Friday, April 1, 2011

From the Write Angle


Fun news!! I'm part of a new blog that's starting up today - From the Write Angle. We're a group of writers at various stages of the journey who are hoping to help other writers learn more about the publication process.

In 'our' words:
We learn best, not from our bigger than life heroes, but big brothers and sisters. We run fastest to catch the person just in front of us, not who has already finished the race. We seek The Write Angle to help you, not because we have reached the summit, but because we are in arm's length, and when you are arm's length ahead of us, we hope you'll remember how you got there.
Our blog will focus on helping writers find information to assist them throughout their own journeys. It's going to be a great resource for writers of all genres and age levels. Our 4 main topic areas are:

Genre Talk
Publishing Industry
Query Questions
Writing -- The Art

We also have a couple of pages that are loaded to the brim with useful definitions and links:

A Writter's Glossary (subsections: Buzzwords of the Biz, Categories, Genres, The Art & Craft of Writing)
Online Writer's Toolbox (subsections: Fun Analyzing Tools, General Reference, Writing/Craft Related Reference, Marketing/Publishing Reference, On Querying)

We'll be blogging on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays for now. Each of us will post about once a month, so there will be a great variety of personalities and approaches to topics. We've uploaded some posts now to give everyone a taste of what FTWA will be like. There are several posts under each tab, so you'll have lots to choose from (my first post is under Query Questions).

We'll also be tweeting under the name @WriteAngleBlog

I'm SO excited to be a part of this new blog with such talented writers (check out who's who on the About the Team page - they're all amazing!!). I hope you have a chance to pop on over. I'm betting you'll like what you see! :)

88 comments:

  1. Looks like a great blog! I'll add it to my Reader--thanks. :)

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  2. Elizabeth - thank you! I'm excited about it! I think it's going to be a great resource :)

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  3. Sounds great! Just one more thing to do, right? :)

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  4. Laura - thanks! One more thing is right - but it should be fun!! :)

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  5. Sounds like another great resource for writers. I'm constantly amazed just how supportive the blogging community is. It's wonderful. I'm off to check out the site and add it to my reader.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  6. sounds like a cool new gang :))

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  7. How exciting - good luck with your new venture! I'm on my way over now.

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  8. How exciting, Jemi. I'll look forward to this very much.
    Karen

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  9. Good luck with your new venture! Blogging is a great community to find and give help and support. Have a great weekend.

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  10. Ooh, just signed up for Google Friend Connect! With you on the team, of course I'm interested!

    Looking forward to seeing what comes out of your team.

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  11. Oooh, shiny! I'll go check it out. :)

    Happy weekend, Jemi!
    Love,
    Lola

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  12. Very cool! Congrats on getting it up!

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  13. Congratulations on launching the new blog! It sounds like a great resource for writers, both new and not-so-new.

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  14. Sounds fascinating. I shall go and check it out :-) Have a great weekend.

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  15. How fantastic!!! What a great resource for writers!! Thank you!!!! I hope to get to check your new team blog soon!! Take care
    x

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  16. Congrats on the new venture. Another blog for my daily crawls.

    Terry
    Terry's Place
    Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

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  17. What a great idea! I'll be checking you out. :-)

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  18. Wonderful - I can stalk all kinds of writers now.

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  19. This sounds like a fantastic idea, Jemi.....

    I'll definitely add it to my reader.

    Michael

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  20. I'll definitely check it out! It sounds great. :)

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  21. Sounds like a wonderful resource, I'll definitely be popping over :)

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  22. cool! I'll have to check it out!

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  23. Congratulations on your new venture! Looking forward to your posts. ;-)

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  24. That's great, Jemi! I'll go check it out. Good luck!

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  25. Sounds great! I like the ideas behind this new project :)

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  26. Mason - thank you! I hope it becomes a great resource for lots of people! I feel like a total newbie on the blog, but I'm enjoying the group!

    Dezzy - it really is a fabulous group of writers!! A great gang indeed :)

    Susan - it really is exciting!! I hope you enjoy the visit!

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  27. Karen - thanks! I hope you enjoy it - I think it's going to be a great resource :)

    Stephen - thanks so much!! The blogging community is amazing - I think this will be a great addition :)

    Mary - thank you!! You're such a sweetie! I don't do Facebook yet but it's a great way to spread the word! :)

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  28. Lola - thank you! It really is all shiny and pretty! :)

    Christa - thank you! I hope the launch is going to be wonderful! :)

    Helen - thanks so much - that's EXACTLY what we're hoping for!! :)

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  29. Rosalind - thank you! I'm working with a lot of talented people :)

    Old Kitty - thank you so much! I think it's going to be a terrific resource for a lot of people!! :)

    Terry - thank you! I think you'll enjoy the blog :)

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  30. Anita - thanks so much! I know you'll find some useful posts!! :)

    Anne - lol - exactly!! It's always such fun meeting/stalking new writer friends :)

    Michael - thank you! I think it's going to be a wonderful resource for lots and lots of people!! :)

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  31. Golden Eagle - thank you - I hope you enjoy the visit - I think there's lots to love! :)

    Alexa - thank you! There are a lot of talented and knowledgable folks on the team! They have a lot to offer :)

    Katie - I think it is!! Thank you - hope you enjoy :)

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  32. Kathryn - thank you! I'm looking forward to being part of such a great team!! :)

    Susie - thanks so much! I know you'll find some great information over there! :)

    Lynda - thank you! My team mates know a lot about the business of publishing. I think it's going to be a great blog!

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  33. I'm on my way to check it out, Jemi! Have a great weekend!

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  34. Sharon - thank you!! Hope you find something you like :)

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  35. How exciting for you Jemi. I will pop over and have a look :o)

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  36. A as in Angle! So you're doing the challenge after all! lol

    Sounds like a good site-- will have to check it out.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

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  37. What a great crowd you have over there! I've popped over to follow and I'll look forward to new posts!

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  38. Niki - thank you! I hope you enjoy it. It's a terrific site :)

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  39. Arlee - It looks like!! :)

    You might be a tiny bit busy this month - why don't you wait until May??? :)

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  40. Laughing Wolf - thanks! I was thrilled to be invited to be part of the group :)

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  41. Talli - thanks! I hope you find it a useful site! :)

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  42. Amie - thank you! And you're right - they're fabulous people & they know a LOT!!! :)

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  43. I can see how the Writers Glosssary would be much help. I'll pop over and check it out. Thanks!

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  44. Stephen - I think it will be a great help - especially for writers who are just starting out on their journey. Although, there's so much to know, it should help everyone! :)

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  45. Jemi, What a fantastic resource you're creating. Thank you. I can't wait to hop over.

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  46. Leslie - thanks! I think it's fabulous - the people I'm lucky enough to work with are extraordinary!! :)

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  47. Hey Jemi,
    Wow, that awesome news and I just know it will be a most meaningful experience for all involved.
    Sounds fascinating and informative and I wish you the very best with this venture.
    I shall check out who's who and I shall duly inform Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star about this! :) Did I ever mention that Penny is my 'pawblisher'? Probably not!
    Have a good day eh.
    Kind wishes, shy and modest Gary aka 'klahanie' :)

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  48. Gary - thanks :) I'm hoping it's going to be a helpful resource for writers of all levels!

    I hope Penny approves of the venture - and we get her (paw) stamp of approval! :)

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  49. Aha Jemi,
    Lucky you, you get a bonus comment from shy and humble me:)
    Well my writing level is like I can have this really annoying habit of using the conjunction word 'and' and that means by using 'and' I can end up doing one of those really aggravating run-on sentences and when we know 'and' is not necessarily necessary and it would be much more apt to write a shorter sentence and with that this sentence will come to a screeching halt!
    Penny will paws and have a think about giving you her much sought after approval. She is very famous, you know....
    See ya later eh...

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  50. Gary - I'll be crossing my fingers Penny approves! :)

    AND I'll be hoping you can curb that and tendency too - wouldn't want to see any examples of those scary ol' run-ons! :)

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  51. Sounds Brilliant!
    I'll be over to check it out.

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  52. cool start, bless your efforts.

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  53. Al - thanks!! I hope you enjoy our new venture - I think it's got a lot going for it :)

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  54. Jingle - thank you! I appreciate the support - thanks so much for dropping by! :)

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  55. ...great idea, Jemi! Hopping over...

    EL

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  56. What an exciting endeavor. I will definitely check it out.

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  57. Elliot - thanks so much!! Hope you enjoy :)

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  58. Yvonne - it really is exciting! There are some fabulous people involved!! :) Hope you find it a handy resource!

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  59. That's a great idea to gather a team for the blog. Believe me, it's tough doing that solo!

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  60. Diane - I know! :)

    I think this will be a great team to work with too - I'm pretty much the least experienced, so there is a TON to learn there!

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  61. Jemi that's so cool!!! I'm really excited and I'm going to go follow you guys now.

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  62. Great idea. I'll have to hop over there and check it out :)

    Rosie
    East for Green Eyes

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  63. Lisa - thanks so much! I knew I could count on you!!! It's exciting ... and a little scary! :)

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  64. Rosie - thanks so much! I bet you'll find lots of stuff to catch your interest - I'm working with some terrific people!! :)

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  65. Charmaine - it is exciting! I think you'll like the site - lots of good stuff! :)

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  66. What a great idea for a blog, Jemi! =D

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  67. RaShelle - I think it is too - I was thrilled to be invited to be a part of it all!! :)

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  68. All the best on this new project Jemi! I look forward to reading all the contributors.

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  69. I'm following your new blog. It has a great look. :)

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  70. Lynn - Thanks so much! I'm lucky enough to work with some great people! :)

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  71. Medeia - thank you! I think it's got a lot of potential - there are lots of great people I get to work with! :)

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  72. Terry - thanks!! I knew I could count on you!! :)

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  73. Congratulations on the new blog. It sounds awesome, Jemi. I'll definitely pop over!

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  74. What a cool project! Congrats, Jemi. I know it's going to be something awesome. Good luck! I'm now off to check it out. XO

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  75. Roxy - thank you so much! I really think it's going to be wonderful - there are a lot of talented people I get to work with :)

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  76. Jackee - thanks!! :) I think it's going to be awesome too - I'm excited about it!

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  77. Jemi, congratulations on the new blog. I'll check it out. Good luck!

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  78. Jemi, this is so exciting! I'm hopping over now, and I just followed you guys on Twitter. What a great idea.

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  79. Theresa - thank you so much! It's exciting to be part of a new venture with such fabulous people! :)

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  80. Julie - thanks! It really is exciting! :) I think it'll be a terrific place too!

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  81. Awesome! Me and my writing group are trying to give back in a simialr way. It's good karma. (= We are even organising and putting on a writing conference for teens. we are stoked at all the awesome authors who are participating!

    www.writerscubed.com

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  82. Jo - Good point. I love the idea of the conference for teens - totally awesome!! I'll be off to check it out :)

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  83. Very excited for you, Jemi! It looks like a fun new venture!

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  84. Belle - thanks! It is fun and exciting - and a little scary (as new ventures generally are ... for me anyway! :))

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