From J.A. Konrath's blog, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing Book. A 750 page freebie on all aspects of writing and publishing. It's there for you to download and learn from. Of course, you could repay the freebie by purchasing one of his novels :-). Learn more about J.A. Konrath at his website.
From In The Zone on BlogTalk radio, an interview with novelist and soap opera writer, Thom Racina, who is returning to the soap genre and Young and The Restless. Lots of good tips for writers, especially those interested in novels, soaps, and storytelling. Hmmm...
For those of you who read me often, Young and The Restless has been my favorite soap forever (except for the past two years, when non-Bell family writers took control over the show.) Now, the show is back in the hands of the Bell family, and according to the Racina interview, we will see Y&R at its traditional best from this August on... longer scenes, older/veteran characters we grew up with, the slower pace we grew up with, and character-driven stories... pieces we've seen put slowly into place in recent weeks as the Bell writers cleaned up the mess left behind the past two years.
But we're not griping. We enjoy freebies. And we're liking what's coming up on Y&R in the coming weeks... here's a preview from Daytime Confidential and TV Guide Canada interview with Maria Arena Bell.