I have a couple links to share this week, and I hope you enjoy them! First up: 6 Ways to Convince an Editor You’re Not a Professional. Really, the title says it all. Basically, this is a list of what not to do.
My second link is fantasy research-related and it has made me think. A lot. So How Does a Centaur Eat, Anyway? For all that fantasy abounds with the magical and impossible, you have to make your reader trust you enough to suspend disbelief. That is, you have to stick to an internal logic. And most of us default to the world we know for rules of physics and biology. Or we think we do. More often, we default to the conventions of stories that have gone before.
And maybe the scientific reality doesn’t matter to you, but you will always have readers – maybe just one, maybe entire hordes – who see the flaws and can’t abide them.
Kate has an inspirational link to share:
Okay, so it`s not about writing. But seeing these Sailor Moon backgrounds really reminds me how important it is to have a style when writing and that focusing on some magical things in life really makes the whole scene better.
Elisa likes to travel but she would never consider herself a globetrotter. However, this post makes an excellent argument about the benefits of travel when it comes to writing. Plus, Cruising Writers sounds amazing.