by Brooke Favero
Everyone remembers where they were when 9/11 happened. Me, I was getting ready for work but called in a sick day after the second plane crashed. I recently discussed the events of 9/11 with my children and choked on the story of the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania. Heroes and villains. Good vs. evil. A nation united in hope.
Where were you on 9/11?
Building Your Platform
BookEnds gives sound advice on twittering and other public social media. Confident Writing gives a simple guide to running a Facebook page.
Nathan Bransford explains how to deal with contradictory querying advice. Kidlit tells how she evaluates full manuscripts. Rachelle Gardner gives her opinion on revision letters and gives an insider view of a pub committee meeting. The Lit Coach offers advice on how to lure an agent. Pimp My Novel reminds us: timing is everything.
Writer Unboxed reminds us that the writing is in the rewriting. The Blood Red Pencil provides a handy self-editing checklist. Guide to Literary Agents helps you grow your writers group. Janice Hardy fleshes out characters. Wordplay asks does your story have enough mystery? Advanced Fiction Writing makes sense of the story structure. Nathan Bransford shares the seven keys to great dialogue. Inkygirl links to a JoNoWriMo.
If you still haven't talked enough about Mockingjay, check out this interesting poll over at Adventures in Children's Publishing. I was in the majority for most of the questions. Oh, and if you're in need of a little good fortune, pick carefully.