Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Round-Up - #43

On my way to work Monday, my heart leaped to see my favorite trees bursting with pink blossoms. Forsythia bushes are ready to pop at any moment. Touches of yellow can be seen on the branches. Any day now, they'll be ablaze. Spring is my favorite season.

If your reading taste leans towards suspense, Susan Sleeman's website, "The Suspense Zone," is the place to visit. She interviews authors such as Mike Dellosso and gives the low-down on books by well-known writers in the genre. Check it out.

Have you ever wondered how to make your descriptions come alive even if you're not a globe-trotting reporter? Jeanette Windle's blog give great advice for those of us, who lack the time or money to go around the world in 80 days.

Jeanette Windle has another post about weaving illusion into reality. I'm thrilled I discovered this blog through my new Facebook friend. Way to go, Jeanette!

Have a great weekend!

6 comments:

Jody Hedlund said...

I have wondered how to make my descriptions come alive, especially since I write historicals and can't always go to the places I'm writing about! I'm so grateful for the internet, and the tons of pictures people post! That's helped me too.

Jessica said...

Yay, spring! :-)

Looks like some great links. I'll have to check them out.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

As I write this, rain is coming down in buckets. LOL! April showers and all that good stuff.

Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jody -

Another idea: talk to the older folks in your area. They're often a wealth of information about the local area and history.

Also, newspapers sometimes have historical tidbits. Rita Gerlach over at InSpire did some posts on old newspaper clippings.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jessica said...

Rain is so lovely. Very conducive to writing. :-) You know, I was trying to remember why the name Jeanette Windle struck me, and I just realized I took a class of hers at a conference. She also gave me some pointers on my manuscript and was super nice.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

I've seen her at Philly, but didn't attend her workshops. She's teaching this year. Assuming I attend, her class will rank high on my priority list.

Her books are going on my Wish List.

Blessings,
Susan :)