Tuesday, February 01, 2005

I drank waaaay too much coffee/black tea over the weekend and don't think I slept a wink last night. Then it was up n' at em early this morning to get to work, and then I hit the gym afterwards. <--My BIG commitment this year. No slacking off or excuses.

Anywho, came home a wreck. Dead tired. So no blogging, but thought I'd point y'all in the direction of some good reading.

1. Crimson Ink (editor) has some words to the wise (writers).

2. Steph is querying exactly what is woman's fiction?

3. Jorie poses some interesting questions about the recent blogging explosion, particularly re romance writers. She makes some very, very, good points--some of which I w/could refute, but only mildly, so. I think--for the majority--she's *mostly* right.

4. Wendy talks about 'voice' Distinctive vs intrusive.

5. Jordan wonders if author's promotional items--bookmarks, magnets, pens--have any influence on would-be purchasers. This would-be purchaser said 'no'. A juicy excerpt is a much more powerful selling tool, imo.

Check them out, and join in the conversation.

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Anna Lucia said...

Loved Crimson Ink's How Not To Pitch examples... ROFL

Anna Lucia said...

Thanks for the links, Vanessa - found lots of good stuff....

Anonymous said...

Vanessa, Crimson Ink is great. Of course now I'm paranoid that I said something somewhere that is going to come back and bite me in the butt. Sigh. I suppose it wouldn't be the first time nor will it be the last. :-/ Jordan

MER said...

Thanks for stopping by...by the way. I just love how you convey yourself.(This line would never work for someone trying to lure a person home with them) So I couldn't resist making some form of contact.

Thanks for your words.

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