No surprise, I have great links to share today. I’ve told the hubs to take a break until SYTYCD is over, but they’re taking the next two weeks off. Jeff will be back next week with more great music. Wait till you see the clip I have for you this week, you’re in for a real treat.
Ashley Clark at The Writers Alley : Preparing the Perfect Pitch
Janet Reid, Literary Agent : If you are a writer, watch this
Act I / Opening
Jane Lebak at QueryTracker : Engaging Openings <–don’t miss all the links inside
Dialogue / Grammar
Lynnette Labelle : Dialogue Tag Misconceptions
Marcy Kennedy : Three Ways The Emotion Thesaurus Helps You Write Better
Writing Fiction Right from novelist Gail Gaymer Martin : Four Personality Types For Characterization
Becca Weston at Peculiar Light : My Family’s Defining Qualities and What That Means for Your Characters
Narrative / Internalization
Janice Hardy at The Other Side of the Story : Internal Medicine: How Much Internalization is Too Much? <– don’t miss the extra links to past posts, a fabulous full review
Conflict / Tension
Becca Puglisi at A Writer’s Journey : Becca Puglusi on Conflict vs. Tension
Becca Puglisi at Writing, Reading, and Life : Tension-Building Tips, Rowling Style: A Guest Post by Becca Puglisi
Kristi Boyce at The Write Practice : Read Terrible Books
Janice Hardy at The Other Side of the Story : The Eyes Have it: Are You “Over Looking” Things in Your Manuscript?
Molly Greene : How can a writer use Scoop.It!?
An interesting week of performances. Some great, some okay, and some strange song choices. I had no idea which performance to share until it came time for the guest performance. Sorry contestants, but you were smoked this week by Alvin Ailey. The company has been around since 1958, so no one should be surprised. Check out the power and conflict in this piece choreographed by Robert Battle.
What you might have missed here:
Terribly flattered to be included in such a great roundup of links. And that SYTYCD routine was amazing – so powerful. I do miss watching that show since I switched to Netflix only.
Thanks again Becca for that great post. It got me thinking and improving my processes.
I love SYTYCD. They do a good job putting the performances on youtube, so you don’t have to miss anything
Thanks for the great links, Louisa! I especially liked the “emotion thesaurus” share.
And I loved Ailey’s ADT “The Hunt.” Amazing moves.