Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday Must Read Links

Good morning everyone. Today I have some absolutely must read links whether you've written 20 books or are just starting to write your first one.

Jody Hedlund has a fabulous post for writing settings. Making them into their own characters.

Heather McCorkle has an amazing article on POV. I don't care where you are in your process, this is an absolute. And if you are a newbie, please bookmark it for future reference. It will save you so much heartache.

Roni Loren has outdone herself with this post on what it takes to be a successful author. And even though most of us are still on our journey, it doesn't hurt to be prepared.

Susannah wrote this article, how blogging is like an MFA. Very informative and eye-opening.

Janice Hardy does an incredible job of just how a hook works in your book to make it an absolute page turner. You've got to read this. Fab fab fab.


Now, if you don't follow any of these ladies, please make sure you do. They are all extremely informative and easy to read, and everytime I go, I always learn something.

On a personal note, I will not be around the blogs very much for the next few weeks. Mommy Dearest has decided that now I have sent out my queries and am in "wait" mode, it seems she has lined up several other projects for me. Mowing the lawn, weed-wacking, painting the porch, digging up and replanting the flower garden, you know how it goes, the list is endless.

Suffice to say, I'll be kept quite busy. I must also get this all done before the weather becomes too hot (probably May 1st around here) otherwise I can't. (I wilt in the heat.) So...

I'll try and post on Mondays on a regular basis, but commenting on your blogs will be a hit and miss proposition. I apologize in advance of this. However, if you do really miss me, you can always drop me an email. Or if you need help with your queries or synopsis. I'll always lend an ear.

Have a great week!!

25 comments:

Em-Musing said...

You always amaze me with all the stuff you research and offer on your blog posts. Where DO you find the time? Thanks for all the links, and good luck with your lists and queries.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

Good luck with off-writing tasks! ;)

best
F

Anne Gallagher said...

Thanks you guys. I'm off to mow the grass!

Bish Denham said...

Okay...so many blogs, so little time. Thanks Anne!

Rula Sinara said...

I've followed Janice for awhile now. She really does have excellent writing posts...worth checking out her archives.

Your Roni and Suzanna links didn't work, for me at least. Just thought I'd mention it in case the links need fixing.

Good luck with all your projects!

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for the links! They look like good ones. Happy Monday to you!

Movies on my Mind said...

I read Margaret Atwood's PAYBACK over the weekend. Have you read it?

Linda G. said...

Great links!

Best of luck staying ahead of that to-do list. :)

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

ooh i'll have to check out all those links.
And have fun on your hiatus! We had snow here this morning, so yard work will still have to wait

Talli Roland said...

Thanks for the links, Anne! Hope you have a great break - we'll miss you.

Anne Gallagher said...

Roni is Fiction Groupie. blogspot and Susannah is at http://www.writerunboxed.com

Try that if you can't link up.

Movies -- I haven't had a chance to read anything in awhile now, but I'll put it on my TBR list.

Sarah -- SNOW!!!!!!

I'm gearing up for tornadoes tonight. How much fun!!!

Thanks you guys for stopping by! Have a great Monday and rest of the week.

E. Elle said...

Thanks for the recs, dear. Good luck with all your manual labor!

Anne R. Allen said...

Good luck on the queries. Enjoy the outdoors!

Elle Strauss said...

Thanks for the links--I'll check them out.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Thanks for doing the research on those links. (so we don't have to!) Will definitely check them out.

have fun doing all your other stuff. Here, it's a perfect day. Just over eighty degrees, sun's shining, birds are singing, and the lawnmower hasn't been pulled out yet ...

The Words Crafter said...

Don't worry about getting around the blogs, you get all your chores done, lol! Seriously though, life comes first, right?

I will have to remember to come back to this post when I have time to read these and thanks for the links!

Good luck with the queries!!!!!

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Anne,
Thanks for sharing those links with us. I will check them out.
Please enjoy the outdoor projects, the beautiful weather, the nature!

And good luck with your queries.

Doris

Katie Mills said...

thank you for these! I haven't heard of them but I'll def check 'em out! Enjoy the 'time off'?? lol

roxy said...

Thanks for these great-sounding links, Anne. I'll definitely be popping over. I'm with you on the home improvement front. I can't wait until the work is over!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I follow all of these ladies, but I do have some catching up to do after my vacation. Thanks for the links, Anne. :D

Solvang Sherrie said...

At least if you're painting and gardening, you're not stressing (as much!) over the querying. Good for you. I'll bet the yard is looking fantastic by now :)

Anne Spollen said...

Aaah, spring.

And weeds, and dingy wood and dirty yard stuff from winter.

At least you have two end products lined up: publication and a great outdoor space.

Dawn Simon said...

Good luck with the querying!! I hope the chores keep you happily distracted!

Our weather here in Washington is kind of goofy. We had a teeny bit of snow last week, then sun, and I hear we're expecting rain. The rain is nice, though--I like it!

Deniz Bevan said...

Thanks for all the great links - and good luck with all the hard work!

Theresa Milstein said...

Good luck with your queries. And your chores!

I'm going to check out some of the links. Thanks for taking the time to put them together.