Monday, August 26, 2013

More linkage

Hey everyone, hope your weeks are starting out well.  I have a few links for you.  They were so great I couldn't wait anymore to share them.

First, here is Shannon Messenger talking about feeling like a fraud as a writer. This is a great post if you're feeling down because it will perk you right back up.

Sara Walker has a post on acknowledgments and dedication pages, the how, the why, the what. 

This one was a fun post about the favorite writing tools of 20 famous actors. 

Then there are two from Joanna Bourne.  Here is a post on why the first scene should be a ghost. Here is a great post detailing what to do when you finish your MS.

I'm going to buckle down and try to get some massive revisions done this week, not to mention a synopsis. Eeep.  What are you working on this week?

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  1. Thanks for the links. I really enjoyed Shannon's post. Good luck with the revisions.

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  2. Words? What's that? LOL! I'm trying to buckle down, too. ;-)

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  3. Great links, thank you! I'm still working on character backgrounds/world building and have started on a "rough chapter", though not sure where I'm going to put it.

    Best of luck with your revisions and hang in there :)

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    1. Ooo, that first chapter is always fun. It's good to start seeing how things work together, even if it is rough.

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  4. Thanks for the links. I've never read a post on dedication pages, not that I'm at that point, but I hope to be one day.

    It's another week of revising for me as well. Hopefully, the last one.

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    1. I'll admit I've started writing a few dedication and acknowledgment pages. Just for fun. Someday I hope to have a use for them.

      Good luck with the revisions.

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  5. OOOh, good linkage. I feel like a fraud all the time :)

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  6. Good links you picked. :-)

    I'll mainly be rewriting. Trying to finish a draft by the end of the month.

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  7. Best on getting your revisions done. I have a lull until my MS comes back from my editor. I'm working on something new while waiting... then it's crunch time again.

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  8. Thanks for the linkage! Going to check them all out. :) I'm just starting revisions. Good luck with yours!

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  9. What? No link to "Here is what to do when you're sick of your story, and oh yeah, it has a deadline." You're supposed to be solving all my problems. :P

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  10. Great bunch of links, thanks. I liked the writing tools one because I like snippets like that - hard to imagine writing a whole book with a pen or even typewriter, but that's all you would have known back then. This week, I'm going to knuckle down to finishing my novella, after a patchy summer.

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  11. Thanks again for more great links.
    Have fun with the revisions and synopsis.

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  12. Good luck on the revisions. I'll pop over and check out the links! Thanks!

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  13. Thank for the links. I'm concentrating on my novel and preparing to change one character's story arc, a mix of revision and new writing which is fun.

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    1. That is a fun mix. Keeps either from getting old. Good luck!

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  14. Sound like great links-- thanks for sharing. Always great information I'm not even aware of!

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    1. I know, there's so much out there we can never see it all.

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  15. Excellent links--who hasn't felt like a fraud at one point or another?

    Good luck with your revisions and synopsis! Classes started for me today, so the day job is taking up a lot more of my time. My challenge for the week is to keep writing, even though I won't be able to work as much as I'd like.

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    1. Ah, the day job. I necessary, and sometimes fun, distraction. Good luck juggling it all.

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  16. Great links, Sara! Good luck with your synopsis. I've got to keep typing... trying to get all of Santiago's story typed up before NaNo comes!

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  17. Best of luck with your synopsis! Ugh. I hate doing those, but they're a necessary evil.

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    1. Necessary is right. It's an important skill. Maybe one day I'll learn it.

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  18. Yikes! Good luck with the synopsis and revisions. I really despise writing a synopsis. I mean, giving away all your novel's secrets in a page or two? That's like, cheating, right?

    I'll be working on guest post prep this week. *deep breath* This publishing thing is happening. *gulp*

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  19. Buckling down, good idea! Great links, but back to work!

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    1. PS. do you have a blog? I'm having a hard time following you back to it.

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  20. I love Joanna Bourne. I get so much education from her website!
    I must take a minute for the pick me up!! Afternoon doldrums have kicked in.

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    1. She's an awesome writer and an awesome person!

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  21. You always share the best links. Thanks for the roundup. Good luck with the revisions and synopsis. I'm working on a new-ish story. Three chapters in and hoping I can lose myself in it soon.

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    1. Thanks! Good luck with the story. You're still in the honeymoon stage, it's a good stage.

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  22. I saw Shannon's post. It's wonderful!

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  23. Hi S.P.,

    I must check out your links. I really don't understand how anybody could consider themselves a "fraud" as a writer. I'm sure it's an upbeat message on that link. I think if you write, you're a writer. Simple as.

    Thanks for this.

    Gary :)

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  24. These are excellent, Sara! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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  25. I'm intrigued by the one about the first scene being a ghost? off to check it out. Thanks for the links! The Shannon Messenger one is great!

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  26. My tab bar is full of links now :D

    This week I worked on not failing out of college. I passed.

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  27. These look like fun links. I'll have to check out Shannon's post. I just bought one of her books awhile back when I met her at a book signing.

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  28. thanks for sharing, Sara!

    hope you made all your goals :-)

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  29. Thanks for all these lovely links-- off to check them out!

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  30. Thanks, Sara. I'm hoping to outline a brand new project. Happy writing to you!

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