11.27.2011

Sunday Surf: Introducing Writing Tidbits

As with my Sunday Surfs at Hobo Mama, I thought I'd bring you a taste over here. I've been collecting somewhat extravagantly all the writing-relevant links I use and enjoy in a new Tumblr commonplace book: Writing Tidbits: Shared Items on Blogging & Writing.

I often will follow blogging tutorials or use writing resources and then later struggle to remember just where or just what it all was. This is my new attempt at keeping them all cataloged, and searchable by tags.

And here I will disseminate them for you, so far. You might be able to guess the themes of this week's research: securing my passwords and backing up my email, writing a novel synopsis for NaNoProgMo, and, well, figuring out Tumblr!

Famous Authors' Harshest Rejection Letters - Romy Oltuski - Entertainment - The Atlantic

Here — this’ll make us feel better.
10 SECONDS AGO
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When Does a Writer Become a Writer? - Betsy Morais - Entertainment - The Atlantic

I remember how decadent and sheepish I felt the first time I answered someone’s question of “What do you do?” with “I’m a writer.” I go back and forth with identifying myself that way — you?
5 MINUTES AGO
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Query Samples

Sample query letters for romance novels that won agents or editors.
23 HOURS AGO
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Synopsis Samples

Several sample synopses of novels that sold, I believe all romance.
23 HOURS AGO
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Writing a Synopsis

Lots and lots of links on the subject of novel synopses.
23 HOURS AGO
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Format Novel Synopsis

Sample synopsis format. There are a lot of possibilities for formatting, I’ve discovered, but something similar to this seems promising.
23 HOURS AGO
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Synopsis Project

Several selling romance novel synopses.
23 HOURS AGO
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Long Ridge Writers Group

Tips and an example of a mystery novel synopsis (one that sold the book in question). Recommendation of losing subplots when writing the synopsis.
23 HOURS AGO
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Making tags visible when using a Tumblr theme that doesn't show them - Web Applications

I wanted to keep my Tumblr theme but noticed it wasn’t showing tags. This was an easy fix.
I want to use tags to keep track of related tips and articles. This seems like the best type of blog to have such a search function.
2 DAYS AGO
html tags tumblr blogging

IMAP - Gmail Help

Continuing my hacker-proof backup plan, I’ve decided to set up IMAP using Apple Mail 4 in hopes it will sync nicely with my online inbox. (I’ll have to let you know if that’s a big fail.) My fear, see, is that 90% of the email I get is crap and I don’t need it saved in perpetuity. I’d like deletions to be recognized in both my offline and online inbox versions.
If you’d rather do POP, it’s here: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=12103
2 DAYS AGO
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