Thursday, February 3, 2011

Linky Thursday: Writerly Links for Today

A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. -Thomas Mann

That quote comforts me. Oddly. I wrote 3k words last night and a good bit of the climax. Still a long way to go, but it feels good to make progress on a story that's been twisting me in knots since its inception.

What are you working on?

*dramatic movie guy voice* Now for the Linky Thursday links:

Michelle McLean just wrapped up a very successful blog tour for Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers

There's a grand prize winner announcement on her blog today.

On the Query Tracker blog, she's written about the similarities between fiction and non-fiction and how each must have a point with evidence to back it up.

Also, she's leading a discussion on Operation Awesome about Likable and Unlikable Characters.

Amparo Ortiz is throwing a blogfest on February 15th! Sign up at her linky and join The Fake Boyfriend/Girlfriend Blogfest!

Literary agent Weronika Janczuk posted earlier this week about a web site being published as a book in the near future! Check out WHEN PARENTS TEXT and laugh till you cry.

Hankering to win a true writing contest? Here's a list of poetry and short story contests from

There's still time to enter to win the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. They've created forums for writers to commiserate, I mean to chat. Check it out.

In the mood to write some flash fiction about MONSTERS? Me, too! always has a writing challenge going on where writers post and give each other feedback. It's a great community. Can you describe a compelling monster in 400 words?

Enjoy the links, my friends! Thursday is a beacon of hope in a long week. It means Friday is just around the corner!


  1. Thanks for these!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  2. LOL. Great quote!

    Glad to hear about the progress! 3K is a lot of writing. :)

    Thanks for all the links!

  3. Great list of linkies. And yay for wordage *shakes pom-poms*

  4. What a great link list. Thnx for sharing!

  5. You're welcome! And thanks for the cheer leading! I need it sometimes to get those words out!

    Happy Thursday!


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