Monthly Archives:: January 2012

Reading: January

Reading: January

I don’t review books, but if you’re wondering if I liked or loved the books I read, you can check my GoodReads profile.   The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins   Divergent by Veronica Roth   Across the Universe by Beth Revis   Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols   Revision and Self-Editing by James Scott Bell    Have you read these? Did you like them? Happy Readings,

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Links about Writing

Following my friend Jani Grey idea, I’m launching a series of links posts about Writing, Publishing, Querying, Reading, Workshops, Contests, Agents, Conferences,  etc. I decided to do this because I had thousands of web pages bookmarked, then I had to format my laptop … I forgot to save them and lost them all. So, having posts on links, I’ll never lose them ;)   Today, it’s about WRITING — novel writing, query writing, pitch writing, etc.   10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Dialogue – writetodone Caution: Contains Strong Language – QueryTracker Writing Killer Loglines – Query Tracker The Best of Daily Writing Tips in 2011 – Daily Writing Tips My Best Advice for Writers From 2011 – Jane Friedman… Read more »

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ROW80 Checkin 01/25

ROW80 Checkin 01/25

Hey guys! How are you all? First, let me explain why I’m posting this today, instead of Sundays, which is the day I usually post check-ins. Because I’ll be out of town from today (Thursday) to Sunday, and, since there was a check-in for ROW80 yesterday and I’m not gonna do anything new until Sunday, why not just post it now? So, here I am! Another piece of news: because some of you encouraged me to finish the novelette, I went for it. I finished the novelette. However, I won’t even start the novella lol I crossed it out from my goals list and revised my novel writing. My intention is to dig in my novel right now and go somewhere… Read more »

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I Challenge You

Usually, I participate on RTW from YA Highway on Wednesday, but I confess I wasn’t too inspired to do what they asked today. So my friend Jani came up with an idea. A challenge actually. Here it is, in Jani’s words: My challenge to you.  Blog about a song that reflects one of your main character’s characteristics.  I want to get to know your MC and what better way than to have some fun with it, right?   For more details (and to see her entry), check Jani’s blog. Wow, this ain’t gonna be easy =P Let’s see. First, I should choose one protag right? Or perhaps I can choose two or three and post their songs too? =P   Okay,… Read more »

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ROW80 Checkin 01/22

ROW80 Checkin 01/22

Hey guys! How are you all doing? Everyone still kicking ROW’s butt? Well, not me. I feel like I slacked this week a little. Note: post written on Thursday night and scheduled to go live on Sunday morning. Friday my parents will be around and Sat and Sun are for family.   My goals: Participate of the EditPalooza workshop offered by Savvy Authors from Jan/2 to Feb/4. (I’ve been warned this is super hard work and consumes many hours of the day. Let’s see if I can keep up!) Write a novelette (10-15,000 words), revise it and sub it (due Feb 1st). Write a novella (20-40,000 words), revise it and sub it (due April 1st). Write a novel (or get as far as I… Read more »

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Me, myself and my critique partners

Me, myself and my critique partners

  You guys, my critique partners and I were interviewed by the founder of Ladies Who Critique, the amazing Laura Pepper Wu. Since my ladies and I met at LWC and Laura saw how tight we are on twitter, she asked us to answer a few of her questions. Do you know who my CPs are? Here is their blogs: Jani Grey, Ladonna Watkins and Tracy Rohlfing. You can check both parts of the interview here and here. Hope you enjoy it! Cheers,

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Celebrating Literary Rambles’ Milestone

Celebrating Literary Rambles’ Milestone

Awesome Casey McCormick and Natalie Aguirre are hosting an equally awesome giveaway on their blog to celebrate a huge milestone: 2000 blog followers! Congrats ladies! There are many books for grabs! What are you waiting for? Hop on there and take your pick! Good luck!

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Can You Hit A Perfect Pitch? Contest!

Can You Hit A Perfect Pitch? Contest!

Can you hit a perfect pitch for your Young Adult or Middle Grade manuscripts to agent Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency? Brenda Drake is hosting this amazing contest! Rules: On January 15th post a two sentence pitch (no more than 35 words) along with the first 150 words (if it falls in the middle of a sentence, go to the end of that sentence) of your finished Young Adult or Middle Grade manuscript to your blogs. From January 15th-16thhop around each others’ blogs and critique or praise them. Revise your entries, if you want, and post them by 8:00am (EST) January 17th to the official entry post.   Here is mine: DESTINY GIFT – Older YA paranormal romance with a post-apocalyptic feel – 80,300 words   Pitch: In a world of chaos, Nadine… Read more »

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