Monday’s Top 5

I spend more time reading blog posts than I do writing them. For the most part, they are interesting, entertaining, and often amusiong. (Otherwise I wouldn’t read them.) In the spirit of sharing, I’ve decided to share my Top 5 posts of the week with you each Monday. I hope you get as much enjoyment from them as I have.

Janice Hardy had a great week on The Other Side of the Story, with a number of posts that I enjoyed. The one I found most useful overall is an article on how to distill your novel into a one line summary

Alan Baxter wrote a post entitled Other Writers are Not Your Enemy. Although I thought this went without saying, Alan expresses his opinion (and his reasons for writing the piece) beautifully.

Laura Stanfill started a great conversation when she blogged about Prostitution and writing what you don’t know. Her post is interesting in itself, but do yourself a service and read the discussion that followed as well.

On a more light-hearted note, Janet Reid suggested that if you’re suffering from writer’s block, you can head here and type a few key words into the search box for an instant solution to your plotting problems.

And finally, for the parents out there, check out Lily’s 5 Reasons I don’t want to go to Bed on Bedtimes are for Suckers.


Filed under Top 5, Writing

3 responses to “Monday’s Top 5

  1. Laura’s definitely the champ this week, since I just wrote about her post as well:

    This is a great idea for a post, BTW (yours, I mean 🙂 ).

  2. Thanks for a great Monday wrapup, Jo, and for referencing my post. I’ve enjoyed perusing the other listings too. The 5 Reasons I Don’t Want to Go to Bed sounds just like my almost-4-year-old!

  3. Anthony – Thanks. Great post on your blog, too. Laura’s post has certainly inspired conversation.

    Laura – You’re very welcome. 🙂 It was a well deserved reference to a great article, and nice to see that it’s still getting comments. (And I think all 4 year olds must subscribe to the same newsletter or something!)

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