Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monthly Recap: July 2012

Books
This month, I read Auracle by Gina Rosati (4 stars), Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (4 stars), The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan (4 stars), Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn (4 stars), Variant by Robison Wells (5 stars!), Blood Red Road by Moira Young (4 stars), A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix (4 stars), and The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman (2 stars).  My favorite was Variant.
Books read: 8   Average rating: 4.375

Writing Links
Here's a post on an easy way to outline your plot, a post on what makes a memorable character, a post on why you should get out of your own head (it's great advice, really), a post on your inner editor, a post on how less is more when it comes to scenes, 10 questions your reader should never have to ask, how NOT to write a good pitch, ways to find a publisher "through the back door",  and the difference between a query and a pitch.  I blogged about 5 ways to free yourself when stuck on a scene.

Other Links
The MN Zoo has two baby tigers, and you can see a live cam right here.  They're really cute.  Ahem.  I posted 15.5 things to do with a library receipt.

Song of the Month
"Science and Faith" by The Script

What did you read this month?  What cool links did you find?

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