Lynda Rutledge

Novelist

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SHE'S SIGNING GALLEYS--First Fun Author Rush

January 24, 2012

Tags: Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale


Now THIS was writer's-dream fun: Signing galleys at the American Library Association's Winter conference in Dallas. They handed me a red sharpie and I went for it for two hours.

I guess everybody likes a free book, even if it's a galley.

Now for the words inside to grab them and hold on....(every writer's hope).

FIRST SIGNING: Galleys This Saturday, Jan. 21, at ALA DALLAS

January 18, 2012

Tags: The Writing Life, The Reading Life, Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale

GALLEY SIGNING/GIVEAWAY
MIDWINTER ALA MEETING
DALLAS Convention Center
Penguin booth 10-11 a.m.

I'll be signing and giving away galleys (ARCS-Advanced Reader Copies) THIS Saturday. In honor of the librarians I'm about to meet, here's a fascinating article about public library innovations I'd bookmarked for use some day. Today's the day. From unusual design to the Library of Congress on the web, here you go:

Brainpicking.com's "Public Library Innovation"

GALLEYS ARE HERE: "Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale" all dressed up

January 13, 2012

Tags: Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale, The Writing Life

Galleys (also known as ARCs-Advanced Reader Copies) just arrived. Yes, I'm smiling.

And even more fun, I'll be signing and giving away these gorgeous pre-book "books" on Saturday, Jan 20, from 10-11 a.m. in Dallas at the MidWinter American Library Association convention to those most marvelous keepers of the reading flame: Librarians.

"Don't they look great?" (she said, smiling and nodding at photo.)

Batman Has a Garage Sale

January 12, 2012

Tags: Garage Sale Fun



Even Batman, it seems, sometimes has the urge to have a garage sale (as seen in this Funny or Die website video):

Batman Has a Garage Sale.

Lynda's Twittery Writing Advice Column #1: READ

January 1, 2012

Tags: Lynda's Twittery Writing Advice Column, The Writing Life

Column #1: READ

Want to be a writer?

• Read.
• Read.
• Did I mention you should read?
• Read cereal boxes, read ads, read old magazines in waiting rooms, read good books, read bad books, read everything, anytime, anywhere.
• Read so much your mind's awash with words.
• Read for love.
• Read for money.
• Read to swell your vocabulary.
• Read to outspell spellchecks.
• Read to quote good writers.
• Read to become a quotable writer.
• Read different genres; stretch; discover.
• But be free from book-finishing guilt.
• Can you put it down? Put it down.
• Ponder why you could put it down: avoid.
• Know librarians and bookstore people, a reader's (and writer's) best friends.
• So many books, so little time.
• Do not speed-read; eschew such heresy.
• Slow-read. Savor. Study.
• Grasp the trick of each sentence. Syntax is a beautiful thing.
• Imagine your own words on the printed page.
• Your favorite book may be the next one.
• That life-changing book is in your pile.
• Who would you be without the books you've read?
• To be a writer, first:
• Read.







Want To Be a Writer?
Lynda's twittery writing
advice column


Column #1:
READ.

Want to be a writer?
• Read.
• Read.
• Did I mention you should read?
• Read cereal boxes, read ads, read old magazines in waiting rooms, read good books, read bad books, read everything, anytime, anywhere.
• Read so much your mind's awash with words...
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Lynda's Twittery Wrtg Advice Column #1


Other advice columns:

•Jot
•Repeat
•Travel
•Fail
•Whine
•Laugh
•Listen
•Write
•Resist