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1. Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e April 11th, 2014



Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Conference Graces (Mary Keeley)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/conference-graces/

Why the Where Matters (Sarah Callender)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/04/09/where-am-i-and-why-does-it-matter-part-i/

Confusing Agent Behavior (Rachelle Gardner)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/confusing-agent-behavior/

Accretion and Your Writing Career (Kerry Gans)
http://authorchronicles.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/accretion-and-your-writing-career/

How to Make Somebody Hate Reading (Keith Cronin)   Jon’s Pick of the Week
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/04/08/how-to-make-somebody-hate-reading/

People Don't Think Alike (Morgan Mandel)
http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2014/04/people-dont-think-alike.html

12 Tips For Increasing Your Book’s Visibility (Even Before You’re Published) (Stina Lindenblatt)
http://querytracker.blogspot.com/2014/03/12-tips-for-increasing-your-books.html

8 ways to know if you have a good agent (Nathan Bransford)
http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2014/04/8-ways-to-know-if-you-have-good-agent.html

Looking for an editor? Check them out very carefully! (Jodie Renner)
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/04/looking-for-editor-check-them-out-very.html

An Editor's List of Novel Shortcomings
(James Scott Bell)
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/04/an-editors-list-of-novel-shortcomings.html

If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2013, and last week’s list.

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2. Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e April 4th, 2014



Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Make Submitting Work Your Superpower (Jane Friedman)
http://janefriedman.com/2014/04/04/submitting-superpower/

Women’s Fiction, Book Club Fiction, Literary Fiction: Interchangeable Terms? (Kathryn Craft)
http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2014/04/womens-fiction-book-club-fiction-literary-fiction.html

My Too-Practical Maybe-Blunt Advice To Writers (Natalie Whipple) Jon’s Pick of the week
http://betweenfactandfiction.blogspot.com/2014/04/my-too-pratical-maybe-blunt-advice-to.html

Presenting to School Students: top tips (Juliet Marillier)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/04/03/presenting-to-school-students-top-tips/

The Author-Agent Partnership: Finding the Right Fit (Mary Keeley)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/author-agent-partnership-finding-right-fit/

10 Tips about Process (Brunonia Barry)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/03/31/10-tips-about-process/

Is your project ready to submit? (Janet Kobobel Grant)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/project-ready-submit/

Think Like an Editor, Sell Like a Pro (Jennifer Brown Banks)
http://elizabethspanncraig.com/1950/freelance-writing-think-like-editor-sell-like-pro/

Is Writing Success Like a Lottery System? (James Scott Bell)
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/03/is-writing-success-like-lottery-system.html

The Short Life and Strange Death of Entranced Publishing (Victoria Strauss)
http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-short-life-and-strange-death-of.html


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3. Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e February 28th, 2014



Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Why “Write What You Know” Is Bad Advice (Daniel Hope)
http://litreactor.com/columns/write-what-you-like-why-write-what-you-know-is-bad-advice

Word Count Confusion (Mary Keeley)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/word-count-confusion

Social Media Part 2 (or Discoverability Part 10 continued) (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
http://kriswrites.com/2014/02/26/the-business-rusch-social-media-part-2-or-discoverability-part-10-continued/

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Literary Agent (Victoria Strauss)
http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2014/02/questions-to-ask-your-prospective.html

Measures of Success (Barbara O'Neal)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/02/26/measures-of-success/

All in a Day’s Work (Rachelle Gardner)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/all-in-a-days-work

Why An Agent May Not Submit Widely (Mary Kole)
http://kidlit.com/2014/02/24/why-an-agent-may-not-submit-widely/

3 flaws in your query that shout “beginner” (Janet Kobobel Grant)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/3-flaws-in-your-writing-that-shout-beginner/

The Bermuda Triangle of Storytelling (Larry Brooks)
http://storyfix.com/the-bermuda-triangle-of-storytelling

On Author Earnings and Author Yearnings (James Scott Bell)
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/02/on-author-earnings-and-author-yearnings.html

If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2013, and last week’s list.

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4. Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e March 14th, 2014



Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

The Eternal Duel: A History of Commas (Leah Dearborn)
http://litreactor.com/columns/the-eternal-deul-a-history-of-commas

3 Attributes for a Successful Writing Career (Mary Keeley)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/3-attributes-for-a-successful-writing-career/

Build a Platform for Your Book (Helen Ginger)
http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2014/03/build-platform-for-your-book.html

Samples (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
http://kriswrites.com/2014/03/12/the-business-rusch-samples-discoverability-part-12/

13 Ways to Sell More Books (Elaine Viets)
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/03/13-ways-to-sell-more-books.html

Write the Whole Book Before Pitching? (Rachelle Gardner)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/write-the-whole-book/

Envy: a Lesson in What Not to Do (Keith Cronin)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/03/11/envy-a-lesson-in-what-not-to-do/

Are You Ready For Your Mystery Agent Date? (P. J.
Parrish)
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/03/are-you-ready-for-your-mystery-agent.html

Marketing Lessons My Grandfather Taught Me (James Scott Bell)
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/03/marketing-lessons-my-grandfather-taught.html

Death Threats and the Death of the Book Review (Dean Fetzer)
http://litreactor.com/columns/death-threats-and-the-death-of-the-book-review



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5. Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e March 21st, 2014



Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:



Free the Writers! (From Each Other) (Porter Anderson)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/03/21/free-the-writers-from-each-other/

5 Valuable Charts That Show How Publishing Is Changing (Jane Friedman)
http://janefriedman.com/2014/03/21/5-valuable-charts/

What Makes You and Your Proposal Impressive? (Mary Keeley)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/what-makes-you-and-your-proposal-impressive/

When the Old Ways Work (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
http://kriswrites.com/2014/03/19/the-business-rusch-when-the-old-ways-work-discoverability-part-13/

Trusting the process... and your friends (Jo Knowles aka jbknowles)
http://jbknowles.livejournal.com/481500.html

Gas or brake (Jennifer R. Hubbard aka writerjenn)
http://writerjenn.livejournal.com/376973.html

[Agent Q&A] (Rachelle Gardner)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/you-asked-we-answer/

Whales, Mermaids and Your Publishing Long-Tail (Greg Strandberg)
http://elizabethspanncraig.com/1905/whales-mermaids-publishing-long-tail/

How to Know Your Book’s Audience (Janet Kobobel Grant)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/how-to-know-your-books-audience/

Now You Can Call Yourself A Writer (James Scott Bell)
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/03/now-you-can-call-yourself-writer.html


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6. Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e March 28th, 2014



Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

The Ebook Market + Big Five Survival (Jane Friedman) http://janefriedman.com/2014/03/27/smart-set-1/

Book Proposals Mean Business (Mary Keeley)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/book-proposals-mean-business/


Using foreign language in your story - the balancing act! (Juliette Wade)
http://talktoyouniverse.blogspot.com/2014/03/using-foreign-language-in-your-story.html

Platform Isn’t Enough (Rachelle Gardner)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/platform-isnt-enough/

Must a Writer Go Hybrid for a Higher Income? (Elizabeth Spann Craig)
http://elizabethspanncraig.com/1933/must-writer-go-hybrid-higher-income/

Why Poets Should Not Seek Literary Agents (Victoria Strauss)
http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2014/03/why-poets-should-not-seek-literary.html

Agent Braggadocio (Wendy Lawton)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/agent-braggadocio/

Building Emotional Anticipation (Mary Kole)
http://kidlit.com/2014/03/24/building-emotional-anticipation/

7 Things I Learned from the World’s Best Marketers (Tiana Warner)
http://janefriedman.com/2014/03/24/7-things-learned-worlds-best-marketers/

Creating Your Character’s Backstory (Heidi M. Thomas)
http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2014/03/creating-your-characters-backstory.html

Who Are Literary Agents and Editors Anyway? (Kathryn Craft)
http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/who-are-literary-agents-and-editors-anway-turning-whine-into-gold/


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7. Interesting posts about writing – w/e September 28th 2012






Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:


Advances Are Loans (Dean Wesley Smith)

Publication Process: In the Void (J. Kathleen Cheney aka j_cheney)

The Emotion Thesaurus (Heidi M. Thomas)

Showing Up At The Page No Matter What (Barbara O'Neal)

The awkward book booth (Hilary Smith)

Tired of cliché? Want to be unique? Pursue the why. (Juliette Wade)

A Few Good Reasons to Start Building Your Online Presence Before Your Book Is Done (Lydia Sharp)

Write Tighter, Write Smarter (Ash Krafton)

10 Ways to Stay Motivated While You Write (Ruth A. Casie)

9 Frequently Asked Questions About Query Letters (Chuck Sambuchino)


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2011, and last week’s list.

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8. Interesting posts about writing – w/e October 5th 2012








Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Countdown to a Book 1: Joining Hands (Kathryn Craft)

The Business Rusch: Why Writers Disappear (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) [Jon’s Pick of the Week]

Other People Will Have Your Ideas—That Is Okay (Natalie Whipple)

Writing, revising, and how handwavery kills manuscripts (Terri-Lynne DeFino aka bogwitch64)

Who Needs a Platform? (Rachelle Gardner)

Growing Into Your Voice (Kerry Gans)

Empathizing With Literary Agents (Nathan Bransford)

How to be a Classy Panelist (Nancy Fulda aka nancyfulda)

Why you shouldn't rush your writing (Juliette Wade)

Class Action Lawsuit Against Publish America Dismissed (Victoria Strauss)

Storyboarding (Jo Knowles aka jbknowles)


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2011, and last week’s list.

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9. Interesting posts about writing – w/e November 30th 2012







Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Finding Golden Writing Time (Kerry Gans)

The First-Person Query Letter (Jane Leback)

Archway Publishing: Simon & Schuster Adds a Self-Publishing Division (Victoria Strauss)

Do You Have Impostor Syndrome? (Rachelle Gardner)

Tightening your plot by layering (Juliette Wade)

10 Tips for Getting Past Writer's Block (Bryan Thomas Schmidt)

Success in 90-Minute Increments (Rachelle Gardner)

How to Start Your Novel: What The Movie TRUE LIES Taught Me (Chuck Sambuchino

Do You Cringe When Authors Market Their Books? (Dan Blank)




If you have a particular favorite among these, please let the author know (and me too, if you have time). Also, if you've a link to a great post that isn't here, feel free to share.

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10. Interesting posts about writing – w/e December 7th 2012







Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Ghosts of Writers Future (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)

The editing process, as an editor (Terri-Lynne DeFino aka bogwitch64)

How To Get Started Selling Fiction in 2013 (Dean Wesley Smith)

Agent Monday: Don’t tell me how I’ll feel… (Marie Lamba) JON’S Pick of the week

7 Ways to Use Brain Science to Hook Readers and Reel Them In (Lisa Cron)
by way of April Henry (aka aprilhenry)

Query Lines to Make an Agent Sigh (Rachelle Gardner)

The Secret To a Successful Concept (Larry Brooks)

Do Writing Critique Groups Help? (Barbara Custer)

Duotrope is Going Paid! (Duotrope.com)

Is There Ever a Time to Give Up On that Book? (Aimee L. Salter)
by way of Elizabeth Spann Craig

Exercises Middle-Grade Writers Love (Sydney Salter)

Making Tension Tense (Victora Mixon)



If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2011, and last week’s list.

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11. Interesting posts about writing – w/e December 14th 2012





Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Scholastic Editors Forecast Top 10 Trends in Children's Books for 2013
by way of April Henry (aka aprilhenry)

Writing Like It’s 2009 (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)


Writing in Small Chunks of Time—Pros and Cons (Elizabeth Spann Craig)

Concept: Your Story’s Hollywood Pitch (John Robert Marlow)

Be Talented At Working (Natalie Whipple)

How Do You Find a Literary Agent? (Rachelle Gardner)

Cutting the Fat from Your WIP (Gina Conroy)

The perfection myth (Laurel Garver)
by way of Jennifer R. Hubbard (aka writerjenn)

10 Ways to Stay Motivated While You Write (Ruth A Casie)

Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before You Write a Scene. Any Scene. (Larry Brooks)


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2011, and last week’s list.

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12. Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e January 25, 2013







Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

How I revise (April Henry aka aprilhenry )

Beware the Under-Cooked Story Concept (Larry Brooks)

6 Reasons I Stop Reading (And How to Avoid Them) (Anna Staniszewski aka annastan)

The eBook Path to Riches: Possibly Steeper Than Assumed (John Scalzi)

How to pick your audio book narrator (Jennifer Feddersen)

Characters Who Surprise Us (Elizabeth Spann Craig)

Why the Internet is a Trap - and how this writer deals with it (Juliette Wade)

Getting the Most Out of a Conference (Mary Kole)

How Much Can You Really Tell From a Query? (Janice Hardy)

5 Book Club Tips (Dina Santorelli)

Title Logic (Lynn Viehl)

How to Get The Most From Your Writer or Author Platform (Anthony Puttee)
by way of Marian Allen



If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2012, and last week’s list.

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13. Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e February 1, 2013


Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Is Your Writing a Hobby or a Business? (Ash Krafton)

The Business Rusch: Hiring Editors (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)

Interpersonal Characterisation (Elle Carter Neal)

Does Story Trump Craft? (Rachelle Gardner)

So You Want to Read Your Reviews… (Elizabeth Spann Craig)

On Goodreads and Thick Skin and Sheep (Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen aka latteya)

The Case Against Blogging (Sarah Pinneo)


A Moment of Financial Clarification (John Scalzi)

An Easy Fix for a Tighter Point of View (Janice Hardy)
by way of Terri-Lynne DeFino (aka bogwitch64)

Should Writers “JUST” Write? (Dan Blank)




If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2012 (http://jongibbs.livejournal.com/326314.html), and last week’s list (http://jongibbs.livejournal.com/328628.html).

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14. Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e September 6th, 2013


Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:


Helping Hands: Writing With Children (Anna Elliott )
http://writerunboxed.com/2013/09/05/helping-hands/

We Don’t Know What We Don’t know (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
http://kriswrites.com/2013/09/04/the-business-rusch-we-dont-know-what-we-dont-know/

Little Free Libraries: My New Favorite Idea (Nicole Singer)
http://nicole-singer.blogspot.com/2013/09/little-free-libraries-my-new-favorite.html

9 Reasons to Give Up on Publishing (Rachelle Gardner)
www.booksandsuch.biz/blog/reasons-to-give-up-on-publishing/

Thoughts on Teaser Chapters (Elizabeth Spann Craig)
http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com/2013/09/thoughts-on-teaser-chapters.html

Is Crowdfunding Right for You? 5 Questions (Justine Schofield)
http://janefriedman.com/2013/09/03/crowdfunding/

Five Golden Rules of Marketing (Karin Rita Gastreich) http://heroinesoffantasy.blogspot.com/2013/09/five-golden-rules-of-marketing.html

Is Advice a Vice? (Jael McHenry)
http://writerunboxed.com/2013/09/02/is-advice-a-vice/

10 Things Emerging Writers Need To Learn (Michael Nye)
www.missourireview.com/tmr-blog/2013/08/10-things-emerging-writers-need-to-learn/
by way of Elizabeth Spann Craig

Don't Let Your Characters Act Like Idiots (James Scott Bell)
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2013/09/dont-let-your-characters-act-like-idiots.html


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2012, and last week’s list.

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15. Interesting posts about writing – w/e June 15th 2012


Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Hurry Up. Wait (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)

Using setting as a Character (MaryLu Tyndall)

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against PublishAmerica (Victoria Strauss)

The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar (Emma Coats)

Layers of Emotion (Mary Kole)

Tips on what to do on a Skype author visit (Sheela Chari aka [info]sheela_chari)

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16. Interesting posts about writing – w/e June 29th, 2012

Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

EBook Statistics Update (C. S. Lakin)
By way of Don Lafferty

Can writers avoid burnout in the 21st century? (Kerry Gans)

Sell it to me (Jane Lebak)

Learn from the stories you hate (Monica Valentinelli)

How to Tackle Critique Notes (Carleen Brice)

Author Visits by Skype (Kathryn Craft)

Using Dialogue Tags and Punctuation Properly

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17. Interesting posts about writing – w/e July 13th, 2012

Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Market Collapse or Product Collapse? (Mike Kabongo aka onyxhawke)

The Allure (and Danger) of “Free” (Kerry Gans)

Publishing is Not a Three-Legged Race (Beth K. Vogt)

The mysterious connection (Jennifer R. Hubbard aka writerjenn)

How To Grab the Reader’s Brain (Lisa Cron)

"What if They Steal My Idea?"

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18. Interesting posts about writing – w/e July 20th, 2012






Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Authors, Are You Spamming? Stop It! (Rachelle Gardner)

How NOT to Get an Agent (Marie Lamba)

Rejection and Rejectomancy (J. Kathleen Cheney aka j_cheney)

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19. Interesting posts about writing – w/e August 3rd 2012






Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Busted!—Stephanie Kallos Caught Making Things Up (Kathryn Craft)

Patience (Elizabeth Spann Craig)

The Rule of Names (Aliette de Bodard aka aliettedb)

The Future And Balance (Deal Breakers 2012) (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)

Rejectomancy: don’t feed the beast (Patty Jansen)

The Writing Rules Are Just Tools (Rachelle Gardner)

We're Moving From a World of Gatekeepers to a World of Influencers (Nathan Bransford)

The Good Seed V (Donald Maass)

Which is Right for You - Lightning Source, CreateSpace, or Both? (Morgan Mandel)

There is No Elevator to Success. You Have to Take the Stairs (Jody Hedlund)



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20. Interesting posts about writing – w/e August 10th 2012






Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Cues from the Coach: Q and A (Linda Lane)

The Agent Clause (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) [Jon’s Pick of the week]

Promotion is hard. Let's eat donuts. (Seanan McGuire aka seanan_mcguire)

Ebooks Outsell Print! Putting Headlines in Context (Victoria Strauss)

The Writer's Marathon (Elspeth Antonelli)

Adventures in Self-Promotion (Seanan McGuire aka seanan_mcguire)

6 Degrees of Book Trailers: Do You? Would You? Which Ones? (CriminalElement.com)

Warm, But Not Fuzzy (Tex Thompson aka tex_maam)

“As You Know, Bob…” (Michael A. Ventrella)

Literary Agent Scams: Still Around, But On the Wane (Victoria Strauss)

The Publishing Pipeline (Natalie Whipple )


 

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21. Interesting posts about writing – w/e August 17th 2012






Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:


A Tale of Two Royalty Statements (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)

The New World: Publishing: Killing Your Sales One Shot at a Time (Dean Wesley Smith)
By way of Kat Vinson (aka ladysaotome)

Different Strokes (Seanan McGuire aka seanan_mcguire)

Writing Female Characters (Jim C. Hines)

Show Visceral Reactions First (Maryann Miller)

8 Tips for Promoting Your Book Online (Rachelle Gardner)

5 Ways for New Writers to Gain Press Attention (Jakob Drud aka jakobdrud)

The Red Flags of Writing Contests (C. Hope Clark)

What to Tell Agents While on Submission (Mary Kole)

5 Writing Tips from Chelsea Cain (Chelsea Cain)
By way of April Henry (aka aprilhenry)


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22. Interesting posts about writing – w/e August 31st 2012


Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

The Myth of Giving Away 15% Ownership in Your Work (Dean Wesley Smith)

A Warning To All Writers Who Need Help Indie Publishing (Kristin Kathryn Rusch)

10k a day? (Jennifer R. Hubbard aka writerjenn)

How and Why to Join a Writer’s Group (Kat Collins)

The Publishing Process in GIF Form (Nathan Bransford) [Jon’s Pick of the Week]

Kindle Nation Daily Sponsorship:Worth It? (Dina Santorelli)

The Seductive But Deadly Sin That Wants to Kill Your Story (Larry Brooks)

Do Not Love Your Characters (More or Less Than Your Readers) Maggie Stiefvater (aka m_stiefvater)

Vanity, Vanity: Turning The Label Around (Victoria Strauss)

Some Thoughts on Agents and Querying (Lydia Sharp)





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23. Interesting posts about writing – w/e September 7th 2012



Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

3 Tips for Surviving Bad Reviews (Dina Santorelli)

How to Become a Better Writer (Rachelle Gardner)

A Good Offense (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)

On Being Blown Off (Jim C. Hines aka jimhines)

Without Delay (Donald Maass)

Are attempts to self-publicise your novel worth it? (Margaret Hall aka heleninwales)

7 Freelance Writing Scams and How to Fight Them (Patrick Icasas)

Why NOT to Formally Copyright Your Work (Kerry Gans)

Why Self-Published Books Look Self-Published (Joel Friedlander)
by way of Elizabeth Spann Craig

The Square-One Story Killer (Larry Brooks)


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24. Interesting posts about writing – w/e September 14th 2012


Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Gas in the trunk: why your conflict isn’t working (and how to fix it) (Hilary Smith)

Synopsis tip (Carmella Van Vleet)

When are you being selfish? Not when defending your writing! (Juliette Wade)

Writing to a Target Audience (Nancy Fulda aka nancyfulda)

The Biggest Mistake Writers Make and How to Avoid it (R. L. LaFevers) [Jon’s Pick of the week]

Using Personal Issues to Enhance Fiction (Carolyn Kaufman)

Dealing with Burn Out (Lillian Cohen-Moore)

Publication Process: Choices...Long? Short? (J. Kathleen Cheney aka j_cheney)

Beware What You Say! (Stina Lindenblatt)

All about Self-Publishing (Shelli R. Johannes)

The New World of Publishing: What Should Indie Publishers Be Called? (Dean Wesley Smith)


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25. Interesting posts about writing – w/e September 21st 2012

Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

Selling a Book by its Cover (Debbie Harris)

Six Ways to Avoid Becoming a Literary Mimic (J. R. Parsons)

Content is King (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)

The art of the complete rewrite (Jane Lebak)

The Power of Reaction (Mary Kole)

A Love Note (& Battle Strategies) for Author-Speakers (Cynthia Leitich Smith aka
cynleitichsmith)
by way of Jennifer R. Hubbard

8 Tips on How to Write a Literary Submission Cover Letter (Kat Collins)

Verbs of utterance (Jennifer R. Hubbard aka writerjenn)

Why I Go To Writers’ Conferences (Rachelle Gardner)

Time is Your Currency – Spend it Well (Bear Weiter)



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