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

6 Tricks for Writing Eye-Catching Headlines Your Editor Will Love (John William Dye)
www.thewritelife.com/writing-headlines-your-editor-will-love/

Why Query Letters Matter to Self-Published Authors, Too (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2015/07/why-query-letters-matter-to-self.html

Hope for Independent Bookstores (Mary Keeley)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/hope-for-independent-bookstores/

Ask a Literary Agent: What Do You Look for in a Query Letter? (Lauren Sharp)
www.thewritelife.com/ask-a-literary-agent-query-letter/

How Publishers Make Decisions About What to Publish: The Book P&L (Jane Friedman)
www.janefriedman.com/2015/07/08/book-pl/

Eleven Tips For A Successful Book Signing (Rob Hart)
https://litreactor.com/columns/eleven-tips-for-a-successful-book-signing

What Amazon Knows (Karen Wester Newton)
http://carmenspage.blogspot.com/2015/07/what-amazon-knows.html

Openings: Intrigue Versus Engagement (Donald Maass)
http://writerunboxed.com/2015/07/01/openings-intrigue-versus-engagement/

Why "Start With the Action" Messes Up So Many Writers (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2015/07/why-start-with-action-messes-up-so-many.html

5 On: Nathan Bransford (Chris Jane)
www.janefriedman.com/2015/07/01/5-on-nathan-bransford/

Online Is IRL (Chuck Wendig)
www.terribleminds.com/ramble/2015/06/29/online-is-irl/

Summer Tips: What’s a Writer to Do? (Michelle Ule)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/summer-tips-whats-a-writer-to-do/


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2014, 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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jongibbs
Jul. 11th, 2015 07:56 am (UTC)
There's a lot of bullying and spiteful behavior online.

I think a sizable portion of it is carried out by people who wouldn't dream of acting that way to the victim's face, not because of fear, but because they're decent people who instinctively know they shouldn't. I don't know why their moral compass goes haywire when using the net, but it makes me sad.
space_road
Jul. 11th, 2015 07:54 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Useful and very interesting as usual.

I've collected a large collection (smile with joy)of useful materials. The point is to carry out all my dreams and plans. :)
jongibbs
Jul. 11th, 2015 07:57 am (UTC)
Sounds like a plan to me. I wish you success with it :)
peadarog
Jul. 11th, 2015 05:21 pm (UTC)
Some great ones here this week, Jon! I don't always comment, but I often check them out. Very glad I did.
jongibbs
Jul. 12th, 2015 10:37 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it, Peadar :)
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