Saturday, December 4, 2010

Week in Short

Well...this week was crazy. It was also the beginning of our school play in which I got a small part. I expect the time I spend online is going to have to go down a lot over the next three months.

Song of the week:
Realize by Colbie Caillat

Must Read:
There's no use comparing
Natalie Fischer's open forum questions answered
What you can learn from J.K. Rowling's writing style

Jill Corcoran:
What to do when your agent doesn't like your WIP

Johnson Literary:
What to do with your NaNoWriMo manuscript

Putting feelers out before leaving an agent
Conference checklist

Sharing credit with co-authors

Literary Rambles:
Outlining by subplot

Rachelle Gardner:
Royalty rates
Reversion of rights

Strangest Situation:
[One of my favorite new blogs to read.]
Does Maggie Stiefvater's Sam have PTSD?
Writing YA characters with emotional and mental disorders
Psychotic vs. Psychopath

Weronika Janczuk:
Tip for formatting partial and full manuscript submissions

Writer Beware:
"Writing jobs" Twitter spam

How to choose an agent

In Movies:

  • The Princess and the Frog -- this movie was way better than my mom and I thought it would be. 9/10
  • Men Who Stare at Goats -- my mom and I both expected this movie to be ROFL-funny, but it wasn't anything like we thought it would be. 6.5/10
In Writing:
Revisions are continuing for Burning Bridges.

Everyone have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday!


Sarah said...

Hi, Rachael!
I love these posts with all these useful links. I'm honored to be included--thanks so much for the mention!

Erin said...

I just stumbled across your blog, and I'm so glad I did! Thanks for sharing so many helpful links. I can't wait to click through all of them and read more of your blog!


pensees said...

Congrats on getting a part in the school play! :)

LM Preston said...

I loved the Princess and the Frog much better than Tangled. But I have a question for you since you are a guy. Uh, why does the current Disney leading ladies seem to get bums for their Prince? How does that make a guy feel? In tangled Rapunzel socks the guy with a frying pan whenever he is disagreeable, and her prince is a thief :-D What does a princess have to do these days to get a gorgeous, dashing prince that she doesn't have to beat up in order to get him to be a man?

Horserider said...

Thanks everyone!


1. I'm a girl. ;)
2. I haven't actually seen Tangled yet.
3. Perhaps Disney has yet to find a happy medium between the Sleeping Beauty-style girl that just waits by for her prince to come and the strong female protagonist that can empower young women.