"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

7/20/12

Finds for Fridays: July 20

  Finds for Fridays is my way of sharing some of the wonderful blogs posts I read each week. I am currently following close to 100 blogs and I at least scan them as much as I can. Each week, I'll note and "set aside" some posts that especially speak to me for whatever reason. And each Friday that I am able, I'll share them with you. I hope you'll stop by and read the posts, and maybe even follow the blogs if you aren't already. A win-win, right?

And here they are!

Four Basic Steps for Research by Michelle Ule at Books and Such (about research methods for all that stand the test of time)

How To Identify E-Reader Addiction by Jeannie Campbell at The Character Therapist ( I may be in denial. Are you?? hehe - TOO funny!)

Ten Tips for Better Characterization by Maureen Lang at the ACFW Blog (about just what it says)

An Open Letter to the Buried by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today (about what God's doing through us when we're overwhelmed)

A Writing Lesson From the Movies by Terry Burns at From the Heart (about putting on the "director's hat")

Hope these posts bless you. I know they did  me! Thanks for stopping by.
 
Traveling Rough Roads With God's Strength

2 comments:

  1. I definitely need to read an open letter to the buried. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. It's a fabulous post, Wanda. Probably one of my alltime favorites of Billy's - and that's saying a lot.

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