November 18th, 2011

Interesting posts about writing – w/e November 18th 2011

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

9 Pieces of Bad Writing Advice it’s Best to Ignore (Anne R. Allen)

Spamming and the Beginning Author (Norman W. Wilson)

How Traditional Publishers are making Money (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)

Do Fiction Writers Need Platform? (Mary Kole)

5 Things to Know About Publicity Before You’re Published (Crystal Patriarche)

Two Rules for Successful Writers (Robert Lee Brewer)

Only in Novels Ten (Lynn Viehl)

Thoughts on Convention Panels (Jim C. Hines aka jimhines)

Introducing Writer Beware’s Small Presses Page
by way of Victoria Strauss

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.

A Carnival of Authors

If you're anywhere near Worcester, MA tomorrow (Saturday, Nov 19th), come to Annie's Book Stop of Worcester, for


Jon Gibbs; Terri-Lynne DeFino (aka bogwitch64); Greg Fishbone; Ellen Meeropol; Fran Grote; Gavin Grant & Kelly Link

I'd describe this as a cross between a mini-writing conference and a talent show.
We've prepared a rolling program of 10-minute workshops by individual presenters, followed by 5-minute Q&As. Once everyone's had their turn at the mike, we'll have a bit of a break for coffee and a chinwag before starting again on different writerly subjects.

The address is: Annie's Book Stop of Worcester, 65 James Street, Worcester, MA 01603. We start at noon, finish at 5pm.

If you'd like to come along, we'd love to see you there.