Saturday, January 14, 2012

What's Up The Street For Next Week?

A good book is always necessary.


Of course.

In fact, fiction should be a tax write off, shouldn't it? I mean, we learn from the fiction we read which makes our craft better. So it should be a tool we use in our writing.

I could go with that. ;-)
Throughout today's weekend edition, check out the recommendations from the Alley Cats in the best books they read in 2011.

ALSO be on the lookout for a super contest to hit the blog on Thursday. You aren't going to want to miss this one!

Up the street for next week...

Pepper will give you tips on on getting your writing groove back first thing on Monday (always good after a weekend, right? ;-)

Tuesday, Sherrinda tackles the all-important aspect of "theme" in our books.

Gotta hook? The kind for readers, not the pirate kind. Either way, Mary is impaling the topic on Wednesday.

Thursday holds an Alley First (!!) when we welcome Rachel Hauck, My Book Therapist and best-selling author. Rachel will be giving away a thousand word critique. Don't miss this post. At all!

You're ready for a critique partner. Now how in heck are you going to find one? Krista will be your hostess on Friday.

Alley News:

We will be welcoming our newest team member next week and spend a day letting her introduce herself to you. We think you'll like her. ;-)

Have a question for the Alley Cats? We have fun plans for your questions, so don't be shy! You can email them to: thewritersalleys(@)gmail(.)com
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What was the best book you read in 2011?


Pepper said...

Fun week planned!
Gets me in the groove ;-) LOL

Joanne Sher said...

Oooh - looks good. My VERY favorite read this year was 'Love Finds You In Annapolis, Maryland by Roseanna White. LOVE her writing - was totally intrigued from the first page to the last!
Can't wait to see who the new Alley Cat is!! Have a great weekend!