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Interesting Blog Posts From the Last Week

I enjoy reading blog posts about writing, writers, and the publishing industry as a whole .  Many are full of insightful ideas/comments.  I picked some out from among the hundreds I read during the last week.  The links below are to ones I found particularly interesting, or made me lol, out loud.   

 

 

 

Death to All Line-Editing: Maggie's Epic Critiquing/ Editing Post  (m_stiefvater) 

http://m-stiefvater.livejournal.com/108509.html

 

The Future of Kindle (arcaedia)

http://arcaedia.livejournal.com/200640.html

 

The Question at Hand: YA vs MG (eclectic_writer)

http://eclectic-writer.livejournal.com/149322.html

 

Writers Should not Blog About Writing (the_flea_king)

http://the-flea-king.livejournal.com/593707.html

 

Publisher Reaches out to Authors (april_henry)

http://aprilhenry.livejournal.com/535948.html

 

George R.R.Martin is not your bitch, but I might be.(seanan_mcguire)

http://seanan-mcguire.livejournal.com/112079.html

 

Entitlement Issues - aka George R. R. Martin is not Your Bitch (Neil Gaiman)

This was posted on May 12th, but I only read it this week.

http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2009/05/entitlement-issues.html

 

Letting go [of manuscripts that won’t sell] (genreality)

http://www.genreality.net/letting-go

 

Looking for Clues (Nalo Hopkinson) - referred by coyotegoth

http://nalohopkinson.com/2009/18/05/looking_for_clues.html

 

5 Rejection Horror Stories (the_flea_king)

http://the-flea-king.livejournal.com/592390.html

 

On Gender, Confusion of (ilona_andrews)

http://ilona-andrews.livejournal.com/302851.html

 

How to Write a Great First Draft (by L. J. Sellers)

http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-write-great-first-draft.html

 

What’s the Perfect Blurb? (peadarog)

http://peadarog.livejournal.com/53850.html

 

Friday Five – The ‘Signs’ edition (brian_ohio)

http://brian-ohio.livejournal.com/167473.html

 

Lean and Mean Writing (by L. J. Sellers)

http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2009/05/lean-and-mean-writing.html

 

You Can’t Catch a Fish Without a Hook (a_r_williams)

http://a-r-williams.livejournal.com/33856.html

 

I hope you find some of these interesting and/or useful. If you do, please let me know. I plan to produce a similar list on a weekly basis. 



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jl_johnson
May. 22nd, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
I think your list is a wonderful idea. I want to know as much as possible about this business, but I either don't have the time to read everone's blogs, or can't find them. Your list really helps me out. :)
jongibbs
May. 22nd, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it :)

Edited at 2009-05-22 03:53 pm (UTC)
brian_ohio
May. 22nd, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the list! A few of those aren't on my friend's list so I didn't see them. Some I missed altogether.
jongibbs
May. 22nd, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
So many blog posts, so little time ;)
mmerriam
May. 22nd, 2009 01:07 pm (UTC)
An excellent list! Thanks for posting it.
peadarog
May. 22nd, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
Agreed.
jongibbs
May. 22nd, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you kindly :)
queencallipygos
May. 22nd, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
Something just struck me --

...If others followed the_flea_king's advice about not blogging about writing, would any of those other posts exist?

(I'm teasing. I get what he's saying, but now and then writing about the minutia of your life, whatever kind of life that is, can be fascinating to others.)
jongibbs
May. 22nd, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
lol, I don't think he means that we shouldn't ever blog about writing, just not the WIP updates, rejections etc. I have to say, I can't see the harm in them myself.
namelessarchon
May. 22nd, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
Some of these were pretty awesome, thanks Jon
jongibbs
May. 22nd, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
Any one in particular catch your eye?
a_r_williams
May. 22nd, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Excellent list. Thanks for posting and I'm interested in seeing what you come up with in the coming weeks.

Haven't checked out all of them, but I particularly liked:

--On Gender, Confusion of: Ilona always does a remarkable job with these types of posts. I eagerly eat them all up.

--Entitlement issues: I read this earlier. I agree with some of the things he says--but not all.

--How to Write a Great First Draft: Very good advice! Thanks.

--Looking for Clues: Very touching and thought provoking post. Nice.

Oh, and thanks for including me.
jongibbs
May. 22nd, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, Aaron. You post some insightful stuff :)
karen_w_newton
May. 23rd, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Neat idea! And I love the name of your blog!
jongibbs
May. 23rd, 2009 09:43 am (UTC)
Thank you. I was going to write a song about it, but that Sting bloke had already done something similar.
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