June 15th, 2018

Interesting blog posts about writing – May 25th 2018

Wisdom On the Web

Here’s my latest selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writingHere’s my latest selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing:

5 Reasons Your First Draft Hates You (Florence Gonsalves)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2018/05/5-reasons-your-first-draft-hates-you.html

Throat Clearing: When Your Story Opening Is in Search of Itself (Peter Selgin)
https://www.janefriedman.com/throat-clearing-when-your-story-opening-is-in-search-of-itself

How to make a good author website (Nathan Bransford)
https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2018/05/how-to-make-a-good-author-website

Want to Stand Apart from Countless Other Books? Write a Better Story (Kristen Lamb) [Jon’s Pick of the Pack]
https://authorkristenlamb.com/2018/05/write-better-story/

When Less is More: Taking Away Elements to Fix a Problem Scene (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2012/07/when-less-is-more-taking-away-elements.html

Advanced Scene Technique: The Jump Cut (James Scott Bell)
https://killzoneblog.com/2018/05/advanced-scene-technique-the-jump-cut.html

10 Ways to Tank Your Author Brand (Anne R. Allen) [Jon’s other Pick of the Pack]
http://annerallen.com/2018/05/10-ways-tank-your-author-brand

A guide to literary agent etiquette (Nathan Bransford)
https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2018/05/a-guide-to-literary-agent-etiquette

But What Is Your Story About? (Rebecca Crockett)
https://writersrumpus.com/2018/05/25/but-what-is-your-story-about

6 Golden Rules of Writing Middle Grade (Erin Entrada Kelly)
www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/6-golden-rules-of-writing-middle-grade
by way of Laurie Wallmark


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2017, and my previous list.

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.

Interesting blog posts about writing – June 15th 2018

Wisdom On the Web

Here’s my latest selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing:

Don’t Lose Your Head Over Point-of-View (James Scott Bell)
https://killzoneblog.com/2018/04/dont-lose-your-head-over-point-of-view.html

Synopsis: Why All Writers Need One Even Though They Hate It (Kristen Lamb)
https://authorkristenlamb.com/2018/04/writing-synopsis/

Authenticity vs. Outline (Donald Maass)
www.writerunboxed.com/2018/05/02/authenticity-vs-outline/

When to submit to publishers without an agent (Nathan Bransford)
https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2018/05/when-to-submit-to-publishers-without-an-agent

Contract Red Flag Alert: Perpetual License for Derivative Rights (Victoria Strauss)
https://accrispin.blogspot.com/2018/05/contract-red-flag-alert-perpetual.html

Publicity Mistakes that Ruin Book Launches (Clee McKenzie)
www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com

Everything writers need to know about pitching their book (Nathan Bransford) [Jon's Pick of the pack]
https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2018/05/everything-authors-need-to-know-about-pitching

What It Really Takes to Break Through with Your First Book Deal (Susan DeFreitas)
https://www.janefriedman.com/break-through-with-your-first-book-deal/

Where to Begin: The Search for the Inciting Incident (Peter Selgin)
https://www.janefriedman.com/inciting-incident/

Cocky-Blocked: How to Nuke Your Brand From Orbit (Kristen Lamb)
https://authorkristenlamb.com/2018/05/cocky-blocked-nuked-brand/



If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2017, and my previous list.

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.