I meant to do a photo Journal his week but alas . . . no photos. My brain's too fragmented with stories, deadlines and workshops to write a cohesive post on craft. So today, I'm leaning on other writers and offering links to posts by some of my favorite bloggers.
First up, a hysterical montage by Nathan Bransford on the writer's road to publication:
Next, picture book writer, Rob Sanders, features a proclamation by author/illustrators in response to rumors that the picture book is dead: http://www.robsanderswrites.blogspot.com/2012/08/remembering-proclamation.html
Then, witty, Maggie Stiefvater shares her summer vacation in words and art, complete with a horsehead, sand sculpture reminiscent of The Scorpio Races:
Now, Lois Lowry, who writes circles around authors half her age, offers excuses for her absence from her blog, some literary, some not, but all in Lowry style:
Finally, author, Augusta Scattergood, (don't you wish that were your name?) touts writer, Wendy Mass, and her outlining method. It's an approach I haven't seen and I'm eager to play with it.: http://ascattergood.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-way-to-write.html
That's it for my blog tour. Hope you enjoy. Tomorrow, I hear news on my application to Eckerd College's alumni writing program and Saturday I'm doing a daylong workshop on voice with Joyce Sweeney. Next week, I'll report back.
I write middle grade and young adult books with a magical twist, and I'm represented by the fabulous Leslie Zampetti at Open Book Literary.
Lorin Oberweger - Freelance Editor