by Brooke Favero
We're kicking off the A to Z Blog Challenge. The letter of the day:
A is for action in a story.
But not all action is good for your story. The Blood Red Pencil says to cut the boring (tasks or action in your manuscript). The boring task my characters love to do: eat. I'm trying to be better but for some reason I still keep writing it and then cutting it. Maybe I'm a hungry writer and write my emotion. Who knows?
What boring action/task do your characters love to do (and you should probably cut)?
Understanding the Industry & Market
Getting Your Name Out There @ Pimp My Novel.
Self Pub vs. Traditional: Which Way Will You Make More Money? @ Nathan Bransford.
How to Use Kickstarter to Fund a Self-Published Book @ Nathan Bransford.
Who's Got Problems? Dorchester Has Problems @ Pub Rants.
This is Good Advice @ Janet Reid.
Best Book Editors on Twitter @ GalleyCat.
Pitch Perfect: How to Craft Your Book's Hook @ Guide to Literary Agents.
Book Packager v. Agent @ BookEnds.
Why "No" Comes Quickly...@Rachelle Gardner.
Never "Just Description": Making Description Subjective @ TalkToYoUniverse.
That Sounds Familiar: Eliminating Often Used Words @ The Other Side of the Story.
Deep Point of View, Part 2 @ The Blood-Red Pencil.
An A-Z Guide @ Writer Unboxed.
The Basics: Misplaced Modifiers @ Write On!
If Your Character's Missing a Shoe, Try Finding its Match @ Adventures in Children's Publishing.
New Agent Alert: Anne Bohner of Pen & Ink Literary @ Guide to Literary Agents.
New Author Acronyms @ The Steve Laube Agency.
Happy April Fools Day!