Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Round-Up - #158


Gail Gaymer Martin, of Writing Fiction Right, lists the components of "a keeper." Note: "A keeper" is a book the reader doesn't want to lend to anyone for fear of not getting it back.


Debut author, Rosslyn Elliott, discusses translating historical times for the reader. She gets the brain cells firing in directions I would never have considered.


Happy weekend!


15 comments:

Sarah Forgrave said...

"A keeper" is a book the reader doesn't want to lend to anyone for fear of not getting it back.

Wow, I love that definition. Thanks for sharing the links, Susan!

Nancy said...

I like the way Gail asks questions of your story and if you can't say yes, she gives you ideas so you can evertually answer in the affirmative. Very helpful post.

Marja said...

Thanks for your weekly round up Susan, useful and fun like always. Yes, I love that word too, a keeper... Can we use it for blogs?

Karen Lange said...

I liked Rosslyn's discussion about the historical topic. Thanks for the links. Have a great weekend!
Blessings,
Karen

kristen said...

Two fantastic blogs.
Thanks, Susan.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sarah -

Sorry I've been AWOL. Work and a migraine kept my Internet wanderings to a minimum this week.

I liked the definition too. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

Gail is a highly respected author and teacher. I need to spend more time at her blog. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

Yes, her article was practical. I like her methods.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

I try to get tips that every writer can use or adapt to their genre. Her post raised some interesting points.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

I'm glad you found the links worthwhile. Both these ladies are on my blogroll. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Sandra Heska King said...

uI own way too many keepers. :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sandra -

Yes, and I have the bookshelves to prove it!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Carla Olson Gade said...

That was a great article by Rosslyn. And Gail's post is FULL of wonderful advice. Her blog is a treasure trove for any fiction writer, but I think a secret to many. I'm so glad you shared it!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carla -

Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the articles as much as I did. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Rosslyn Elliott said...

Thank you so much, Susan, Karen and Carla! I appreciate you stopping by.