10 Great Posts: Friday Link Roundup: 9/14/12
Fall 2012 Fiction Debuts (mostly YA)
Spencer Hill Press: YA Press growing in NH
This one isn't a digital-first publisher or even an avenue for self-publishing. It operates more like a traditional publisher. Woohoo.
How to Write a One Sentence Pitch
The One Sentence, One Paragraph and Two Paragraph Pitch. These are from Nathan Bransford, and if you read him regularly, you've probably read them. I found them instructive.
When do Promotions Begin? They begin far sooner than you might think.
7 Essential Elements of a Scene. This is a handy tip sheet to help you see if your scene has all the necessary ingredients.
Women on the Rise as the World's Top Earnings Authors. Got any guesses as to who these ladies are?
Sara Beth Durst. This is not Sara Beth Durst's first book. It's her third, if I remember correctly. But take a look at the fabulous, coordinated efforts she and her publisher are taking to give this book an extravagant launch.
The Definition of Action."Action means something that has story consequences. Action means that the protagonist either comes into contact with another character or encounters an obstacle or makes an effort to reach a goal or does something in the world of the story that is significant and moves the story forward."
In other wordsk it's not simply doing things while having a conversation. But if the conversation moves the story forward while the characters are doing things--such as chopping carrots, that is action.
Concept Begins from Line One. This is a very long and meaty discussion of story concept. Well worth mulling over.
Dirty Little Secrets: A Psychtember Review. Apparently during the month of September, Danya's reviewing books that involve main or secondary characters with personality disorders. Very in depth, and her credentials include a degree in Psychology. This book is Dirty Little Secrets, C. J. Omololu's debut YA novel that came out a year or so ago.