Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Reading

Hey FFFers - before we go on with talking about writing fantasy, and because I'm up to my eyeballs with summer theatre and my husband's health issues, let's talk about some good books. 

Right now, my reading consists of my script. But after the show is done and we're on vacation, I'm planning to read Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus by Joyce Magnin, Cooking the Books by Bonnie Calhoun and a nonfiction book, Unleashing the Writer Within by Cec Murphey.  I may reread The Hunger Games.  Depends on how busy my family keeps me and how often I can get to the pool by myself.

Good writers are avid readers. We can read to learn, to enjoy, to glean what we can from those who have gone on before us. So, let's hear from everyone! What are you reading now? What are you planning to read?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Yay! It's working again!

hey FFFers - I can finally post something new!  I want to update you on what's been going on with me before getting onto the next thing in fantasy writing.

I attended the Colorado Christian Writer's Conference in May - on faculty - and taught a workshop on writing fantasy. It was great. I also met with several editors and was asked for the full of my YA fantasy novel, Fairyeater. I'm super jazzed and will keep you posted.

An agent I signed up to meet with ended up with pneumonia and couldn't make it, so I signed up for a phone conference when I got home. I spoke with her assistant for almost an hour and was asked for three proposals: Fairyeater, a middle grade novel and a nonfiction book. I'm also waiting to hear and hoping it won't take too long.

I'd love to see more first paragraphs that show us something about your main character, so please send me something and I'll take it apart like I did for Russell in the previous post.