Friday, April 16, 2010

Google Reader Roundup

  • Non-sharky (not that sharky is bad!) query critique from Rachelle Gardner. Don't know about you, but I learned something from this, mostly to do with character personality coming through.
  • Author Kathi Oram Peterson writes about the end of a novel, in terms of plot structure. Great post if you love plot structure, as I do.
  • Meghan Ward has a timely reminder to BACK UP your work! With some good suggestions for tools to do it with.
  • Amberspice Tidd Murphy has SOME NEWS...or does she?? Take note peeps: she knows how to build a story, make you laugh, and THEN LEAVE YOU HANGING. Someone get this girl an agent!
  • Elana Johnson has some helpful blog tips, which incidentally, I agree completely with.


Tara said...

These are some great links! Thanks :)

Tara said...

oops, your Rachelle Gardner link sends me to Book Ends ;)

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Lynnette Labelle said...

Thanks for the links. I especially liked the one about the author who returned her advance. Never heard of that happening before.

Lynnette Labelle

Sierra Godfrey said...

Tara -- thanks for catching that link, I have been not cutting and pasting links properly this week at ALL ... Hi, my name is Sierra, and I have a problem pasting links. It is corrected now.

Lynnette -- I know huh, I LOVED reading that.

Amber Tidd Murphy said...


Your shout out to me gave me watery eyes. You are the sweetest. Thanks for the votes of confidencespice. :)

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

Wow, lots of links to check out this week. Thanks for the shout out. And yes, it's my mission in life to have everyone singing cheesy porn music in their head all day, so I'm totally happy. ;)

Sierra Godfrey said...

Amber, it's probs your hormones that gave you the watery eyes...oh yes, have fun with that, and by the way, please enjoy the next few weeks before the morning sickness starts in around week 6. Just saying.

Roni -- not only going through my head that day you posted, but also since then. THANKS. :)

KLM said...

OK, by my count I now owe you something like three kidneys and whatever spare skin you might need for grafting purposes at a later date.

OMG! I have several famous writer BFFs too! Isn't it great to be soooo in sync with these literary lights who totally value our opinions and suggestions? But why do they keep leaving us off the acknowledgments pages of their books, I wonder?

Sierra Godfrey said...

Kristen, Nah, that's what the community is all about.

I'm actually quite bitter about being left off so many acknowledgments pages. And also, I expected to have at least 5 books dedicated to me by now. WTF.

Julie Dao said...

You always have the most interesting links. I can't wait to check out the one about the writer who returned her advance - BWAHHH?!

Meghan Ward said...

Thanks for all these great links, and for the mention! I'm about to start clicking.

Olugbemisola (Mrs. Pilkington) said...

Annie L.! I *know*! (she loves when I call her that). Wow, that gave-back-my-advance post. Made me take a breath and remember that I don't *have* to do everything that *seems* good for me (or use asterisks quite so much). Anyway, lovely linkage as usual, thank you. This blog makes me happy.

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

BAH. I refuse to think about morning sickness until week 6. Today, I lived it up and ate fast food for all three meals. I figured if I'm going to get fat anyway, I might as well go ahead and enjoy it.

(I KNOW I am supposed to eat healthy, nutritionally rich meals. I'm going to do that starting tomorrow!)

Sierra Godfrey said...

Julie -- I debated about posting the most interesting link of all this week, but decided not to for many reasons. Email me for it :)

Meghan -- Likewise, girl :)

Gbemi -- The fact that you look at my blog makes me happy.

Amber -- You are a wise girl. You will do what's right for you, I'm sure.

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