Here’s my 4th Weekend of the month round up of links to articles and blogs I’ve enjoyed and found useful over the past few weeks. Lots of great advice, information and some fun on the way. So pour yourself a cuppa and check them out.
M/M romance specific
M/M Romance or Gay Literature: What’s the Big Deal? Interesting post about the distinctions between the two.
Post by DiDi on why she loves m/m romance so much – can’t argue with that! Naughty picture and words, so NSFW.
A thoughtful, and much-commented on post, about whether some m/m readers are reaching saturation point.
The Bootstrapping Writer—The Secret at the Core of Competency. Good post about what will distinguish and amateur and a pro – clue: it’s not money.
Advice for Backroads Writers by Taryn Blackthorne.
Back to Basics and Eating our Grandmas. Fun stuff about grammar and punctuation.
Writerly Ramblings: Sensual, visceral and synesthetic. They tell you to use all five senses when writing. Jo asks, why only five? Maybe my favourite link this month.
How to write fiction by Jill Dawson. A big subject for one article, but has some very interesting thoughts.
Josh Lanyon on dialogue tags.
The usual collection from Terrible Minds (As funny and sweary as ever.)
Writers must kill self-doubt before self-doubt kills them.
25 things writers should know about theme.
25 things you should know about NaNoWriWo.
25 questions to ask as you write.
The business side
What leads the acquisition team to say no, even when the editor says yes?
Rejections from publishers–it’s not personal!
Should writers review each other? Seems even the big boys and girls worry about this.
3 Blunders That Can Kill Your Author Platform
Next weekend – anything goes! It’s a five weekend month so weekend #5 can be about absolutely anything I fancy. See you then.