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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Just want to say "Hi!" to everyone who came out to the Prince William County Library yesterday--I had so much fun, and thank you all for laughing at my terrible jokes!

I've shared some of these writing links before, but I thought it might be nice to put a list of what I've found to be really helpful/interesting sites/advice/etc. in one place. (I'll try and remember to add it to the blog sidebar as well)

Sherwood Smith has an excellent series of articles about writing novels here

Holly Black has great advice about writing novels, and writing in general here

Please check out John Scalzi's Even More Long-Winded (But Practical) Writing Advice -- This was something I kept in mind as I first started writing Bloom, and it's stayed with me ever since.

Short, sweet, and to the point (though I still wish the c was in 'quick') -- Top Ten Quik-Hints

Another list of ten, this time from Elmore Leonard

Stalled Careers, Writer's Block, and Monsters Under the Bed by Melisa Michaels -- I've said it before, but it bears repeating: This essay deals with an aspect of writing that doesn't get discussed very often--what happens when you get published and your books don't sell? Melisa Michaels writes with candor and grace, and I think this essay should be a must-read for all writers.

What would you add to this list?


Anonymous Kelly said...

july 17th:
um... hi again. ehehe... your blog for today wasn't up when i commented, so it's on july 16th. im sorry. i hope you don't mind.

July 17, 2007 12:05 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Scott said...

I don't mind at all, and again, thank you so much for the kind words on Bloom, and good luck with your own writing!

July 17, 2007 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi i was at the libary yesterday. you spelled my name wrong. remember? any way i just wanted to say that your book is awesome. i finished it in one day and i loved it.

July 18, 2007 1:21 PM  
Anonymous elizabeth scott said...

I do remember spelling your name wrong--and I'm so glad you were able to forgive me for that, and that you liked Bloom. YAY!

July 19, 2007 2:05 PM  

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