As a girl, I lived in a boarding school. I was a risk taker, sneaking out to ride wishing chairs and climb magical trees. Once, I got lost at sea and wouldn’t have made it home without the help of my best friend Charlotte. We barely survived a watery grave. Home in river heights was … Continue reading
Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Did you know that sometimes when it seems like men are writing or talking or singing about something, often it is actually about a lady? Sometimes it’s a chick they want to bang, and sometimes it’s about a chick they have previously banged and now have bad feelings about, and…
via What’s Your Excuse?. CJ Lyons By the way, this kinda applies to everything in life, not just writing.
Source: SUN VS. SNOW – A NEW QUERY CONTEST
The New Year is always full of reflection and I was thinking back on when I first created a blog (RookieWriter in June 2009) I created a blog on LiveJournal but had no intention of blogging at the time. I joined LJ to follow a group of writers from FictionPress who were leaving the site due to plagiarism issues … Continue reading
via Operation Awesome: Pass or Pages Official Contest Rules and Agent Panel.
Here are the submission guidelines for the few publishing houses I found online for fiction with African setting etc. Please comment with others Ankara Press : Website Submission Guidelines Cassava Republic Press: Website Submission Guidelines Saraba Magazine: Website Submission Guidelines Okada Books: Website Submission Guidelines
This list by Carolyn Wheat was a good read especially for writers of mystery or suspense. Number 12 is spot on: “A mystery asks: who done it? In suspense the question is: What’s going to happen?” A mystery concerns itself with a puzzle. Suspense presents the reader with a nightmare. A mystery is a power … Continue reading
Hello! Congratulations to everyone who participated in NaNoWriMo whether you wrote a 1000, 20000, 50000 or 100000 words of a new novel, finished a work in progress or edited a completed draft. November was stop-and-go for writing for me, I was also working on application essays (wish it counted towards my word count) and December/January, I will … Continue reading
via The Writers Alley: Heroes of Austen – Part 3.
via The Writers Alley: Heroes According to Jane Austen – Part 2.
via The Writers Alley: Heroes According to Jane Austen – Part 1.
via Operation Awesome: Guest Post: The Secret Power of Alpha and Beta Readers, by Callie Stoker. This was an educational post for me. It was the first time I had seen the term “Alpha Reader”. I learned I’d been using the term “beta reader” instead. Although the post mentions that the terms are used interchangeably. … Continue reading
via First-page Critiques . If you write mystery or thrillers, here’s a way to get constructive criticism and feedback on your first page for free. It’s a great opportunity so take advantage of it!
via Start Writing Fiction – The Open University.