Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Funday! (27)

Happy Sunday! Today was an especially happy day for me, because my husband officially set a date...for our visit to the Harry Potter theme park!! We're heading over June 25, and I'm upgrading the free passes we got from his mom to an annual pass so I can visit all year long. Sometimes, living two hours away from Orlando has its perks.

Anyway, this was a great week in blogging! Here are some of my very favorite entries:

No one likes the idea of rejection. But every once in awhile, a writer bites back. Check out the most recent example of a writer's rejection of their rejection over at Editorial Ass.

Nathan Bransford discusses how to write the one-sentence pitch! He gives a formula, then tells you how to jazz it up a little. I'm still totally stressed about the idea of my pitch, but this post definitely makes me feel a little less queasy.

One of the biggest pet peeves I have in YA lit is when female characters stay in abusive relationships (be they emotionally or physically abusive - though the emotional abuse is much more rampant than the physical) for no reason. It just seems that some of these characters should be smarter than that. Or maybe not. Fortunately, The Character Therapist has a great post on 10 Reasons why your character might stay in an abusive relationship. As someone who's talked often with her therapist and social-worker friends, I definitely think this list is spot-on. So if your character needs to be (or is) in an abusive relationship, please, please, please, make sure he or she is the type of person who would actually stay in one.

Donna over at the First Novels Club discusses how we deal with jealousy as writers.

There's a new blog on the scene, and it's after my own heart! It's called League of Extraordinary Writers, and it's a blog by debut dystopian authors - a genre I love, and the type of authors I love to support.

What do writing and women in drag have in common? Click here to find out - and work your inner fierceness!

Hope you all had a great day!


  1. Thanks for the links- The League of Extraordinary Writers looks like it's going to be a fantabulous blog!

  2. Thank you for all the links!

    Harry Potter theme park sounds awesome. I hope you'll have a fabulous time when you go!

  3. I hope you're going to give us a report on June 26th and lots of photos. :)

  4. I agree with Sandy and Sharon re: Harry Potter! HOW FUN! Keep us posted! I really want to go...may need to save that for another year though. 2010 is pretty jam-packed at this point. :)


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