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


Five Obvious (But Important) Writing Tips For All Writers (Ann Charles)

A Time to Kill…Your Novel (Marcus Brotherton)

What Sir Terry [Pratchett] Said (incandragon)

What NOT to say in a query (Rachelle Gardner)

A Three-Step Guide to Getting out of The Slush Pile (Nancy Fulda aka nancyfulda)

What sells Middle Grade books? (R. L. LaFevers)


Publishing, self-publishing and scams (Nyki Blatchley)
by way of Jakob Drud aka (jakobdrud)


On Group Blogging (Elizabeth Spann Craig)

Coming Soon to Your Library: Kindles to go? (Jeremy Olshan)
by way of
Mary Kennedy



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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snapes_angel
Oct. 14th, 2011 11:53 am (UTC)
"A Time to Kill…Your Novel"

So many levels of win, in that post title.
jongibbs
Oct. 14th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
The content was pretty good too ;)
snapes_angel
Oct. 14th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
I can well imagine.
mongrelheart
Oct. 14th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Great roundup, Jon! As always :) I especially liked "What Not To Say In A Query".
jongibbs
Oct. 14th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kammy. I'm glad you found them useful :)
writerjenn
Oct. 15th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
Robin's and Elizabeth's especially spoke to me (not that I write MG--but there was a lot of good advice there!)
jongibbs
Oct. 15th, 2011 10:27 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jenn. I'm looking forward to meeting you this morning. Two NJAN events in one day. Should be fun :)
rymrytr
Oct. 15th, 2011 09:20 am (UTC)


What's not to love anything about Sir Terry!?!

His mention of Granny Weatherwax made me nostalgic. I listened to Maskerade and many others, on Audio!

Love the common, everyday honesty of Nanny Ogg's lifestyle and as for Granny Weatherwax, she tries to make you think she's an old bear's offspring, but deep down, she's as good as your old Gran or my Granma would ever want to be!


jongibbs
Oct. 15th, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
Lol, I don't think my old gran cared too much about being good, just so long as she was feared and obeyed :)
rymrytr
Oct. 16th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
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That's the impression that Granny Weatherwax tries to give, but if you read/listen to all the books with her in them, you'll see that Terry shows her as a sensitive old lady who doesn't want anyone to know! :o)

My Granma was like that too. Raised 9 kids and demanded obedience from all... yet, she took care of the babies, her's or not. She loved me when I was a baby with an unwed Mom and even when I was 12, she was slipping me special goodies. When she made pies, she always took the left over crust, sprinkled sugar and cinnamon on it. Baked it and gave it to the little kids, but there was always something for her Buddy (my family nickname) no matter how old I got. She died when I was 13 and I still think of her often!
authorwithin
Oct. 15th, 2011 04:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the links! =)
jongibbs
Oct. 16th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, Joan :)
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