent vs. Small Publisher vs. Self Publishing

Here is a quick list of blogfest links that will take place over the next few weeks.
Eye Candy Blogfest hosted by Vicki Rocho. Post any picture (PG-13 please) that makes you smile on January 1st. I signed up for it.
Annual No Kiss Blogfest hosted by Frankie. Post on January 2nd. Post a scene where you build the tension, everyone is waiting for that kiss and doesn't happen. I signed up

Show me yours and I'll show you mine, hosted by Summer Frey. Share an excerpt of yourNaNoWriMo novel. All we ask is that you keep it around 500 words in order for us to read as many as possible. Post on January 3rd. I signed up.
Awkward Writing Blogfest hosted by Justin W. Parente, CANCELED But he promises to bring us something soon.
100 Words for $100 blogfest hosted by Elena Solodow. Follow the link to learn all about it. Submit entries between Jan 1st--Jan 31st.  Thinking about it.
Tessa's Birthday Bash on Jan 21, hosted of course by Tessa. Write a 500-1000 word story/scene that mentions birthday(s), candles, cakes or presents.

There is also a blogfest where you pick one of the photos posted and write two snips. One telling and one showing. I signed up, but didn't save the link anywhere.
Do you know which one I'm talking about?


  1. Sorry, don't know about that last one. I did sign up for the Eye Candy Blogfest though.

  2. Looks like we're in for a year of great posts and fun blog fests! I can hardly wait!


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