Short list this week, but some pretty interesting stuff. Take a look.
From Steve Laub’s Blog: When The Outlook Is Bleak
In the constant ebb and flow of this industry we have authors celebrating and authors in tears. Ask any agent and you will hear the same. For every author excited about their new contract there is another experiencing bitter disappointment. Read more…
From StoryFix.com: Booster Shots For Your Search For Story
Things to keep in mind as you plan, draft, revise and dream, in no particular order… because there is no particular order:
An “idea” for a story is NOT a story. Any more than a seed is a tree. You have lots of watering and fertilizing to do before the seed becomes something that will live. Read more…
Another good one from StoryFix.com: The Secret Weapon Of Crafting Effective Heroes
I promise this isn’t a sermon.
This isn’t even remotely religious, other than this short snippet of scripture – as in, THE Scripture – which sets the stage. It’s from First Corinthians 13:13, and it sticks in the brain as much as it rolls easily off the tongue: But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
True that. You may have heard this one at a wedding or two. Say what you will, those guys could write. Read more…