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Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:
 
PW Select: Opportunity or Exploitation? (Victoria Strauss)
 
Slush Behind the Scenes (Mary Kole) 
 
Why Your Reader Won’t If you Say I See (James Van Pelt aka jimvanpelt) [Jon’s ‘Pick of the week’] 
 
Finding Your Audience (Susan Schreyer)
 
[
The services publishers provide] (Nathan Bransford) 
 
The Nose Knows (Maryann Miller)
 
What I’ve Learned From Critique Groups (Nancy Fulda aka nancyfulda)
 
7 Things I’ve Learned So Far (Hollis Gillespie)
 
Growing into it (Catherine Schaff-Stump aka cathschaffstump)
 
Seven Steps to Starting a Novel (Maggie Stiefvater aka m_stiefvater)
 
Throwing away books (Karen W. Newton aka karen_w_newton)
 
A Tasting Menu of Fiction: Flash Fiction (Jaym Gates)
 
 

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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peadarog
Aug. 27th, 2010 10:19 am (UTC)
I found the JVP exercise particularly excellent. Must try it.
jongibbs
Aug. 27th, 2010 10:25 am (UTC)
Me too. It's one of those things which seems so obvious, you wonder why you haven't always been doing it :)
peadarog
Aug. 27th, 2010 10:34 am (UTC)
I see what you're saying.
jongibbs
Aug. 27th, 2010 12:51 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
bogwitch64
Aug. 27th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
A fine list of blog entries to spend my lunchtime with. Now, back to editing!

Thanks, Jon!
jongibbs
Aug. 27th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, Terri :)
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jongibbs
Aug. 27th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
I thought so too :)
tracy_d74
Aug. 27th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
nicely done. i really liked van pelt and pulda. both were very, 'no duh," but i find that i had never considered the info.
jongibbs
Aug. 28th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean :)
flyslip
Aug. 29th, 2010 08:17 am (UTC)
Good to have these. Late at night here, so I won't click now... but thanks for posting. (And maybe even most will be useful for those of us in the Antipodes? Heh, I can but hope.)

Cheers!!
jongibbs
Aug. 29th, 2010 10:02 am (UTC)
You're welcome :)
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