Sunday, January 29, 2012

Week of Links for Writer's and Readers

This week has been a very busy week for me and my blog posts have been sparse. My roller derby team hosted a very successful recruiting event and we are busily preparing for season 2, which begins next month.  I am also participating in a couple of online writing workshops and have had assignments due.  I have learned so much in these classes and I hope to blog about some of those experiences.  For this post however, I am passing along some links I have found of interest this week.

100 Words for Facial Expression – This article is especially of interest to the historical romance fiction writer in me. I will most certainly add a wolfish expression to my 1930’s WIP.

The Bookshelf Muse presents us with Character traits of the disorganized. I love this website and highly recommend the thesaurus listings found there.

Melinda McGuire asks the question, “What If?”  She has several interesting previous posts to explore as well.  She is also a fan of another website I love, Larry Brook’s Storyfix.com

I must mention a Wedding Story I read this week as well over on Kimberly Matthews blog. I am a sucker for bookstore weddings. 

Donna Yates has a valuable guest post regarding the Use of Quotes in writing on her blog this week. 

Lisa Tener interviews  Dr. Jill Grimes, who authored, "Seductive Delusions: How Ordinary People Get STD's. This book is written in terminology that is understandable by the exact audience it targets. It has become required reading in several health and medical related classes. Dr. Grimes is a graduate of a program sponsored by Harvard Medical School that assists authors of medical related content learn to negotiate the writing and publishing process. She also offers some firsthand and excellent advice for authors attending any type of writing  conferences.  

K.M Weiland hosted Becke Martin Davis on her website this week. The post “What would Agatha Say?” was in reference to one of my all-time favorite authors, Agatha Christie. My favorite quote from Agatha Christie was in regard to her first try at writing.

To update the progress on my 2012 Genre Project I have chosen two books this week that have caught my attention. Seeds of Insight by Breeana Putroff and  The High Crusade By Paol Anderson, reviewed by a fellow Blogger Gene Lempke.  

Now, I must be off to the year 1935 and check in with my favorite character at the moment, Josephine.  I suspect today’s chapter will deal with keeping her well-meaning but slightly na├»ve grandmother out of some sort of trouble.  

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