Friday, August 3, 2012

Sharing the Spotlight

Photo by Cathy Richie
By Kim

If your household is anything like mine, summer break is a time of barely-controlled chaos. While I am anything but bored, I don't think anyone wants to read about my adventures scrambling to get the kids from one activity to the other, breaking up the inevitable squabbles, preparing for a family road trip or digging out from under a Mt. Everest of laundry.

Rather than attempt to squeeze any creativity from my frazzled brain, today I'm going to be lazy helpful and share the spotlight with other bloggers who have recently written some fantastic posts on the business or craft of writing.

Have you had to step away from your manuscript for awhile? Randy Susan Meyers (Beyond the Margins) shares how to avoid the yada, yada, yada, you may find yourself writing when you finally get back to it.

Lisa Cron (Writer Unboxed) uses her background in brain science to argue that humans are wired for story and scientifically discusses why certain types of stories work and others tend to fall flat. Yes, she wrote a book on the subject. Yes, I bought it immediately after reading this post.

Courtney Koschel (Hugs and Chocolate) wrote one of the best posts I've seen on giving and getting the most out of critique. 

Lara Schiffbauer recently wrote a guest post about rejections on Vaughn Roycroft's Seeking the Inner Ancient blog. Are certain types of rejections preferable to others? Lara thinks so.

Justine Musk discusses the six things we all need to know about our inner genius.

Do you need to advertize your book on a small budget? You might want to take a look at Dee DeTarsio's guest post on Jane Friedman's blog.

If you would like to share any great recent blog posts you've read, feel free to share in the comments section.

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