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


Your Relationship With Writing & Publishing  (Natalie Whipple)
betweenfactandfiction.blogspot.com/2013/07/your-relationship-with-writing.html

How to Write a Novel Readers Won't Put Down (James Scott Bell)
killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2013/07/how-to-write-novel-readers-wont-put-down.html#.UekH0G1h56a

Is Your Story Catchy?  (Lydia Sharp)
lydiasharp.blogspot.com/2013/07/is-your-story-catchy.html

Know What You’re Getting When You Have an “Editor” (Carrie Cuinn)
carriecuinn.com/2013/04/22/editing-tips-2/

Blame the Writer ( Kristine Kathryn Rusch) [Jon’s ‘Pick of the Week’]
kriswrites.com/2013/07/17/the-business-rusch-blame-the-writer/

Let Your Agent Be the Bad Guy (Rachelle Gardner)
www.booksandsuch.biz/blog/let-your-agent-be-the-bad-guy/

Mailing Lists (Nancy Cohen)
killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2013/07/mailing-lists.html#.UekOWW1h56Y

Social Networking: Snubbing a Potential Fan? (Stina Lindenbatt)
querytracker.blogspot.com/2013/07/social-networking-snubbing-potential-fan.html

Is It Fair Use? 7 Questions to Ask Before Using Copyrighted Material (Bradlee Frazer) [Jon’s other ‘Pick of the Week’]
janefriedman.com/2013/07/15/the-fair-use-doctrine/

Writerisms Ten  (Lynn Viehl)
pbackwriter.blogspot.com/2013/07/writerisms-ten.html

3 Ways to Fill an Empty Bio (Lydia Sharp)
lydiasharp.blogspot.com/2013/07/3-ways-to-fill-empty-bio.html

Twitter: A Dangerous Sense of Entitlement (Annie Neugebauer)
writerunboxed.com/2013/07/13/twitter-a-dangerous-sense-of-entitlement/

How (Not) to Talk to an Author #4 (J. Kathleen Cheney aka j_cheney)
j-cheney.livejournal.com/581002.html


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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msstacy13
Jul. 19th, 2013 03:42 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping that if Disney sues me,
the publicity with be worth the trouble...
jongibbs
Jul. 20th, 2013 09:51 am (UTC)
Lol, a cunning plan :)
msstacy13
Jul. 20th, 2013 11:28 am (UTC)
Nobody's buying my book anyway,
and they're certainly not going to buy it
just to get the lyrics to "The Fuehrer's Face"
but if Disney complains,
I'll probably have to do a revised edition,
leaving out the scene with the song,
although I'd be willing to give then five cents for each copy sold,
and anyone who reads my book is more likely to buy a CD or DVD
containing the song, so Disney will be making more money than I will.

I shouldn't say nobody;
so far, I've sold one copy in the US and another in the UK,
which was a first for me,
so I suppose I'm literally
that much closer to the Nobel Prize...
:)
msstacy13
Jul. 20th, 2013 12:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I should add
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!

A key to my belief/contention that having my characters
sing the entire song falls under fair use
is predicated on two points
  1. This is an historical novel.
  2. The song is from the period.
Obviously, these points would not apply if you had Snowy singing Jackson Browne's "I'm the Cat".
kellyrfineman
Jul. 20th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
I especially liked the Fair Use one, which was brilliant. And I passed it along to a professor friend who asked me a fair use question quite recently. So it was a WIN!
jongibbs
Jul. 20th, 2013 09:52 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it, Kelly. Lately, I count it a win if the bloomin' links work properly ;)
writerjenn
Jul. 20th, 2013 12:20 am (UTC)
Good choices; I had already made note of Annie N.'s and Natalie W.'s.
jongibbs
Jul. 20th, 2013 09:53 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jenn :)

sallymn
Jul. 20th, 2013 02:37 am (UTC)
That Writerisms one - and the line "Generally I don't use as many ellipses as you've suggested in my stories.: reminded me of the time someone mentioned my "expressionist punctuation"... I do try in my edit to reduce the splatter these days :)
jongibbs
Jul. 20th, 2013 09:55 am (UTC)
Lol, I suppose it's like preparing three-course meals for a large family. The end result is a treat for the eyes when it's all laid out on the dining table, but you really don't want to look in the kitchen :)
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