I spent a few minutes looking over a few of the blogs linked to mine today and found several to reccommend. First read Jeff Savage's blog on Six LDS Writers and a Frog. He has some helpful and easy to understand definitions of terms used casually in writers' circles, but found to be confusing to newcomers. By the way, I'm comfortable with both "dialog tag" and "speaker attribution", even attribution tag is okay with me.
Next check out LDSPublisher. I find the use of "different than" instead of "different from" a particularly annoying example of poor grammar in an increasing number of books I receive to review. It has become so common, many copy editors consider the terms interchangeable, but to me it's wrong and stops the story cold. One new publishing house irritates me with almost every book with this sloppy copy editing error.
Anyone interested in childrens' or young adult literature should check out Shermeree's Musings. The author is a childrens librarian for the Salt Lake City Library System and keeps readers appraised of new books, old favorites, new trends and awards given to outstanding books in youth areas.
Many LDS authors are making last minute plans and arrangements to attend the LDStorymakers conference and awards banquet this Friday and Saturday. This is an organization for LDS writers and writer wannabees. There will be classes taught, opportunities to meet with editors, and a lot of net working taking place. Unfortunately I won't be there this year. I have another committment for that day, but I'll be following closely the results of the awards presentation and sending good thoughts and doing a bit of background cheering for the presenters and finalists involved.
Please continue to send questions, make comments, or just share your Whitney thoughts. Each will count toward the present contest.