I feel like I’m over-blogging today, perhaps to make up for Friday, but there’s so much exciting stuff on the intrawebs! Like this brilliant list I agree with 99.99%, from J.A. Konrath. Yes, it’s personal, and your results may vary, but it’s a fantastic place NOT to start your story/novel.
Or not “you” so much as “me,” but in any case, the following links came to me over the holidays, and I wanted to share! First, this review of Let it Snow by Jocelyn over at Teen Book Review. To quote: “Maureen Johnson can always be counted on for hilarity and cheer! I loved it. I laughed out loud. In Target.”
My client Kater Cheek blogged recently about poor punctuation in stores, “Today I was at a grocery store and they’ve made their labels print out a little tag at the bottom that says “Thank’s from Fry’s” That one I couldn’t let go. I wrote them an email telling them that they ought to have their signage written by the educated, native English speakers on the staff, because bad grammar sends a negative impression. They’ll probably ignore it.” A lot of people do ignore bad grammar, but when you’re writing an email to a prospective agent, you really do need to pay attention.