Friday, April 22, 2011

This Week in the Writing World...April 22

by Brooke Favero

S is for Story or Storytelling. They say a published story has a great plot, great writing, or (hopefully) a healthy combination of both.

What do you look for in a story? Great plot or great prose?

I need a plot. I'm a plot girl. Of course the writing has to be decent (Twilight did not make my cut for good writing). My book club is reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck this month and I'm drowning in prose. I know I'll burn for saying this but the plot better pick up because I'm bored.

Understanding Industry & Market
How to Jump on the Media-Go-Round @ Guide to Literary Agents.

Query Don'ts @ BookEnds.
How to Get an Agent (NOT!) @ Rachelle Gardner.
Query, Ho! The Anatomy of a Query @ The Other Side of the Story.
Synopsis Hell @ Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
Do Editors Edit Anymore? @ Writer Unboxed.

If you're a writer... (great link on POV) @ Janet Reid.
How $1 Could Make You a Bestselling Author @ Guide to Literary Agents.
Lena Coakley on Working Through an Agent's Critique @ Adventures in Children's Publishing.

New Agent


Heidi Windmiller said...

As always, a wonderful list! I always visit on Fridays to take advantage of your compilation.

Ever thought about including a section of interesting posts by NCW members?

bfav said...

I should make a NCW section. Great idea. cheers

Misha said...

I'm a characterization girl first, but plot comes a close second. In fact, I tend to forget prose when I write.


Edna said...

I always found Steinbeck tedious and East of Eden was one of the worst. I don't think it's plot he lacked because the movies based on his plots always turned out pretty well. We'll burn together, I guess.

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