Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wednesday's WIP'ed Ink

WIPs! Do you have a wip you are working on?

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Today, I'd like to share some links with you that I've found so helpful while working on on new projects. I just started one today and I've found these tips perfect for starting out a new story.

There aren't many entries on this blog, yet. But let me tell you...if you don't find the words of wisdom printed on these pages, then you might need more help than I can offer!

The Emperor of Ice Cream

I also found this page FULL of helpful advice on opening lines and pages. These are important to remember as you start on the first page. Believe me. You'll be glad I shared this link with you:)

Falling Leaflets

There is an extensive list of links here. Be sure you visit each one! There is a TON of info provided by these agents. Great stuff!

And last, but certainly not least, here is a link for more agent-must-have-info on first page and also, what NOT to begin your WIP with on the first page:

Adventures in YA Publishing

The agents here are candid and honest. Take their advise and apply it to your WIP. You'll have the opening pages ready to wow agents (and readers!) once you start to query:)

Do you have a link you'd like to share? Please do so in the comments below!

Thank you beautiful guys and dolls. Have a sunshiny day:)

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    1. Your welcome, Jan! It's such excellent advice, I HAD to share it!

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  2. Thanks for these! It's always nice to grab more tips... and more... and more. ;)

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    1. I know! Sometimes, I spend more time reading tips than I do writing...Shhhh!

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  3. Thanks; checking them out right now!

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    1. They are wonderful, Melanie! I'm sure you'll love them!

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  4. I'm always on the prowl for new, helpful sites. Thanks Talynn!

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    1. Let me know what you think of these links!

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  5. Thank you! I'm with you - I sometimes think I read more about writing than I actually do write!

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    1. There comes a time when you have to out pen to paper and write. I just need to get up and write. Who's with me????!!!!

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  6. Great links. Thanks for sharing. I will take your advice and have a beautiful sunshiny day :D

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  7. That last link gave me a bunch of new agents to query. I am embarrassed to say my second revision of mu book's opening started in the morning. Eep. My third is the one you've read, and my fourth is the most compelling, and hits all the points every one of those agents asked for while avoiding the cliches.

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  8. Thanks for the links! I have earmarked all to read. Found you on the A-Z blog. All the best :)

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