Here's a link to a 103 page e-book on how to write a great query letter. Noah Lukeman gives it out free. He's the author of The First Five Pages, which is one of the more brilliant books I've read on writing.
It strikes me as funny that it takes 103 pages to learn how to write 1 page.
(I believe it, though!)
Last night, I went to Vantage Point. It tells the story of a presidential shooting and a bombing from five different view points. I'm not big on multiple POVs in movies, so I went in skeptically. I got to the movie theater late, so I ended up stuck with Vantage Point because I missed Penelope. (How was Penelope, Edie?)
Sometimes, when we experiment with the form of a piece, the piece becomes more about making the experiment work, than about the story. In Vantage Point, I can definitely say that the story is made better by the format.
It has none of that, look-how-clever-I-am feel. And even though there are five viewpoints, what you really get are five twists, and each viewpoint does not tell the same story, but adds to the story and increases the suspense.
So how was your weekend? See any good movies? Read any good books?