Friday, June 1, 2012

Welcome to Write of Passage


Becoming a published author takes a lot of energy, focus, and knowledge in addition to creativity and desire for the journey. We need information resources to keep us on top of our game. It’s my hope to provide some of those here, and to get lots of input from readers so that we can all learn and get to that critical bend in the road that will lead to success. Here’s what’s on the agenda in the topic categories on Write of Passage:
  • Creative Energy: sources, tapping into, and applying. Topics will include traveling, brainstorming, meditation, musicality, Tarot, etc.
  • Writer’s Craft:  word choices, world building, story vs. lyricism, choice of person and tense for story, writing routine choices, filmic structure uses for novels, outlining vs. streaming, inhabiting your characters, incorporating tension, making moments real, and so on
  • Practical Tools: books on writing; workshops; conferences; marketing how-to's including querying, blurb development, the face-to-face pitch with agents, etc.; editorial services;  speaking and volunteer opportunities; and more
  • People to Know: snippets about and/or interviews with writers, agents, editors, and others who shape our industry
  • Current Events: what’s happening in the publishing industry that affects our choices as writers/authors
If these topics appeal to you, please come back often, and comment! In fact, if you leave a comment on this post about a topic of particular interest, I’ll try to post on that topic soon.

Meanwhile, next week I'll be featuring my wonderful friends, Heather McCorkle and Karlene Petitt, who have both offered to do a book giveaway to help me launch Write of Passage. How exciting! Come back then and enter to win a copy of one of their terrific novels (I've read them, and they are great!).

10 comments:

  1. YAY LINDA!!

    I like what you've done and what you intend with the blog, good luck!

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  2. I'd add 'Think Positive' and the tenacity to never give up.

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    1. Oh, you are so right, LM. Without those we'd never make it.

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  3. Linda, I love the look. Love the topics. Love the author. I'm feeling success written all over this.

    Under craft, I would like to see an outline to the basic structure. Something all new writers should know. There is a formula behind the artwork. Maybe a guideline to how to write a book. Oh... and great tips on books to help, too.

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    1. Great, Karlene, thank you! Those are ideas that fit perfectly. I'm looking forward to talking with you about featuring you and your book next week. :)

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  4. Hi Linda! Thanks for the heads-up and good luck!
    erica

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    1. Thank you so much, Erica. (and I'm not sure whether it was you or Christy who commented on the Monday post--called whoever it was Christy, though. :) )

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  5. How exciting Linda! I'm really looking forward to your new blog.

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    1. Thank you. I so appreciate your support!

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