Friday, October 19, 2012

Link Blitz

Been doing a lot of research on China for my next book. Was going to make it just "general-Asian-based," but I figured that would bother people with any sense of history. ;) Changed the female protagonist's name from Chun Hei to Chunhua to match.

In other news, I've gotten a lot of mail over the last two weeks that I wasn't expecting--packages and cards from friends in Utah, even friend who I don't talk to regularly at all. I am absolutely amazed and humbled by how kind my friends can be--not only did they not write me off when I moved, but they've gone out of their way to reach out to me. Tears, guys. Thanks so much. :)

Onto the blitz!

Writer's Potpourri:

How to Secretly Work on Your Novel While at Your Day Job

Writing Excuses 7.39: Death

5 Simple Reasons Why Your Query Might Have Been Rejected

Amy Rose: On Theme

How to Respond to Blog Comments Via Email: A Blogger Tutorial

5 Top Tips to Making Your Cover Look Professional

How to Write a Romance Novel: The Keys to Conflict

Of Pens & Swords (Manuscript critiques)

Some Advice from Authors on Avoiding Online Distractions

Other Babble:

Ukraine to use "killer dolphins" with pistols on heads to protect waters

STRUCK trailer--apparently the author's husband is a movie producer, so together they did a "big budget" trailer. Probably the most incredible book trailer I've seen. Thanks to Peggy Eddleman for showing me this!


  1. Thanks for the links. I'm heading over to check out the "why your query was rejected" one. Sigh.

  2. Oh thanks for the awesome links! I'm excited to try them all out. Also, very cool that you write fantasy and want a dog. I write fantasy too and have the best dog ever (I'm a little biased). Nice to meet you.

  3. K, so I'm totally fascinated with chinese and Japanese culture. And I love when authors weave that cultural aspect into their writing...especially when it's fantasy. I'm excited to see what you come up with. And thanks for the links.

  4. Oooo... talk about fabulous links... thanks!

    And I'm in Utah... so I'm guessing you just moved from here to Idaho? Quite the move! And your blog is fabulous. Following now... so glad to be connected. Nothing better than meeting other writers! <3

  5., I took a look at that book trailer and OH MY FRIGGING JEEZ? That was not a book trailer. That was the book's attempt at showing Hollywood why it would make such a good movie. I'm. Just. Floored!

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