Friday, June 4, 2010

Google Reader Roundup

  • The shimmery Julie Dao has a very timely and important warning about putting your work on your blog. This is something she and I spoke about before. Read her post, peeps. It's important to think about this stuff. It's why I no longer participate in blogfests or contests with my WIP.

9 comments:

Tahereh said...

haha awesome lineup, love! NOW TO CLICKSY!

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

Thanks for the roundup. :) Although, i'm sad that you won't participate in blogfests. I think as long as you post small excerpts that don't give away your overall concept, you're fine. Only you can write the book you're going to write.

What I would warn against is those high-concept log lines people post on their sites. Those, I think, are more likely to inspire someone else to hijack the concept.

Sierra Godfrey said...

Tahereh - what a lovey

Roni, I'm so glad you did a post about this today (everyone, go see Roni's blog cause she wrote about this after reading it here! http://bit.ly/99xecH

I agree that you can only write the book you're going to write. But I urge caution.

Anne R. Allen said...

Again, Sierra, you've vetted all the blogs I meant to read but didn't have time for and picked the gems. Thanks!

I read Roni's post. Just about to read Julie's. I do think there are a number of reasons not to post parts of your WIP.

In these days of high concept, your logline could be worth stealing--big time.

And for newbies starting out, no matter how much you crave being "in print", it's NOT SMART to immortalize amateurish scribblings in the permanent archives of cyberspace. Your older, more professional self will thank you.

Travener said...

You know, a lot of people dream of becoming a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle. I dream of writing a blog post good enough to warrant inclusion in the Sierra Roundup.

Sierra Godfrey said...

Anne -- it strangely comforts me that you have such things to be embarrassed about, because no one could ever fault you for rashness!

Trav - FTW! Thank you, that was super sweet (and clever!).

Julie Dao said...

Thanks for the shout-out! I need to respond to the comments on that but people said pretty much what I believe - be careful, but even so, no one can write the story you want to write. However, they CAN steal your idea and that would suck just as much, I think!

WritingNut said...

Oooh - this is great! Here we go - no, I am NOT avoiding working on my WiP :D

Sierra Godfrey said...

Julie, agree!

WritingNut, thanks for commenting and following, I love you!

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