Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Writerly Wednesday - A Useful Limerick or two...

There once was a girl bent to query
her novel about some daft faerie
she opened with "He..."
The agent did flee
And now the girl's gorging cold dairy.

1.  Ahhhh...the debate about opening your novel with dialogue.  You can click HERE to see what agent  John Sternfeld of the Irene Goodman agency has to say on the subject (plus some other query-don't tips!).

There is a blog called Falling Leaflets
a follower, here's what he or she gets
Writing tips galore
scroll down and there's more
You'll love all the info, is my bet(s)

2.  Seriously - if you aren't following Jess, you need to check out her blog of wonderful writery references.  The other day she posted this great list of 50 things your novel will be judged on.  Check it out HERE!

There once was a writer who cried,
"I think my creative muse died!"
No worries, take stock
It's just writer's block
Eat chocolate to pass the time, bide.

3.  Let's see, I've recently blogged about Brain Freeze and using I-Tunes shuffle to magic 8-ball my way through writer's block.  Why?  Because I have this accursed affliction!!  But, I want to thank everyone for their encouraging comments and tips on what gets you through it.  Everything from eating copious amounts of chocolate to visualizing your story via a brain-movie - I appreciate the support and suggestions!  And just for fun - I googled some other ideas for getting through writer's block that you can read about HERE.

If there's anything you'd like to add/comment on - I'd LOVE to hear it!



And that, my lovely peeps, is all I've got for you this Writerly Wednesday!  Happy Writing/Editing out there!

13 comments:

Jen Daiker said...

Donea this was the cutest Wednesday post! Complete with a smiley face - you had me at hello! I loved it!!!

Great blogs listed!!! Great post!

Rachel Morgan said...

Thanks for the first link, I just popped over there to read it...

And I like your limericks :-)

Alison Stevens said...

Great list of links, thanks!

I have an award for you at my blog.

Angela Felsted said...

I love, love, love your limericks! Such talent.

Hart Johnson said...

I LOVE Limericks! And I have a tendency to start a novel with dialog... in fact the one with my editor right now starts:

"Incoming!"

teehee Cozy mystery, though, is NOT literary fiction, so I suppose there's that...

Jess said...

LOVE the bit about gorging on cold dairy (ice cream is my go-to friend...it knows how to shut up and be a good listener).

Thanks for the shout-out too! I'm blushing :)

Donna Weaver said...

Fun combination of funny and useful.

Heather Hellmann said...

My favorite is the first one!

Tracy said...

Superb Limericks...funny! I will definitely check out the sites you suggested...

Marieke said...

Brilliant limericks!

Nice to meet you, fellow Crusader!

MC Howe said...

If you're the queen of procrastination, I wonder what that makes me. Finally getting around to meet my fellow crusaders. Nice to meet you.

Kari Marie said...

I gasped after reading number 1. My unedited an unrevised MS starts with dialog. * sigh* something else to fix-maybe. Great links and limericks.

Colene Murphy said...

HA! You are amazing at these! This was great!!! Made me laugh. Love rhyming cuteness.