Today's going to be a short roundup, as it's been a long week. I just finished a big presentation at work, which went swimmingly, but the build-up was crazy. But I do want to hit a few highlights!
Win the entire Wake series over at Shannon's blog, Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe. go here to enter!
Here's an intriguing article on what it takes to become a writer these days, and how unlikely it is. Depressing? Noooo... It's actually upbeat in its artistic sentiment, at least.
I'm not sure how to feel about Page To Fame from weBooks. Here's how it works: you can review and rate other writer's summaries and ealy pages (which has to be educational), or you can for $5 submit your own. There's a series of rounds; if your pages survive the first round of fellow readers, they are looked at by agents for a second round with more book requested, etc etc. Theoretically, these agents might want to buy your book, but somehow I feel skeptical about that part of it. It's the educational aspect I'm intrigued by.
Anyone want to sign up for Page to Fame with me and play literary agent?
If you live in the D.C. metro area, which I think is unlikely for most of my readers, but hey... the Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD is doing Agent Idol on April 18th. You provide your query and first three pages, and the agents judge your work. You can even win neat prizes, like free workshops. I've never done anything with The Writer's Center before, especially since it's a lengthy drive through D.C., but I think it sounds like an incredible resource I can't wait to check out!
Once again, I apologize for the brevity here. But now that my "Squee! I survived the workday!" rush has faded, I am headed to my warm bed with either a novel or the laptop and some Doctor Who...
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