- “Sebastian just smiled. “I could hear your heart beating,” he said softly. “When you were watching me with Valentine. Did it bother you?”
- “That you seem to be dating my dad?” Jace shrugged. "You’re a little young for him, to be honest.”
- “What?” For the first time since Jace had met him, Sebastian seemed flabbergasted.”
- - Cassandra Clare
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Camp NaNoWriMo 2014 has officially launched! Whether you’re writing a new novel, tackling a screenplay, or finishing an existing piece of work, Camp is a writing free-for-all. For those of you still on your publishing journey before Camp, Blair Thornburgh, assistant editor at Quirk Books, explains what makes her stop reading a manuscript:
I was recently at a conference where an editor detailed her method for critiquing a first draft. The complicated process was as follows:
- Start reading it.
- When it stops being compelling, stop reading it.
- When you stop reading it, draw a line on the page and write “This is where I stopped reading”.
Brash. Ballsy. Take-no-prisoners.
But what specifically makes an editor grind to a halt and refuse to go on? Opinions differ, of course, but as far as I’m concerned there are some pretty basic “don’t”s that make me want to close a document while I’m reading a sample chapter:
Owen had a long cut across one cheekbone. He demurred when Neal reached for him with a green-glowing hand. “I want a scar to impress the girls,” he informed Neal. “They like a man who looks dangerous, and my face needs all the help it can get.”
"At least let me clean it," Neal growled. "Unless you think you’ll look really dangerous with your face rotting off." Lady Knight, Tamora Pierce (via mosleymoe)