The puns that start off these link/news collection posts are really starting to get awful. I’ll admit that. Hell, I’ll own that.
News, In Case You Missed It
My short story, “Choosing to Stand Still” has been published at The Holiday Cafe!
Please check out my guest post on YA Fantasy writer Scarlett Van Dijk’s blog. The post discusses the superstitions of writers and the way they slow us down.
I may or may not have written a fanfic. Maybe I did. Maybe I didn’t.
Friends of the Blog
My little sister, Megan Manzano, got published again! Check out her creepy piece of sci fi flash fiction!
By this point, my character blog hop was a while ago, but if you missed the different steps in my section, you can start with Hannah R. Goodman’s post. Hannah is the creator of Sucker Literary and she writes YA novels. Check out her blog post introducing her character, Maddie. Hannah tagged me, which led to me tagging others.
Fantasy writer, fellow geek, and good friend of mine, Louis Santiago takes on sexism in nerddom in a two part series that is honest, a bit sad, and oh so true.
Just finished reading Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life by Dani Shapiro. It is a very good book and is very informative regarding the writing life. However, I found I disagreed with huge chunks of it which, I suppose, goes to show that every writer’s experience is very different. Either way, the book was an interesting read.
Lucienne Diver is a literary agent at The Knight Agency and I love this blog post she posted about how to tell if your manuscript is Young Adult or if it falls into another closely related category. I particularly love her view on why so many adults love YA.
Grammar lesson: How do you use each other and one another?
So you want to write about medieval fighting sword and are having trouble with the terminology? This video will help you.
While I search for an agent, I have come across many different types. Those I have submitted to have been open, with full communication, as I have chosen them for this reason. However, there are some interactions that can be…frustrating. Check out this wonderful tongue-in-cheek article containing the dos and don’ts of being an agent.