Monday, October 25, 2010

These are a Few of My Favorite Links...

Writing, writing, writing... I've been doing a lot of that lately. And that's a good thing, although I've not written one word in my WIP this weekend. That tends to happen when I have LOTs of school work hanging over my head. It's that inevitable end-of-the quarter teacher pile-up that includes report cards, back-logged grading, and getting ready for conferences. You notice I'm not working on that right now either.  No, I'll save that for later tonight, because you know, it's not due until tomorrow.

Instead, I'll share a few of my favorite links that I came across this week:


Marcia Hoehne, an Institute of Children's Literature Instructor, has a fabulous October critique giveaway. You can find out the details here!


Anna Staniszewski (say that name 10 times fast!) has posted another installment of "Letter to Myself." This time guest author Alisa Libby offers advice to herself as a writing major in college.


Nathan Bransford blogged "This Week in Publishing 10/22/10" -a list of happenings in the publishing world and more than a few chuckles. My favorites are the Nerd flowchart and the video from Sesame Street with Grover as the Old Spice Guy.  No... I think I like Bookmans Does Book Dominoes best...

National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, begins November 1st and ends November 30th. If you are a glutton for punishment, goal oriented, can stay awake for hours on end, and can silence your inner editor for 30 days, this is the writing challenge for you. The goal is to write 50,000 new words during the month of November. Just to clarify -that would be FIFTY THOUSAND.

Hanna Howard, a Chautauqua friend, has decided to honor NaNoWriMo by posting on her blog EVERY day during the month of November. If today's post on creativity is any indication, it should be well worth your time to visit. Also, take a moment and click on "Story Links." There you'll find three of her short stories (my favorite is "Ruby Riding Hood"). You can find Hanna at "Luna the Typewriter."

If you've ever had a brush with rejection this post by literary agent, Rachelle Gardner, will give you a chuckle.  Rants & Ramblings


Keep writing!
Nora

9 comments:

Hanna C. Howard said...

Thanks for the shout out! But actually, you made me look way better than I actually am. In truth, I'm only promising blog posts every day this week, leading up to November. Thanks for believing in me, though! :)

Good luck with your piles of schoolwork! You're a superhero.

Nora MacFarlane said...

Oops! Ah well, I'm impressed you plan to blog every day this week. I've managed a piddly two blog posts since July. Time to get back in action... Loved Ruby Riding Hood!

Hanna C. Howard said...

Ah, thanks, Nora! :) Glad you liked it.

And you have an excuse: you're a teacher. Teachers are outrageously busy as a rule. Two blog posts is quite well done.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Awesome links--The Bransford posts are SO informative.

Nora MacFarlane said...

Thanks Green Girl. I always learn something from Nathan's blog.

Medeia Sharif said...

Now that jingle won't get out of my head....

Thanks for the links.

Nora MacFarlane said...

Ha! When I wrote the post I tried to be creative and work in the song. You should be thankful I spared all of you. *grin*

Angela Ackerman said...

Great links. The Nano boards are a TREASURE trove, and I highly recommend them for everything on writing. There is much knowledge shared over there, from the inspirational to the creative to the practical business knowledge and craft advice!

Thanks for these!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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