I haven’t done this in awhile, but I’m always collecting! Here is a collection of news bits about my career and writing-related links from around the web. Check them out!
My bio and information about the Keys & Guardians series is up on my publisher’s website.
I guest blogged about genre confusion over at Charles O’Keefe’s blog, about why we we as writers should tear down each others choices over at Liza O’Connor’s blog, and about how I tweeted my way to a publishing contract at All The Way YA.
I also worked on a piece of fanfiction, my first in years. If you’re a fan of Kelley Armstrong’s Cainsville series, lookie! If not, pretend you never saw this.
Friends of the Blog:
My husband, Ismael Manzano, just placed his second short story for publication! The first is due in July and this one should be coming out within the next two weeks. I will let you know when they are available for your viewing pleasure. I may be a bit biased, but he’s very talented.
Speaking of fanfiction, which we’ve been doing a lot of lately, remember when I said I didn’t believe fanfiction should be published for profit? Well, this Washington Post article discusses why the publishing industry may just disagree with me.
And speaking of rejections like the ones I discussed in my article, check out this fun, interesting take on how to turn them into a positive.
I’m always saying that magic can’t just be magic for it’s own sake – it has to follow an internal logic that makes the book make sense – it has to be a part of the world it is existing in. As such, I would like to show you to an excellent article on this discussion by fantasy writer Jamie Schultz.
As a writer, I find I do a lot of strange research for my books and even for my fanfic. For the link I posted above, I had to search “How long can someone survive being buried alive in a box?” This blog post by Mystery/Suspense writer Greg Levin wonders why his internet searches have never gotten him in trouble. I don’t know how the NSA isn’t looking for me either, Greg.
This is pretty much EXACTLY how I feel about writing sex scenes.
Looking for a literary agent? Check out these helpful tips from 12 industry insiders.
Books to Read
I just completed “Create Your Writing Platform” by Chuck Sambuchino and it provides essential tips for building your presence. This is definitely a book you need if you’re a writer.
Anyway, that’s all for me this time! Let me know what you guys think of the links in the comments below.