Fire At Warp 10 (December 1)

The new normal at GWP is to still post great writing tips on Mondays, and on Thursdays share a collection of our favorite writing posts from through the last week. Have a link to share – leave it in the comments.

“A writer is working when he’s staring out of the window.”
-Burton Rascoe

“Write what should not be forgotten…” Isabel Allende

Name the novel – leave your guess in the comments:

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”


Lisa Hall-Wilson blogs Through The Fire

Truth is stranger than fiction – What if mermaids were real? Folklore is often based on true fact – could mermaids have really existed?

Back in the Game – Facing Your Fears – Lisa gives new life to an article that she loved but couldn’t sell in this post on never letting your fears stop you.

Marcy Kennedy blogs about Life at Warp 10

Who’s Your Unicorn? – In today’s post, Marcy defends the argument that unicorns are real–they just don’t look like what people expect (and no, she doesn’t mean those stupid goats with trained horns).

Ace Combat: Wedge Antilles Vs. Kara Thrace – Marcy welcomes a special guest poster for an all-star showdown between Star Wars’ Wedge Antilles and Battlestar Galactica’s Starbuck to see who would win. Even if you don’t know the characters, you can still weigh in on whether creativity and moxie trumps cool-headed logic and superior equipment.

The Hunger Games – If you haven’t seen the trailer yet for the Hunger Games movie coming out in March 2012, you can see it here, as well as find other places to interact with this excellent trilogy of books.

Writing Links

Rethinking the Familiar Book Tour – The old model for book signings and tours was for authors to read from their books, but more than one bookstore owner found they were losing their audience. This article talks about a few of the changes some bookstores have been making to draw people back in.

What Is the Senior Acquisition Editor of Abingdon Press Fiction Interested In Seeing? – Until December 5th, Abingdon Press is open to unagented queries (as long as you read this post–it includes special instructions). Among the list of what they’re looking for is Christian steampunk. Yup, you read that right. Christian steampunk.

Inside Scoop on Acquiring Books For A Big 6 Company – A former junior editor (aka – slushpile dumpster diver) shares about the perils and the successes found in the slushpile – and what caught her eye enough to pass up the food chain.

5 Tips for Ninja-Kicking Your Fear – Self-Promotion For The Introvert – The idea of marketing yourself make you sweaty? Here are 5 mostly painless tips at how to appear professional and get the word out about your book.

Writing Is Hard Work by Jerry B. Jenkins – The man’s written over 175 books, he knows what he’s talking about. Writing is work, it’s a career. Would you just decide to be a psychologist and expect to open a private practice in a month? No. Great post.

Literary Agent Chip MacGregor looks to be blogging again after being away from it for a year. Same blunt, tell it like it is style that so many loved.

Marcy and Lisa

Be sure to like the Girls With Pens Facebook page for more great writing links posted throughout the week. We search the web for the best blogs about writing so you don’t have to!


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