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For topics dealing with writing lets start with this excellent post on being your true and original writerly self. The Intern discusses what plot is and why you need one. Need help identifying passive voice vs. active voice? or want to be on guard for the 10 writing mistakes spell check doesn't catch? or feel like diving into the topic of dialogue tags?--Ready. Write. Go. is pulling the punches this week. Following up with my earlier post about voice, style, and treatment, I found this great post about character voices vs. obvious writer voice and why this is a problem. There is a subtle difference between the two which a writer should not confuse.
Querying and would like to download some agent advice for a handy reference? Visit Possibilities for Publication.
Literary Rambles had a spotlight on agent Vickie Motter of Andrea Hurst Literary Management. Find all the online links and info here. Ms. Motter is looking for: "new and previously published authors dedicated to continuously developing their craft and writing poignant nonfiction or marketable fiction. She loves all things weird, fantastical, morbid, and romantic. She’s always reading and looking for books that transport her to new lands and allow the imagination to run rampant. She has a special love of unique plots, dark themes, strong characters, an engaging voice, and witty humor."
Another Secret Agent contest is about to launch over at Miss Snark's First Victim. If you have a completed and polished MG or YA manuscript (SF & F genres included), hurry over to find out the details. The window to enter is Monday, May 16.
And for fun, here's a song by popular YA artist Selena Gomez that fits very well with the topic of voice and celebrating your own uniqueness.
Have a great weekend everyone!