Here are some great links on writing, the industry, and all things book related. Some are serious, and some are just downright hilarious. We highly recommend you read them!
- Looking for an Agent – Thoughts and Resources
- Offended by Rank Objectification of Writers
- On the Do-Nothing Hero and Why He Kills Your Story
- The Solitary Male Genius is a Work of Fiction
– If you’re looking for an agent, this post has a ton of people to follow on Twitter, and links to great articles and resources.
– Hilarious! Apparently, people claim that dating a writer is good. But here are the reasons why dating a writer is a BAD idea.
– A great article about recognizing that you have an inactive hero – with a handy checklist!
– An interesting article centering around the question, “Can a Woman Be a ‘Great American Novelist?'”.
- Why We Get Lost in Books
– A scientific look at why we get lost in books. Gotta love the brain science!
- The Hardy Boys The Final Chapter…
– An interesting yet sad article about the writer of the Hardy Boys. He hated the series, but he had to write them in order to live through the Depression.
- Critique Partner Page
– Need a critique partner? Well, check out our CP page! Lol, yes… we put up a link to our own blog here. But there are still people looking for critique partners!!! So if you’re also in need of one/want to be a crit partner, check it out!
“For all my longer works, for example novels, I write chapter outlines so I can have the pleasure of departing from them later on.”
— Garth Nix
“For anyone who is: just keep writing. Keep reading. If you are meant to be a writer, a storyteller, it’ll work itself out. You just keep feeding it your energy, and giving it that crucial chance to work itself out. By reading and writing.”
— Robin McKinley
“Write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.”
— Neil Gaiman
“Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It’s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors.”
— Rhys Alexander
“The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.”
— Ursula K. Le Guin
“I don’t know where my ideas come from, but I know where they come to. They come to my desk, and if I’m not there, they go away again.”
— Philip Pullman
What We’re Reading:
Sarah: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Savannah: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Jenn: Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson
Kat: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Julie: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Vanessa: Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley & Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
Vahini: Raw Blue by Kristy Eager
Sammy: The Passage by Justin Cronin
Share any interesting links/quotes you’ve come across in the comments! Reading an interesting book? Let us know in the comments. Happy weekend everyone!