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Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week: 
 
The Rejection Letter of the Future Will Be Silence (And Why This Is A Good Thing) (Nathan Bransford)
 
Manifesto (Maureen Johnson)
by way of Katherine Quimby Johnson (aka wordsrmylife)
 
The Road to The Passage of The Magicians, or Genre Slumming and the Blockbuster Literary Novel (Saladin Ahmed aka saladinahmed) 
 
A Rainbow in the Dark (Elizabeth Inglee-Richards aka bodgei) [Jon’s Pick of the week] 
 
The Future of E-Readers Is Brighter Than We Knew (Marion Maneker)
by way of
Mary Welk 
 
The Danger of Being a Slush Reader in the Horror Genre (Jennifer Brozek aka jennifer_brozek)

[Kelly Fineman (aka kellyrfineman) is hosting a Brush up Your Shakespeare Month over on her, always interesting, blog]
 
On Instinct (Lisa Schroeder aka lisa_schroeder)
 
Will Literary Agents Really Read Your Query Letter? (Suzannah)
by way of Nephele Tempest (aka nephele)
 
They believe…is it enough? (Tracy Dickens aka tracy_d74)
 
Levels of craft (Nephele Tempest aka nephele)
 
[Contains a great list of commonly misspelled words] (Shalanna Collins aka shalanna)


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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clarionj
Jun. 11th, 2010 10:10 am (UTC)
What's changing is that the funnel is in the process of inverting - from a top down publishing process to one that's bottom up. from Nathan Bransford's piece ... this seems like a very important shift, and as he notes, we might have more books published but with smaller reader bases, niches, word-of-mouth marketing. Interesting.

I'm longing to visit the Shakespeare blog, but don't know if I can dedicate the time. Sounds very interesting, and fun. Thanks for linking all these, as always. I was happy to hear words on trusting a writer's instinct, and always love browsing the commonly misspelled words lists that are out there. Those double letter choices still confuse me, no matter how often I look them up!
jongibbs
Jun. 11th, 2010 11:15 am (UTC)
'Those double letter choices still confuse me'

Me to...er, too ;)
mnfaure
Jun. 11th, 2010 10:17 am (UTC)
I really liked Maureen Johnson's Manifesto!
jongibbs
Jun. 11th, 2010 11:14 am (UTC)
Me too! It was a tough call between that one and Elizabth's for 'Pick of the week'.
msstacy13
Jun. 11th, 2010 11:09 am (UTC)
I'm probably just exuding the venom of a jealous rage,
what with you not being down in the millionths with me,
but I don't think you need these commas--
over on her, always interesting, blog
:)
jongibbs
Jun. 11th, 2010 11:14 am (UTC)
:P
kmarkhoover
Jun. 11th, 2010 11:48 am (UTC)
The link about query letters had great advice, thank you! :)
jongibbs
Jun. 11th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, Mark :)
coneycat
Jun. 11th, 2010 12:05 pm (UTC)
I love that Manifesto and the whole surrounding post. Thanks!
jongibbs
Jun. 12th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
Thanks, Shelley :)
lisa_schroeder
Jun. 11th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the shout out. I really enjoy your round-up. I can't always visit every one, but it's nice to have a list of good ones to scan and check out the one or two I have time for.
jongibbs
Jun. 12th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)
My pleasure, Lisa. It was a great post :)
authorwithin
Jun. 11th, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the links (as always). I had missed some of those. I'll go check them out now. =)
jongibbs
Jun. 12th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
You're welcome, Joan :)
ex_camillea
Jun. 11th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
As always, some very interesting stuff in there. Thanks for the roundup.
jongibbs
Jun. 12th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
Thanks for dropping by to read them :)
karen_w_newton
Jun. 11th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for listing Nathan's HuffPo piece! I had not seen that, and it has some good info.
jongibbs
Jun. 12th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
It did indeed :)
bogwitch64
Jun. 11th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
Manifesto is hilarious! Lots of really great posts in here today. Thanks Jon! It became my, "waiting for dinner to cook" reading instead of lunchtime reading.
jongibbs
Jun. 12th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
Manifesto is great. I've subscribed to Maureen's blog.
wordsrmylife
Jun. 11th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Nathan Bransford's post was excellent--Thank you soooo much for that link.

(I am, of course, pleased to see one of my own links given recognition, she says, modestly averting her eyes.)
jongibbs
Jun. 12th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
That was a great link. Thanks for sharing it, Katherine :)
xjenavivex
Jun. 11th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
thank you
jongibbs
Jun. 12th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
My pleasure, M.G. :)
isleburroughs
Jun. 12th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
I've only read the first link and loved it. Very informative. Thanks again Jon for all the great sites. I look forward to reading them.
jongibbs
Jun. 12th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
You're welcome :)
baggyk
Jun. 12th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Great list as usual. Thank you.
jongibbs
Jun. 12th, 2010 05:15 am (UTC)
My plesure, Kate :)
tracy_d74
Jun. 12th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Great list. Nathan's was great. Maureen is geat . . . she subed for John Green's vlog when he was on paternity leave. . . funny! The misspelled words was great. Oh and I love Shakespeare. Well . . . you get the idea. You did great. You always do.

Thanks for the nod. :)
jongibbs
Jun. 13th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
Lol, thanks, Tracy :)
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