Best Writing Linkage 08.22.2011

Busy week, so a little light on links today.  But, bonus!  I’m going to share more info on each link.  You’re welcome.  And through the wonders of the WordPress, I am away at a training as this post goes live.  In fact, I’m probably in class right now. Technology is kind of bad ass.

The point is, I can’t tell you how to succeed. But I can tell you how not to: Give in to the shame of being rejected and put your manuscript—or painting, song, voice, dance moves, [insert passion here]—in the coffin that is your bedside drawer and close it for good. I guarantee you that it won’t take you anywhere. Or you could do what this writer did: Give in to your obsession instead.

Think of it like a dating website, but ‘The One’ is your perfect critique partner.

-Ly Verbs: It is incorrect to connect a pair of modifiers with a hyphen when the first modifier ends in “ly.”
Punctuation: Commas and periods always go inside quotation marks; colons and semi-colons go outside.

There will be times when writing becomes a struggle. There will be setbacks and disappointments. Fatigue will set in. Writing a book is a delightful chore, but it is a chore nonetheless. There will come times when only your original fervor will pull you through.

When available, the author link goes to their Twitter page.  If I tell you who linked me to the article, it’s so you can follow those clever people on twitter.  Because I love twitter.  And you should, too.

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