Yesterday was spent in a totally vegetative state - reading, watching football, playing poker. But that's okay, I guess, because not many people are around this weekend.
So anyway, here are the posts this week that made me sit up and take notice....
And since my intro is so chock full of unnecessary words, I'd like to point out that Rachel Vincent is tightening her manuscript. It's a short post, but she hits it right where she needs to. I spent a lot of time snipping those words out of Spectacle.
The people over at WriteMinded have been having some special guests on their blog, with interesting and poignant things to say. (They're also having a boatload of contests, so make some comments and get yur name in the hat already.)
At Dishing with the Divas, Brenda Novak talks with writer M.J. Rose.
An Internet Guru and Computer Wiz as well as a writer, Erica Ridley gives some hints and tips about Websites for writers. This gal knows her stuff, so take a jog over there and soak up some internet info.
Courtesy of Diana Peterfreund we have this link to an awesome post by her friend C.L. Wilson on Worldbuilding (and a follow up here). Wilson makes some excellent points, and as Diana points out - we have worldbuilding to do even when we're not working in fantasy.
Speaking of worldbuilding. You may notice a new meter over to the right. (Yep, the purple one.) Since I picked the holiday weekend to ask people's opinions, I didn't get much input, so I'm jumping into Redemption next. Like I said, it's the book with the most work already done to it. It's got a lot of work ahead, but it should be fun. I went back and re-read the 23 pages I already wrote, and fell in love with the story all over again. (Which is why I'm purposely not re-reading the other available choices, or I'll never get anything done.)
How are things in your world this weekend? Anybody out there, or am I the only one who stayed home and vegged out?
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