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

Creatively Pitching Your Project (Rachelle Gardner)

7 Secrets to Loving Book Promotion (Even If You're an Introvert) (Elizabeth Spann Craig)

Reviews - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Maryann Miller)

If You Give a Character a Lie (Beth Vog)
By way of Kat Vinson (aka ladysaotome)

How to be found on the Internet (Carrie Cuinn)

Barnes & Noble to Discontinue Nook Tablet Business, Continue with E-Readers

Want to Read More? Think About Audiobooks (Samuel Montgomery-Blinn)

Why Authors Should Help Other Authors (Catherine McKenzie)

Are You the One-Out-of-Ten? (Larry brooks)

8 Tips For Writing and Selling Articles to Magazines, Websites, and More (Chuck Sambuchino)
 

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.

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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queenoftheskies
Jun. 28th, 2013 04:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the links!
jongibbs
Jun. 30th, 2013 09:14 am (UTC)
My pleasure, Janice :)
writerjenn
Jun. 28th, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
I second the advice in "How to be Found ..." It's so frustrating when I try to find an author on the internet and they don't have a way to contact them, or their webpage is so outdated it doesn't list their two most recent books, etc. Why make it harder for people who are actively trying to find out what your latest book is, or how to invite you to an event?
jongibbs
Jun. 30th, 2013 09:15 am (UTC)
Lol, true, but do we really need the competition? ;)
ladysaotome
Jun. 30th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
We recently discovered audiobooks for my husband. He has a 35 minute commute twice a day and gets very bored. So I suggested audiobooks & he's really enjoying them. He's never been a big reader but has always been curious about various books (like wanting to know the original stories behind The Hobbit & LOTR, etc.). Now he gets to enjoy the full story and not depend on my faulty memory to recap everything. (A blessing for me, too! lol)

Personally, I'm a visual learner so I have a hard time focusing with audio books. But it makes me happy that we can both read through separate mediums & chat about the stories together.

I also liked the Internet article. The one thing it didn't really mention is I think it is important for author's to make sure their site isn't too dated. Not the material - the graphics. I've been to sites with a tiled background, blinking gifs, midi music playing and it just screams 90s.
jongibbs
Jun. 30th, 2013 09:17 am (UTC)
These days, I get through at least as many audio books as I do print ones, but I find them very hard to listen to unless I'm doing something else eg: driving, ironing etc.
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