Sunday Link Love

I may or may not have gotten most of these links through stalking Beth Revis’s blog, whose book Across the Universe I really really want to read. Like, really.

  • I vaguely knew about this “Dress My Little Pony up like favorite characters” trend, but this group of My Little Ponies as characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender is far and above my favorite. Thanks, Rebecca Enzor!

A must-see video for writers. Beth Revis on failure:

  • I love this response to Sady Doyle’s assessment of A Song of Ice and Fire as a sexist work. I actually think ASOIAF is explicitly feminist, and at some point I might make a post about why I feel this way. In the meantime, Alyssa Rosenberg makes a pretty damn good argument, probably better than I could ever do.

Will always rave about this video. Always.

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  • More from Beth Revis! Who blogs about first chapters and hooks. Now, in the writer blogging world, there is probably no more typical a post than the obligatory post about first chapters and hooks. What I like about this post is that she breaks down what a hook is. I have always, always thought that writers would be better off talking about hooks as well-done, interesting questions – and since that’s basically what Beth Revis breaks it down to, I’m a big fan of this post.

People have been kind enough to make suggestions for this blog! I want to set up Google Connect in the sidebar, but I’m struggling. Basically, I got an html from Google, but when I put it in the WordPress text/html widget, it doesn’t do anything. WordPress folks, any idea how to circumvent this? It seems that it would make it a lot easier for the Blogspot folks to follow my blog.

Also, I want to get Facebook and Twitter buttons for my post, so I will jump on that tomorrow. *cue The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow in my head*

In other news, I won things this week! Will post about that between the Monday and Thursday content posts.

Thanks for reading, and hope you enjoyed the links! Sorry the list was a little short this week.

To apologize, here’s a cute kitty. Promise he/she bites.

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Interrupting Your Regularly Scheduled Programming –

I’m proud to say that I’ve joined the Third Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign. I discovered this gem through Vernieda’s awesome blog over here, and I’m extremely excited to join the fun.

Participating in the following campaigns:

  • Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic
  • Fantasy
  • Science Fiction
  • Horror
  • Beginning Bloggers

To be honest, I’m a little fuzzy on what age I write for. Awful, I know! Bad writer. Bad platforming-building writer.

So there are a lot of children and teenagers in my work, but I don’t think of myself as writing for a specifically YA audience. At the same time, I would be perfectly happy if my stories did end up in the YA bracket. I’m pretty sure my themes are too dark for children, but, um, Ender’s Game is supposedly a children’s book. And Coraline still scares the crap out of me. So who knows.

I plan to figure this out, hopefully some time this century, but in the meantime let’s have some dystopian/post-apocalyptic/fantasy/science fiction/horror/beginning blogger fun!

Look, I even brought cute rodents in teacups! D’awww.