Week in Short

Song of the Week: Searching for a Heart by Luke Olson (this isn't a well-known song, but I heard it on Pandora and immediately fell in love with it. Must. Have. Album.)

Must Read:

The power to choose

Prayers to everyone in London and everywhere else affected by the riots. Stay safe. I hope you're all okay. I'm thinking of you all.

Just a few more days!

Mary Sues:
There's been a lot of discussion about Mary Sues on the blogosphere lately. Zoe Marriot began with her post on what a Mary Sue truly is. Sarah Rees Brennan talked about insecurity in fiction and real life. Holly Black makes the great point that female characters are at the center of the story because they are the protagonist and suggests that the intentions of the writer should be left out. Cora Buhlert discusses Mary Sues in-depth and suggests that it's normal for beginning writers.

Workshop Wednesday

What not to tell an agent in a query

Literary Rambles:
Paint chip storytelling

Figuring out your strengths and weaknesses

Rachelle Gardner:
What to bring to a conference
Questionable practices by literary agents

5 tips on writing outside your gender

Hope everyone has a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday!


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