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

Choosing Images For E-Books and E-Stories (Linda A. B. Davis aka lindaabdavis)

Beaten to Death on the Social Network (Russell Dickerson)

Adventures in Self-Publishing (Brunonia Barry)

Five Things I’ve Learned From Reading Slush (Nayad Monroe)

Four Elements of a Great Book Signing (Corrie Garrett)

Why Should You Read Science Fiction? (James Pailly)

How to Write a Non-Fiction Query Letter (Mary Kole)

Lessons from trunk novels (Jennifer R. Hubbard aka writerjenn)

Productive Arguing (Jane Lebak)

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.

If you found these useful, you may also like
my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2010 and last week’s list.





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writerjenn
Jul. 15th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks for linking!

Russell Dickerson's should be required reading. ;-)
msstacy13
Jul. 15th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
Well, yeah, like I said before,
the point is to stir up interest in one's work,
but simply yelling, "Hey, lookit me!"
isn't going to be very effective.
writerjenn
Jul. 15th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
Right. I think that rather than telling people "buy my book," most of the time we should be showing them why they might want to--by discussing interesting things in a creative way!

It's fine to let people know there's a book and where to buy it, in a measured way. I think our host here, Mr. Gibbs, has a nice balance. I know he has an ebook out called Fur-face, but I never feel like he's hitting me over the head with it.
msstacy13
Jul. 15th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Wait'll it's in paperback.
Hitting us over the head with an ebook
might break his kindle.
:)
writerjenn
Jul. 15th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
Well, you just described a scenario that's begging for a YouTube video, don'tcha think? ;-D
jongibbs
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
lindaabdavis
Jul. 15th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link, Jon! Hope your readers find it helpful even in just a small way.

I always enjoy your Friday links :).
jongibbs
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, Linda :)
karin_gastreich
Jul. 15th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
Hi Jon!

I've been off lj for a little while, but just wanted to let you know again how much I appreciate your weekly lists; it gives me some great posts to work with.

My favorite this week was "Productive Arguing". A great post that I've passed along.

Thanks again!
jongibbs
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Karin :)
bogwitch64
Jul. 15th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, my--Five things I learned from reading slush RESOUNDED! Especially #5. I've read so many submissions that started out with such potential then fell apart. So disappointing.
jongibbs
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
There were some real goodies this week :)
wordsrmylife
Jul. 16th, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
Anything by Mary Kole is must-read for me, and I, too, liked Jennifer Hubbard's trunk-novel post.
jongibbs
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you found them useful :)
pgiunta
Jul. 16th, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
Good stuff again, Jon. I like Brunonia's article and left a comment there. Also enjoyed the 4 Elements of a Booksigning. Definitely helpful.
jongibbs
Jul. 16th, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Phil :)
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