Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gold Nuggets


"While writing, you’re weary,

Your eyes growing bleary.

Rejected, you’re teary,

But sales make you cheery;

So craft a good query,

And best of luck dearie!"

~Marvin Terban



Click photo for link to WordSmitten


My new favorite source for gold nuggets of writing is Jane Friedman from There Are No Rules. If you have not yet discovered this blog, go now and check it out. I'll wait. Serioulsy, go!

See, I was right, wasn't I? Did you bookmark it? Good!

I feel the need to share one post in particular (which Heather @ Heather's Odyssey found) called, "The Best Query Writing Advice". If you are working on your query, this is such a helpful article because of the links to other great info.

Also, don't miss this one: "The best Tweets for Writers".

And if you're are even considering entering the query wars, you MUST follow Casey McCormick @ Literary rambles and visit both the QueryTracker blog and QueryTracker.net


What is your favorite online writing source for query and publishing info?

28 comments:

Shari said...

There's a lot of links there, and good ones, too. Thanks! It may take me a week or two to process it all, though. I think my brain is on pause.

Quinn said...

Thanks for the links. I hadn't checked out Jane Friedman's site, but I will now.

Candyland said...

These are all great! I always check the usuals: Nathan/Janet/Kristin, etc...

Valerie Geary said...

Lovely linkies. :)

Old Kitty said...

I love the poem and the doggie too!! :-)

Thanks for fab linkies!! Take care
x

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Ooo, you stole all my favorite spots so I have no linkage to share. But these are some excellent resources. Everyone should have them bookmarked. :)

Colene Murphy said...

Thanks for the blog heads up! Will definitely check it out!

The Golden Eagle said...

I'll have to check out those sites! Thanks so much for the links! :)

salarsenッ said...

Jane is awesome! I usually print her posts out for future reference.

Kimberly Franklin said...

Thanks for the link! I've never been to her blog before, but I always love learning about new resource blogs!

Have a great day!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thanks for the links, much appreciated.

Yvonne,

Katie Ganshert said...

I love my agent's blog - CBA Rants and Ramblings. It's one of the first I read every morning.

By the way, I LOVE that poem you posted in the beginning!

Charmaine Clancy said...

What fantastic links! I LOVE it! One of my favourite links for writing is Les Edgerton On Writing at:
http://lesedgertononwriting.blogspot.com/
But also Book Dreaming - I think you know where to find that one ;-j

NaNo on!

Robyn Campbell said...

Love that poetry. GENIUS! And how'd you get the recent pic of me (with my lame excuse) to the right of the lovely, genius poetry?

And love the links. pal! Bookmarked? CHECK! :)

I love Elana's blog for all things query. I hate writing those darn things.

Lisa_Gibson said...

Great post! I've got so much reading to do now. :)
Thanks! Oh and I love Elana Johnson's blog too.
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Jana said...

What would I do without you everyday Shannon?! Thanks for always coming to my blog. You ROCK!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Whew, linkage! You rock, Shannon!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG I love it. What a cute pup too :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Casey and QT are great. I also have used tons of advice from Elana Johnson and Agent Query and the Agent Query Connect forum site.

Love the puppy!

Kelly said...

Cute doggie!
Yup, Casey's blog is amazing. Verla's blueboards are chock full of advice. Elana is the query queen! I learn so much from a variety of blogs!

Susan Fields said...

Thanks for the links, Shannon! I just checked out Literary Rambles - very cool!

Stephanie Thornton said...

I love Janet Reid's blogs- they're both fabulous!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Book Dreaming and Mystery Writing is Murder.

Cleverly Inked said...

Nothing to say so... *waves*

Carolyn V. said...

Woo hoo! Such great links! Thanks Shannon. =D

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the links! :)

Angela Ackerman said...

Yes, yes, yes to all of these blogs. All are ones to follow for all writers!

As are you!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Emy Shin said...

I love Janet Friedman's blog. There are so many great advice on there!

My favorite writing advice/info source has got to be Mary Kole's blog. I've learned so many from her posts!

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