Saturday, January 23, 2010

Steampunk Takes Over Edittorrent

Edittorrent has been focusing on steampunk the past few days -- go here, here, and here -- and I wanted to bring it to everyone's attention.

As a side note, if you don't already follow edittorrent, then you really need to rectify that. Alicia and Theresa, the two editors who run that blog, spend their time outside of their publishing-industry jobs to help educate writers in good characterization, enhancing the stakes of your novel, and generally making sure you put your best written foot forward.

They remind me a lot of the editing professor I had in college. You might remember that I posted about said mentor a long while back (or not, seeing as many of you weren't reading the blog then), but suffice to say that the advice Alicia and Theresa dole out is tre useful. Go read.


Natalie said...

Ooo, I agree. Edittorrent had the best query advice ever back when I was first querying--they've got great info over there.

And I just read a steampunk romance--Soulless, by Gail Carriger. It was really fun. Steampunk is hot right now. You should be in good shape Matt.

Matthew Delman said...

I've heard of Soulless. Even though it's a romance novel, I kind of really want to read it. The London that Carriger creates has fascinated me since Kristin Nelson blogged about it at Pub Rants.

dolorah said...

Thanks for the tip Matt. I'm always looking for good editorial advice.