It’s Saturday and time to review the treats from the week. SYTYCD was back in a Mia Michaels kind of way. I’ve picked a powerful performance for you and you’re not going to want to miss it.
Jami Gold : Michael Hauge’s Workshop: Are These Characters the Perfect Match?
Liz Bureman at The Write Practice : Do You Use Quotation Marks or Italics for Song and Album Titles?
Sharla Rae at Writers In The Storm : Place Descriptions: Waterways
Body Language / Character Development
Darcy Pattison at Fiction Notes : 10 Body Language Tricks for Deeper Characterization
Rayne Hall at Clarion Blog : Writer’s Craft #85 Writing A Great Duel Scene
Linda Yezak at Writing Fiction Right from novelist Gail Gaymer Martin : Pet Peeves of a Professional Editor
Gwen Hernandez at The Edited Life : Workshop takeaways from the 2012 RWA conference
Hook / Query
Mary Keeley at Books & Such Literary Agency : 8 Tips for Writing a Powerful Hook for Your Book Proposal
Sarah Arrow at For Bloggers By Bloggers : Finding Timely Images for Topical Blog Posts
Promotion / Marketing
Jenny Hansen at Writers In The Storm : QR Codes ~ A Sexy Marketing Technique for Your Books
Rachelle Gardner : 8 Tips for Promoting Your Book Online
Cassandra Carr at Hot Blogging with Heart : Thursday Thirteen 8/16/12- 13 promos that worked for me
Amy Sorrells at The Writers Alley : Beyond Sticky Notes: A review of Scrivener for writers
This week the great dance show was back and all performances were choreographed by Mia Michaels. Oh, bells!! Love Mia’s choreography. But the Top-14 faced a great dancer-challenge. They’d be performing previously performed routines, routines choreographed for past seasons, making it really easy to see where this year’s dancers fall short in direct comparison to past contestants. It may have been a bit cruel, but so is the life of a dancer. One performance stood out. It was not better than the original, but stood on its own. This routine made me cry when Kayla and Kupono performed it in season five, so powerful. I do suggest watching both performances, but please watch Lindsay and Cole first.
Both performances made me cry, how about you?
Lindsay & Cole performing “Addiction” choreographed by Mia Michaels
What you might have missed here:
Six Sentence Sunday #29 – see Janna melt in want
Tantalizing Tuesday #2 – The flick of a cloak