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?
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. :)ReplyDelete
I think a lot of beginning writers have that problem, I know I did.Delete
Merci for the linkage Sara! Off to make myself a little wiser... (:ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoy.Delete
I'm following Elise. Really wish she would stop riding the brakes! :)ReplyDelete
lol, you can cut them you know. Maybe a little dangerous but definitely a ride you'll remember.Delete
Hey! I read that! (;Delete
Thanks for the links. I think the link on Behler's blog should be mandatory reading for all authors.ReplyDelete
I totally agree!Delete
I'm all for more genre books. Thanks for the articles!ReplyDelete
It's sad to see people looking down on genre books because there are many that are very well written.Delete
These are fine links. Thanks for providing them! :)ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoy.Delete
Interesting...the concept of plot vs. a series of events.ReplyDelete
Hope your Monday gets less sleepy. Enjoy the hope this MLK, Jr day honors.
I think that's something a lot of beginning authors struggle with.Delete
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.
Thanks for the links!ReplyDelete
I have the day off since I haven't started my new job yet. ;) Otherwise I would be in the office. Alas.
Glad you can enjoy a few last minute free days. Have fun at the new job though.Delete
I like plot over events, although, sub-story does have its place. Visited your links. Great stuff!ReplyDelete
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.
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.Delete
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).
Thanks for the great links, Sara!ReplyDelete
Did you ever get my address?Delete
Most excellent links! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Hope you enjoy.Delete
Thanks for the link to Blether Blog! I've added it to my blog roll. ; )ReplyDelete
Behler blog is amazing. There is so much info there.Delete
These look like good links.ReplyDelete
Yep, it's a work day for me too.
Hope work was good for you!Delete
Loved Jo's blog!ReplyDelete
All her posts are amazing.Delete
I'll stop by and check out the links. I have a WIP I'm wrapping up, so every article and post helps. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Good luck with the WIP, hope the links prove useful.Delete
ooh! Love me some linkage! I'll have to hop over and check these out. Sound good :)ReplyDelete
Hey Leigh, hope you enjoy.Delete
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. :)ReplyDelete
A fun day, but not a get things done day.Delete
Uh oh, I'm scared to see that plot or series of events link, but I think it might be good for me...ReplyDelete
Off to be brave and look!