No, I still haven’t completed my second draft. Shhhh. ~~~~ Last night I finished reading Rules of Civility by the fabulously-named Amor Towles. I loved it, and I am so glad that I loved it because I love Amor Towles. I know nothing about him except this quote but that’s enough. I read a fair number … More I want to like your book
By the time you read this, I will be on a bus. GREETINGS, FUTURE-PEOPLE. Anyway. I’m heading to the SCBWI winter conference in New York City. Not actually attending the conference, but a bunch of my friends will be there and since NY is basically right next door to me I really have no excuse not to go. So! … More off on adventures
You’ve probably been following the flooding tragedy in Nashville. One of my really good friends lives there. Mandy is, luckily, okay and her 3rd-floor apartment is mostly undamaged, but a lot of people weren’t so lucky. IF YOU WANT TO HELP Mandy and a couple other Nashville writers have set up this website, Do the … More How YOU Can Help Nashville
Because they asked nicely and because their site is legit awesome, I’d like to point you all over to a new blog/community for young writers, Lit Drift. They give away free books every Friday! So I approve. And when they’re not doing that, “Lit Drift is a blog, resource, and community dedicated to the art … More lit drift: 21st-century storytelling
So I have come to realize that there has been a major oversight in my blogging. I have not yet—or barely—touched on one of my favorite subjects: Oscar Wilde. This man: Oh, the hotness. So I am going to institute a new feature here at Gracetopia. Yes, you guessed it: Wilde Wednesdays! Why Wednesday? Because … More Introducing…
This post is part of my “blog cleanup” series and was originally posted at the last Gracetopia, on blogger. I’ve edited a bit and added an addendum to the bottom. Bon appetit. ~ Any way you want it That’s the way you need it –Journey I am a member of/hang out at/lurk at/occasionally read a … More writing rules: guaranteed to get you a book deal!
Sci-fi author Sharon Lee has declared next Tuesday, June 23, the First Annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Day. I am extremely into this idea, so here I go spreading the word. I mean, why not? Administrative Assistants get a day. Why not SF/F writers? (def stole that comparison from S. Lee.) And we can … More Announcing: SF/F Writers Day!
Debut novelist Lara Zielin on the trials and tribulations of editing: (points to wordvixen, who originally posted this)