Wow! Check out Why the Great Green Dragon Could Not Exist.I guess I knew this from speaking and reading English for sixty (yes, you read that right years). It makes a ton of sense once you see it spelled out.
I bet you didn't know that writers are masochist. Really. Ready the Seven Cruel Ways Writers Torture Themselves. You'll understand.
Now to that writer torture device--the Query. Here's Rachelle Gardener's take.
And writer torture device number two--the synopsis. Here's three takes on how to do it:
- Selling Synopsis Examples
- How to Write a Novel Synopsis
- Writing a Synopsis from the Ground Up
- The Anatomy of a Short Synopsis
- A Few Winning Synopses
Backstory takes finessing. Here's Margie's Rule Number 17: Finessing the Backstory.
Here's why you must backup your work--One for the Books: Novelist Runs Into Burning Home for Laptop
And finally after all of that, Remember Why You Started.
We deserve flower after all that work!
Next Week: A second harvest of mini book reviews--just in time for Christmas shopping. ;-)