First, I want to wish Brittany Landgrebe get well soon!
Well, it is finally summertime! Do you have your summer reading list ready? Yeah, me neither. I have been considering re-reading The Lord of the Rings, and I do have a couple of non-fiction books from a used bookstore stacked up and awaiting my attention. But, no solid plans.
But, how about this idea: instead of committing to a few buzz-worthy novels, we could instead focus on reading a lot of short stories in magazines. Anyone up for this challenge?
And now, on to the links!
♥ Bethany Wiggins at Shooting Stars discusses the female hero.
♥ Juliette Wade of Talk To YoUniverse discusses how to handle a caste system in your fictional world.
♥ Author Judith Jance shares her thoughts on book clubs at the Seattle City Brights blog, including this gem:
“Our book club only reads IMPORTANT books or LITERARY FICTION,” both of which I translate to mean the literary equivalent of Castor Oil. Maybe the books they read aren’t fun or easy to swallow, but THEY’RE GOOD FOR YOU!
♥ Becky Levine discusses her hatred love (love?!) of the one-page query.
♥ Cassandra Jade gives us Five Reasons You Shouldn’t Write When You’re Tired.
♥ Jade Smith teaches us the Dos & Don’ts of fire-breathing critique.
♥ And finally, Suzannah Freeman at Write It Sideways asks the magic question: how do you know if your writing is good enough?