Writing tips for when the book is written

Today’s awesomeness is getting given a GIANT CANISTER OF LOLLIES AND CHOCOLATE at the end of my final lesson with a student who just finished Year Twelve.

It was high quality, too – jelly belly jelly beans, liquer chocolates and other wonderfulness. All the wrapped chocolates had their labels on them, which shows extraordinary thoughtfulness of the part of my student and her mum. (In case you’re wondering, features included “Tuscan dream”, “peanut brittle”, “raspberry cream”, “Hazelnut and honey”, and many more.) Truly, epic awesomeness was had. (In unrelated news, my stomach hurts.)

Here’s three extremely relevent articles for when your book is all done and all edited. The second is funny, and every writer should read it. (That, and the equally funny entirety of http://slushpilehell.tumblr.com/.)

http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/2010/09/11-questions-for-crafting-pitch.html

http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/2010/09/10-ways-to-annoy-literary-agent.html

http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/2010/09/why-oh-why-did-i-get-rejected.html

And, in a seamlink join between today’s writing links and October’s steampunk theme, here’s a great list of common steampunk motifs.

http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/1249132-SteamPunk-A-List-of-Themes

Published by Felicity Banks

I write books (mainly adventure fantasy for kids and young adults), real-time twittertales, and a blog of Daily Awesomeness. @Louise_Curtis_ and http://twittertales.wordpress.com. My fantasy ebook is on sale at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/278981.

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