April 24th, 2020

Interesting blog posts about writing – April 24th 2020

Wisdom On the Web

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

How to Write a Picture Book Query Letter in 6 Simple Steps (Reedsy)
https://blog.reedsy.com/picture-book-query-letter/
by way of Laurie Wallmark

Peer Critique Versus Professional Editing: When, Why and How to Use Both (Barbara Linn Probst)
https://www.janefriedman.com/peer-critique-versus-professional-editing/

How to Write Compelling Emotional Triggers (Lisa Hall-Wilson)
https://writersinthestormblog.com/2020/03/emotional-triggers/

The Value of Watching Bad Movies (Cynthia Ruchti)
https://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/the-value-of-watching-bad-movies/

Don’t begin query letters with empty rhetorical questions (query critique) (Nathan Lane)
https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2020/04/dont-begin-query-letters-with-empty-rhetorical-questions-query-critique

5 Questions to Ask for Stronger Scenes (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2010/08/find-your-plot-fridays-what-to-do-what.html

Revising Their Way to a Debut (Kim Chafee)
https://writersrumpus.com/2020/04/10/revising-their-way-to-a-debut/

Plot Your Novel in 3 Simple Steps (Laurence MacNaughton)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2020/04/plot-your-novel-in-3-simple-steps.html

Writing the Middle-Grade Novel (Kristi Holl)
www.right-writing.com/middle-grade.html

Organize your query’s plot summary in a clear way (query critique) (Nathan Bransford)
https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2020/04/organize-your-querys-plot-summary-in-a-clear-way-query-critique


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2019, 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.