Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Round-Up - #151


Internet safety is a concern for all of us. While visiting a new Follower, Susan Marlene Kinney, I found a post about online photos. Check it out at her blog, Graceful Touch.




Isn't this bunny sweet? While he's appealing as a furry friend, hopping down his paths can mess up our stories big time.

Janalyn Voight, at Author Haven, instructs us on distinguishing subplots from rabbit trails. This is an article I need to read more than once. How do you avoid getting sidetracked in your manuscripts?


Have a blessed weekend!

24 comments:

Marja said...

Thanks again for your Friday Round-up Susan, great! I have been reading some of Janalyn's blogs on Goodreads!!
Have a good weekend, enjoy!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

You're welcome. Janalyn always has something interesting to say. :)

Blessings,
Susan

sarah said...

awww. I love that perfectly white rabbit...and I will checkout Janalyns blogs. Have a great weekend.

Lynn said...

That bunny looks sweet but, yes, can get us hopping on the wrong path. I need to visit Author Haven. Thanks for the links.

Katie Ganshert said...

That bunny is adorable!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Yes, I think I do go down those bunny trails at times. Thanks for the link!

Happy Weekend,
Jen

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the links, Susan! Rabbit trails? Yes, I do get sidetracked sometimes...:)
Blessings,
Karen

Stephanie Faris said...

I could use some tips on avoiding those distractions. I'll go check her out!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sarah -

I thought he was a cutey too!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lynn -

As a SOTP writer, I must be careful not to get off track. :)

Hope you enjoy the article.

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Katie -

He is eye-catching, isn't he?

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

You and me both!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

You're welcome!

My second manuscript needs some editing in this area. There were so many interesting facts, I wanted to explore all of them.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Stephanie -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

I think every writer is tempted to go off in multiple directions. I hope the article helps.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Nancy said...

The news about phones that can get your address is scary. Did I see a comment that it can be done with a camera, too?
I do try to be as obscure as possible, but most writers seem to think being "out there" is the way to go. For now, I just want to be as careful as I can and share what I hope is safe pictures and ideas.

Stephen Tremp said...

This rabbit trails can sure distract us from what we should be working on. I'll stop by to visit Janalyn's blog.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

I mostly use pictures from a royalty free site. My digital camera is so old that I doubt it has the capability of showing my address.

As long as we use common sense and read articles to stay informed, I think we can stay safe.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Stephen -

Those rabbit trails can make us stray far from our plots. Janalyn always has helpful posts.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Chatty Crone said...

I went to your friends site - thank you for sharing the info - I knew about the smart phones - not about the camera. sandie

Jean Fischer said...

Interesting article about subplots, Susan. Thanks for finding these and passing them along.

Blessings.
Jean

DenaNetherton said...

Susan, I have to constantly look at each new scene I've written and ask myself: did I stay on target? Is this scene accomplishing what I've set out to accomplish? It's so easy to allow the characters to sidetrack the author! Sometimes, it works. Most of the time, it doesn't.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sandie -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

I felt it was important to pass along this information. We can't protect ourselves if we don't know about the danger.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jean -

You're welcome. I want to go back and re-read the article. Excellent information.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Dena -

I know what you mean. Some tidbit will capture my attention and send me meadering down a path that doesn't advance the story.

Blessings,
Susan :)