Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Sharing the Love

My mind has just enough room left for one big post this week, and I know you guys would rather I spend that brain power on tomorrow's Re-Write post, so here are some great links to stuff every writer should check out.

Alexandra Sokoloff has a fantastic series on the Three Act Structure. Her blog is chocked full of great info so stick around there and take in the sites.

Literary agent Rachelle Garden has one of the best posts on word counts I've ever seen.

Agent Nathan Bransford has a guest blogger who tells you everything you wanted to know about how your book gets sold to bookstores but were afraid to ask.

Brooklyn Arden gives you four techniques to get to the emotional heart of your story.

Moonrat over at Editorial Ass tells you exactly why you need an agent and shouldn't try to go this publishing thing alone.

Kristin Nelson's query pitch series is a must for anyone even thinking about writing their query.

Juliette Wade over at TalkToYoUniverse has a must-read post on the inciting event and world building. The questions at the end of the post just might change the way you look at POV and world building.

Editorial Anonymous gives 8 Rules of Rejection, another must read for those who finished Kristin's series and are sending out those queries.

And the gals at Bookends has a publishing dictionary that explains all those publishing terms.

Read, enjoy, tell your friends. I'll see ya'll tomorrow for Re-Write Wednesday and how to get over overstating in your work. Mini-excerpts from Shifter 2 and everything!


  1. Janice, on the issue of word count, is there a specific way this is calculated in the industry as opposed to me using my MS WORD to do it for me, or is it the same thing?

  2. Most folks just use Word (I do), but some like the 250 words per page formula. I always end up with more words this way though. Either works. It's just a rough ballpark so they can see where the novel falls. A few thousand words either way won't hurt you unless you're way over or way under the norm for that genre or market.