This week blew by like a locomotive and I can hardly believe it's time again for Friday Link Love. We have an amazing group of posts lined up below (here's last week's list if you missed it). But first, a joke (if you haven't heard about my jokes or you're faint of heart, avert their eyes).
An author finishes his novel and begins the query process. He gets request after request from agents for partial and full manuscripts. The novel is a mainstream fiction story involving murder and family struggles, set against the hard unforgiving landscape of the American West.
Despite this promising premise, each agent in turn declines to take the MS, and the author is understandably concerned. Here are the novel's first few lines:
A three-legged dog walks into a saloon. The barkeep glances up. He appraises the dog with a skeptical eye. "Can I help you?"
The dog growls back: "Yeah. I'm lookin' fer the man who shot my paw."
Now for some Friday Link Love:
- My dear friend the Postman has been laying down a groovy vibe over at his place lately, including this awesome recipe for a Sunday morning pick-me-up. Mmmm--De-Lish. Postie's blog is all about writing, flying, drinking, travel and an assortment of other adventures. What's not to like?
- Karen at Eternal Moonshine had a really inspiring post about not staying in your comfort zone as a writer--based on Libba Bray's "Year of Writing Dangerously." I finished this read ready to bench press a house!
- Lydia discusses the ways she names her characters over at The Sharp Angle. Check the comments on this post; there's some good info there also.
- Courtney and her crit group, "Critique This," are running a Blogfest: Love At First Sight! That should be fun. Get all the details here. If you were sleeping under a rock (like me) and missed the recently completed Fight Scene Blogfest, you can still check it out.
- Last but not least, Kristin at Pub Rants posted a great piece on how and when to use a prologue. Thanks Kristin!
Another WSMG week comes to an end. It was fun, and thanks all for reading and staying groovy.
On a separate note: WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! INCOMING FIRE! If you don't know what that means, check back tomorrow. :D