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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?" (Jan Fields)
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y way of April Henry (aka aprilhenry)

Publication Process: Submitting (J. Kathleen Cheney aka j_cheney)

"Is This Meaningful Dialogue?" She Asked. (Sarah LaPolla)

Are We Stripping Modern Books Bare? (Nathan Bransford)

The Weirdness of Writing Under Deadline (Anna Stanizewski aka annastan)

What do you tell young writers? (Ken Schneyer aka ken_schneyer)



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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queenoftheskies
Jul. 13th, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
I loved How to Grab the Reader's Brain. So much that I'm going to go out and buy her book this weekend!
jongibbs
Jul. 13th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear it, Janice :)
LisaCron
Jul. 13th, 2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Janice, you made my day -- hope you like the book, and thanks, Jon, for including me here! Here's to the power of story!
jongibbs
Jul. 13th, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
No problem, Lisa. It was a great post :)
queenoftheskies
Jul. 15th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
I picked it up today and had a chance to read a bit this morning. So far, my opinion is...AWESOME!

I see that you teach a class by the same title at UCLA Extension. I'd love to take it at some point...when I'm not spending all my funds on college for my kids. :)
clarionj
Jul. 13th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
I'm finally getting to read some of these!!!! :D
jongibbs
Jul. 13th, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
writerjenn
Jul. 13th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the shout-out! I enjoyed these and found Ken Schneyer's--including the comment thread there--quite interesting.
jongibbs
Jul. 13th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, Jenn :)
thegoosesquill.wordpress.com
Jul. 14th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link! I liked Writing is Not a Three-Legged Race. It is so hard sometimes to not compare your journey to someone else's. And notice how we never compare ourselves favorably? We always pick someone who has what we want, and forget to compare ourselves to someone who isn't yet where we are. The best way to compare is to look at YOURSELF even a year ago, and see how far you've come.
jongibbs
Jul. 14th, 2012 08:16 am (UTC)
'The best way to compare is to look at YOURSELF even a year ago, and see how far you've come,/i>'

Preferably with one eye on the old funometer at all times, right, Kerry? :)
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