Here's my favorite blogs of the week and boy, one's a doozy!
Book View Cafe
A post and an opportunity from Ursula K Le Guin
"I have enough vigor and stamina these days to write poems, for which I am very thankful.... Reliable vigor and stamina is also required to teach a class or run a workshop, and so I had to give up teaching several years ago. But I miss being in touch with serious prentice writers.... I’m going to try an experiment: a kind of open consultation or informal ongoing workshop in Fictional Navigation, here on Book View Café....
Great group of writers share their insight and journeys
"Let me start with a confession.
Can't have a week without an awesome post from Janice Hardy - great post on "setup"
"Writing can be a confusing endeavor. The same words can mean very different things depending on the context, which can make it hard to fully understand certain concepts. "
Author and agent Sarah Negovetich lays out nailing that first line
"Nothing seems to send authors into a tail spin more than the first line of their novel. There are too many horror stories out there of agents who will stop reading after the first sentence if I doesn't scream brilliance."
Sci-fi & fantasy author Marcy Kennedy has some great ideas to push your writing skills
"I wanted to take a quick break from posts on writing craft topics and instead give you a list of fresh techniques to help you become a better writer."
Excellent article for self-pubbed writers getting that book into a local bookstore
"I’ve just completed a two-year stint as a part-time bookseller at a lovely independent bookstore. Aside from the obvious bliss of having spent two years surrounded by books and people who love them, I also came away with a new perspective regarding authors and how they approach their close allies, bookstores."
Great writing advice and today... publishing advice from a publisher!
"I’ve been thinking about the publishing business even more than usual lately due to the release of my second book, For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher. In the book, I lay bare the ups and downs of running a small press and pull back the curtain on some of the more lascivious details of my ten years as editor. "
So what did you read this week that you'd like to share with the rest of us? Comment below!