Frankie told us all about a terrifying affliction that is hurting writers everywhere. It's called the Sexy New Idea Syndrome, and it can be deadly and fatal to your WIP!! What do you do when it strikes?
That Frankie was pretty much on fire this week. She and Shannon Messenger are in an ongoing blog war, and her most recent dare was fulfilled with this Web Cam for Writers video.
Speaking of Shannons, Shannon O'Donnell from Book Dreaming posted the only 12 1/2 rules you'll ever need for writing.
I don't really know what's going on in this picture over at The Rejectionist, but I sort of love it.
One of the things I struggle most with in my writing is dialogue, which is why I really appreciate The First Novels Club's two-part series on dialogue this week. Find the posts here and here.
On WordPress, there's a blog called Old People Writing for Teens. LOVE the name. What I love even more is these five facts every aspiring YA author should know.
YA Highway and Anne Riley have different views on which pets are right for animals. YA Highway thinks dogs are superior, while Anne is really more supportive of the cats. I make my view clear here.
A creative director from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group explains the evolution of a book cover, along with pictures of cover mock-ups along the way. The reasons they changed covers were really interesting; one of my favorite reads on covers!
Finally, Natalie Whipple helps you figure out what to do when you get a critique back - how do you separate the CRAP from the DOH! from the PERFECTION?
UPDATE: WOOHOO!!!!!!!! I now have 100 followers!!! It's like Blog-Christmas. Details on the contest coming tonight!