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

What Makes a Book “Real”? (Natalie Whipple)

Five Openings to Avoid (Nathan Bransford)

E-Books: Weighing the possibilities (Rhonda Eudaly aka reudaly)

Michael Swanwick’s Modest Proposal for Authors (Katherine Quimby Johnson aka wordsrmylife)

Editors make a difference (April Henry aka aprilhenry)

Listen to Your Gut (Stina Lindenblatt)

To Prologue or Not To Prologue (Christine Norris)

Five thoughts about writer publicity (Patty Jansen)

Why is Publishing So Slow? (Rachelle Gardner)

Can you begin with dialogue? (Juliette Wade)


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.

If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2010 and last week’s list.




  

 




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msstacy13
Jun. 24th, 2011 10:57 am (UTC)
I had expected Nathan Bransford's to be five things
a prospective agent should never hear you say first.
Like, terrible opening remarks when contacting an agent.

It was interesting, all the same.
jongibbs
Jun. 24th, 2011 11:13 am (UTC)
I wondered why he didn't include 'Pull my finger' :)
msstacy13
Jun. 24th, 2011 11:24 am (UTC)
Hmmm...
that would be a great opening line...

Seriously, Vladimir Voinovich used that
"Pull my finger" gag in a prison scene in one of his novels...
sarafawkes
Jun. 24th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
Ooh, good list of postings! Thanks for sharing. :)
jongibbs
Jun. 24th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, Selena :)
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jongibbs
Jun. 25th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
Patty (mikandra here on LJ) writes some great posts :)
mikandra
Jun. 26th, 2011 05:06 am (UTC)
thanks for the heads up, John. I only saw this just now (Sunday night)
jongibbs
Jun. 26th, 2011 06:09 am (UTC)
My pleasure, Patty :)
wordsrmylife
Jun. 24th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Wow! It is so flattering to be included in your list. :-} My favorite posts were Nathan Branford's, although I'm not sure I agree that all five are not viable options, and April Henry's, with which I agree 100 percent.
jongibbs
Jun. 25th, 2011 06:19 am (UTC)
My pleasure, Katherine :)

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