December 30th, 2011

Interesting blog posts about writing - Jon's pick of 2011



I’ve had the good fortune to read thousands of excellent writing-related blog posts throughout the last year. Here are my personal favorites from 2011:


JANUARY
The Biggest Mistakes Writers Make When Querying Literary Agents (J. M. Tohline)

FEBRUARY
How to Get Published (Rachelle Gardner)

MARCH
The Pros and Cons of First-Person Viewpoint (Helen Ginger)

APRIL
Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Rewrite That Scene (The Intern)

MAY
Do you tell people you write? (Teralyn Rose Pilgrim)

JUNE
Rejection Is NOT Personal (Nathan Bransford)

JULY
Five Reasons Your Critique Partner May Be Toxic (Adrienne Giordano)

AUGUST
Five More Mistakes That Will Expose You As A Rookie (Larry Brooks)

SEPTEMBER
Don’t be a Jerk (Rhonda Eudaly)

OCTOBER
Social Networking Abuse (Mary Kole)

NOVEMBER
Whither the Midlist Publisher (Rachel Deahl)

DECEMBER
Easy is for Other People (Seanan McGuire aka seanan_mcguire)

 

I look forward to reading many more excellent posts in 2012

How about you?

What were your favorite blog posts of 2011?

If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2010

Jon's Top Five YouTube vids from 2011: #2




Here's number two on my list of the top 5 YouTube videos I first saw in 2011. I got an unexpected eleven hundred dollar repair bill for my car the other day, but this video still made me smile:

#2 The Force: Volkswagon Commercial





In case you missed the earlier ones, here they are again:


#3 T-Mobile: Welcome Home



#4 'My Blackberry Is Not Working.'


#5 Just Glue Some Gears On It (And Call It Steampunk) (Sir Reginald Pikedevant Esquire)



If you're one of those folks who can't see YouTube videos posted here, these links will take you to the relevant YouTube pages:

#2 The Force: Volkswagon http://bit.ly/e0j2z3
#3 T-Mobile: Welcome Home http://bit.ly/cpxqTo
#4 'My Blackberry Is Not Working.' http://bit.ly/ewQfWX

#5 Just Glue Some Gears On It (And Call It Steampunk) (Sir Reginald Pikedevant Esquire) http://bit.ly/vglVFv

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