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

The old man and the sea (Marcel Schindler) [Jon’s Pick of the  Week]
by way of Lynn Viehl

Would you pay $4,000 to see your book published? (April Henry aka aprilhenry)

Survey Gets a Read on e-Readers (Jeff Widmer)

Balancing Story and Prose (Katie Ganshert)

Why Small Publishers Fail (Cathy Clamp)

Little Fixes to Improve Your Book (Maryann Miller)

Buy My Book (Jim C. Hines aka jimhines)

Tackling Revisions (Robin Reul)

Query No-Nos (Lynn Viehl)

PublishAmerica, Literary Agent: An Inside Look (Victoria Strauss)

What’s the greater fear for publishers? Amazon or piracy? (Mike Shatzkin)
by way of Karen W. Newton (aka karen_w_newton)


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 2011, and last week’s list.



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mtlawson
Apr. 6th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
I haven't mentioned this lately, Jon, but I appreciate the work that you do accumulating these weekly posts.
jongibbs
Apr. 6th, 2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, Mike. I'm glad you find them helpful :)
karen_w_newton
Apr. 6th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
ditto! I have read some really interesting posts from Jon's list.
jongibbs
Apr. 7th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
Thanks, Karen :)
queenoftheskies
Apr. 6th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
As always, great links! Thank you.

I particularly liked the revision link.
jongibbs
Apr. 7th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
Thanks, Janice. I liked that one too :)
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jongibbs
Apr. 7th, 2012 10:58 am (UTC)
As self-publishing becomes more attractive, scammers will get better at hiding their true intent, but sadly, they'll always be around to take advantage of folks :(
Walter Giersbach
Apr. 9th, 2012 04:00 pm (UTC)
Redirection over to Writing Blogs
Jon, again, thanks for compiling these examples of commentary. They're personally valuable to me and, often, I redirect our Writers' Cicle (Ocean Co. Library) members over to the sites.
--Keep up the good work!
Walt Giersbach
jongibbs
Apr. 9th, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Redirection over to Writing Blogs
Thanks for reading, Walt :)
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