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

Take the Money and Run: Kerry Jacobson, "Book Publicist" (Victoria Strauss)
http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2014/04/take-money-and-run-kerry-jacobson-book.html

The Art of Creating Memorable Villains Whatever Your Genre (Lisa Alber)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/04/16/the-art-of-creating-memorable-villains-whatever-your-genre/

What FROZEN Teaches Us About Storytelling & Publishing (Stina Lindenblatt)
http://querytracker.blogspot.com/2014/04/what-frozen-teaches-us-about.html

12 Keys to Connecting with Readers (Rachelle Gardner)
http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/connecting-with-readers/

How To Break Up With Your First Draft (Christine J. Schmidt)
http://litreactor.com/columns/how-to-break-up-with-your-first-draft

I Hate Nice (Mary Kole)
http://kidlit.com/2014/04/14/i-hate-nice/

Eight Steps to an Agent, a Publisher, and a Two-Book Deal (Donna Galanti)
http://writershelpingwriters.net/2014/04/eight-steps-agent-publisher-two-book-deal/

A ‘Logic Model’ for Author Success (Sharon Bially)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/04/14/a-logic-model-for-author-success/

How to Think Like a Businessperson–Even If You Don’t Want to (Janet Kobobel Grant)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/think-like-businessperson-even-dont-want/

The Ten Worst Pieces of Writing Advice You Will Ever Hear (and Probably Already Have) (Susan DeFreitas)
http://litreactor.com/columns/the-ten-worst-pieces-of-writing-advice-you-will-ever-hear-and-probably-already-have

The Complete Guide to Query Letters That Get Manuscript Requests (Jane Friedman)
http://janefriedman.com/2014/04/11/query-letters/


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2013, 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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black_faery
Apr. 18th, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
10 worst pieces of writing advice...loved it! :-)
sallymn
Apr. 19th, 2014 08:57 am (UTC)
That was the one I really liked too - especially being told adverbs and adjectives are not Evil (I cannot live without adjectives, truly...)
black_faery
Apr. 19th, 2014 09:00 am (UTC)
I know! Thing is, I figure all the words in the English language are there for a reason, and it seems silly to discard a whole chunk of them just 'because'. I agree that 'He said, sullenly', or 'She hissed, angrily' are bad writing, but there is a time and place for them.
jongibbs
Apr. 20th, 2014 12:50 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed this week's batch :)
sallymn
Apr. 21st, 2014 06:41 am (UTC)
Too many of my favourite writers like them too for me to give them up...
sallymn
Apr. 21st, 2014 06:42 am (UTC)
By the way, your flist might be interested in the Soundcloud recording of Alexander McCall Smith's recent talk in Sydney -? I just burbled about it.
jongibbs
Apr. 21st, 2014 10:27 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing, Sally :)
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