Saturday, January 26, 2013

What's Up The Street for Next Week?

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Did you catch Amy's post yesterday? Our new Alley Cat posted yesterday, so if you missed it, scroll down and check it out...a great post on making sure your heroine is not exhausting. ;-)

It's a new year! Are you dealing with writer's block??

Use the Alley Cat posts to bust that block right out of the water and into the exciting world of back to writing.  We've got the Genesis deadline coming up in March, which is just around the corner. While it might not be fun to put together that synopsis or fight our characters into submission, tighter the lasso and snare the next great idea!

Tips for getting the most out of your next month before the Genesis:

  • Brainstorm with a friend or another writer. Be willing to put their suggestions into action.
  • Make changes to your first 15 pages and then send it a good full month ahead of the deadline to a couple friends willing to read it for you. While you wait, work on your synopsis. 
  • Browse the Alley Cat database or shoot us a question...we'll brainstorm with you and get you on your way!
Lindsay Harrel is guest blogging on Monday so don't miss that. She'll be chatting about writer's block too (which is by no coincidence what inspired this weekend edition post. ;-)

Check out Mary's post about repetitions and reminders this week.

You'll get more tips on fine tuning your Genesis or Fraiser entry on Friday with Casey. She'll be bringing it in a special way, so be on the look out. ;-)

Have a great weekend and don't let contest "freeze" or worry over no ideas stop you from working on your stories!


Elisabeth Pettifor said...

Ok, I hope I'm not being annoying, but what is the Genesis contest?

Jeanne T said...

Yea, what a fun week coming up. I'm looking forward to it. And Lindsay guest blogging--yippee!

Elisabeth, the Genesis contest is a writing contest for unpublished writers that is hosted by ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). I'm sure Casey could tell you more. You can probably also Google it to get to the website. You get good feedback from the people who judge your entry. Does that help?

Elisabeth Pettifor said...

Yes, thanks.

Lindsay Harrel said...

Jeanne, you're too sweet.

Can't wait to be a guest here! Yay! :) You ladies rock.