oh, sweet rain! and links
Thursday, April 30, 2009
A bunch of links today:
I think this is just about the coolest thing ever--a cup you can write on! Now if I think of something while I'm eating (and when I don't normally have a notebook with me), I can totally write it down! (Also, this butterscotch cookie recipe? The cookies it makes are addictive. No, seriously. You actually can NOT eat just one.)
An author shares her thoughts about finding an agent, and the importance of taking your time and making sure you and the agent are a good fit--while being offered representation is amazing, *don't* sign with the first agent who offers unless you are 1000% sure they are the right agent for you. It's very easy to get caught up in the joy of knowing you'll be agented, but it's so much better to take your time and find the *right* agent.
Agent Janet Reid thinks all writers should check out Robert Gregory Browne's articles about writing, editing, and agents. I haven't read all the articles, but the ones I have are quite interesting.
Over at the Genreality blog there's talk about writing every day--and I have to admit, as someone who doesn't write every day, all the "Yes, I write every day!" replies have gotten me thinking. DO most writers write every day? I mean, I love writing, but--well, how can you never *ever* take a break?
Agent Jenny Bent writes about "The Agent Who Knew Too Much"--great reflections from a long-time agent.
Also! Don't forget to head over here if you want to win a copy of Susane Colasanti's Waiting for You, and drop by here if you want to win a copy of Something, Maybe