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

 

Thick Skin (Jennifer R. Hubbard aka writerjenn)
 
Writers and social media (Jodi Meadows aka jmeadows)
 
The Importance of Self-Editing (Victoria Strauss)
 
Five Self-defeating Recession Behaviors (Kathryn Craft)
 
In Praise of Reading Slush (Nathan Bransford)
 
Has the camel’s nose entered the ebook tent? (Karen W. Newton aka karen_w_newton)
 
Don’t Take Yourself Out of the Game (Diana Peterfreund)
by way of Saundra Mitchell (aka anywherebeyond)
 
Publish America: Now With 67% More Poodoo! (Jim Hines aka jimhines)
 
Self marketing might be the most important kind (Seth Godin)
 
7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Writing Group (Chuck Sambuchino)
 

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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asakiyume
Jul. 23rd, 2010 09:20 am (UTC)
Jodi's post was excellent, real food for thought. I found the one on starting a writing group interesting as well. Pragmatism and a clear vision of your goals is always so important.
jongibbs
Jul. 23rd, 2010 10:47 am (UTC)
I'm glad you found them useful :)
meredith_wood
Jul. 23rd, 2010 10:23 am (UTC)
I love your Friday posts. :-)
jongibbs
Jul. 23rd, 2010 10:47 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
kmarkhoover
Jul. 23rd, 2010 11:32 am (UTC)
Karen Newton's essay was especially good coupled with Brandford's.

I don't think the camel's nose is under the tent, I think the whole camel is here, haha. Ebooks are here to stay. Publishers had better learn to cope.

I just hope writers don't lose in the process.
jongibbs
Jul. 23rd, 2010 11:35 am (UTC)
One things for sure, we're living in interesting times. Any plans to rerelease Fevreblau as an ebook?
kmarkhoover
Jul. 23rd, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
I would like to but those decisions are out of my hands. The novel probably didn't sell well enough to warrant re-release anyway.
jongibbs
Jul. 23rd, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
A pity. I think one of digital publishing's biggest pluses is the ability to republish back catalogue at low risk/cost.
bogwitch64
Jul. 23rd, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
"Because if you can give up your writing, you were never really into it anyway."
(defeating behaviors)

True, true, true!

As always, m'dear. Thanks!
jongibbs
Jul. 23rd, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, Terri :)
ysabetwordsmith
Jul. 23rd, 2010 03:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
I find these posts very useful. These are my favorites this time, which I linked on my LJ:
http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/1279259.html
jongibbs
Jul. 23rd, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you!
Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth :)
ysabetwordsmith
Jul. 23rd, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Thank you!
I've started watching for these writing-link posts of yours. When I see one, I usually sort through and pick one or more favorites to echo. With a lot of writers/readers in my audience it's a good bet people will like that kind of stuff.
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jongibbs
Jul. 24th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
My pleasure, Jenn :)
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