Monday, January 21, 2013

Linkage

Hey, hows your Monday?  Everyone have a good weekend?

I've got some links for you this fine bright morning.  (Ok, yes, I am trying to convince myself that it is actually fine and bright.  In reality I have yet to open my eyes which are still trying to convince me to go back to sleep, and I have no idea what it looks like out there) 

First I have two links from Behler blog.  One is how to act when you have editorial differences but I think it also works for interacting with crit partners and beta readers.  The second post is about the difference between having a plot or a series of events in your novel.  Everyone should read this. 

Next we have Joanna Bourne writing about the legitimacy of Genre books As always she's a fabulous read and it's a post I recommend to anyone who writes "genre" which of course, is pretty much everything.

It's a holiday today.  We don't get the day off so it's business like usual for us, what about you?

36 comments:

  1. Ah yes, I used to have a series of events in my novels which I thought were plot. And maybe they were. They just didn't abide by the rules of story structure. Now I'm wiser. :)

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    1. I think a lot of beginning writers have that problem, I know I did.

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  2. Merci for the linkage Sara! Off to make myself a little wiser... (:

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  3. I'm following Elise. Really wish she would stop riding the brakes! :)

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    1. lol, you can cut them you know. Maybe a little dangerous but definitely a ride you'll remember.

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  4. Thanks for the links. I think the link on Behler's blog should be mandatory reading for all authors.

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  5. I'm all for more genre books. Thanks for the articles!

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    1. It's sad to see people looking down on genre books because there are many that are very well written.

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  6. These are fine links. Thanks for providing them! :)

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  7. Interesting...the concept of plot vs. a series of events.

    Hope your Monday gets less sleepy. Enjoy the hope this MLK, Jr day honors.

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    1. I think that's something a lot of beginning authors struggle with.

      Thank you, I'm trying to keep the holiday, and what it stands for in mind. Difficult to do when home with two cranky children and a hubby who is in meetings all day.

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  8. Thanks for the links!

    I have the day off since I haven't started my new job yet. ;) Otherwise I would be in the office. Alas.

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    1. Glad you can enjoy a few last minute free days. Have fun at the new job though.

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  9. I like plot over events, although, sub-story does have its place. Visited your links. Great stuff!

    Can't remember who it was, but someone once said that you can tell Literary from Commercial because it changes you in a way that lasts. I like that. But I like fluff too. I read a good book to be entertained, not necessarily changed.

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    1. Sub-story is important. They highlight and emphasize parts of the plot. But to do that they must be connected and not a series of random events.

      And I agree, fluff has a place. Personally I enjoy litfic, genre and fluff, it just depends on my mood and situation of life (I read a lot less heavy stuff with my kids at demanding ages, no time to really sink into it).

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  10. Thanks for the link to Blether Blog! I've added it to my blog roll. ; )

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    1. Behler blog is amazing. There is so much info there.

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  11. These look like good links.

    Yep, it's a work day for me too.

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  12. I'll stop by and check out the links. I have a WIP I'm wrapping up, so every article and post helps. Thanks!

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    1. Good luck with the WIP, hope the links prove useful.

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  13. ooh! Love me some linkage! I'll have to hop over and check these out. Sound good :)

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  14. Ooo! Thanks for the great links! My kids were off school, so it was kind of a day off for me, but also kind of the opposite of a day off. :)

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    1. A fun day, but not a get things done day.

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  15. Uh oh, I'm scared to see that plot or series of events link, but I think it might be good for me...
    Off to be brave and look!

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