June 10th, 2011

Interesting posts about writing – w/e June 10th 2011

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

"Foot Assignments" - how idioms and metaphors bring your world to life (Juliette Wade)

Beware these Writing Pests (Elspeth Antonelli)

Rejection Is NOT Personal (Nathan Bransford) [Jon’s Pick of the Week]

Write a Break-in Novel (Rachelle Gardner)

What to Expect When you’re Submitting (Natalie Whipple)
by way of amy34

Triangles of Love (Sarah LaPolla)

How Long Should You Wait to Write a Sequel? (Elizabeth Spann Craig)

Busted! Storytellers caught giving characters a leg-up (Kathryn Craft)

How do you find the time to write? (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.

Calling all YA/Middle Grade/children's writers in New Jersey

As part of my promotional campaign for the paperback version of Fur-Face (due out in October - I'm still smiling about that), I'm looking to set up some multi-author events with a YA/Middle Grade/children's theme.

If you write in any of those genres and would be interested in taking part in one or more multi-author panel/Q&As (in libraries in and around central New Jersey), please let me know, either in a comment below or via direct email: jon@acatofninetales.com.

I'd like to run the things along the same lines as NJAN (New Jersey Authors' Network) events, but I'm open to any other suggestions/ideas you might have.

Whatever your genre, if you're a New Jersey-based author, I encourage you to check out NJAN. Finding/arranging events at which you can sell your work isn't always easy. There's a big advantage in numbers.