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.
"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!
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.
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?
I liked Rosslyn's discussion about the historical topic. Thanks for the links. Have a great weekend!
Two fantastic blogs.
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. :)
Hi Marja -
Gail is a highly respected author and teacher. I need to spend more time at her blog. :)
Hi Nancy -
Yes, her article was practical. I like her methods.
Hi Karen -
I try to get tips that every writer can use or adapt to their genre. Her post raised some interesting points.
Hi Kristen -
I'm glad you found the links worthwhile. Both these ladies are on my blogroll. :)
uI own way too many keepers. :)
Hi Sandra -
Yes, and I have the bookshelves to prove it!
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!
Hi Carla -
Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the articles as much as I did. :)
Thank you so much, Susan, Karen and Carla! I appreciate you stopping by.
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