Friday, January 14, 2011

Week in Short

O.O Is the second week of 2011 really over already? I hope everyone's weathering the Snowpocalyse and that your year is off to an incredible start.

Song of the week:
There's a Place for Us by Carrie Underwood. Theme song for Dawn Treader. AMAZING song.

Must Read:
Why the N-word matters -- No one could have said it better than Sean Ferrel.
"Free" books aren't free, the implications of illegal downloading
How movies based on books happen

TWFT is BACK and it's better than ever! Check it out and make sure you watch for the excitement coming soon!
Natalie Fischer has huge news
Lisa McMann's WAKE was challenged
The future looks bleak for Borders [I am not exaggerating when I say I will literally cry if they close.]
WriteOnCon announces their January Live Event
The title and cover for the second book in Riordan's Kane Chronicles series has been announced!

Adventures in Agentland:
Top ten query pet peeves


Unlikeable characters

Successful query: Liar Society

Kara Mustafa:
Things that get easier and things that don't


Deepening your characters' needs

Rachelle Gardner:
When publishing dreams become nightmares

Strangest Situation:
Joy of human interaction

Outlining and series

In Movies:

  • Going the Distance -- Not as good as I thought it would be, but still a pretty good one. 8/10
  • Prince of Persia: Sands of Time -- Very good movie. I'm particularly fond of Jake Gyllenhaal. 9/10
  • The Time Traveler's Wife -- wasn't as good as I expected 6.5/10
  • What Happens in Vegas -- Cute. :) Made me think that you should be required to pass a BAC test to get marred in Vegas. 8/10
In Writing:
Burning Bridges revisions are in full swing. I've also started casually playing with a new dystopian idea with the working title Cardinal Three. It's probably going to be my next WiP.

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