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

 

Plotting the Dreaded Middle [info]reneesweet

 

Why I love Writing Queries [info]raecarson

 

What Keeps Readers—and agents—Reading [info]nephele


The Hesitation Waltz (Morgan Mandel)
 

Do not reply to rejection letters [info]the_flea_king

  

Writing As Community – Doing Unto Others (Rhonda Eudaley)

 

Conference Tips [info]shanna_s

 

Authorfail: When Authors Attack! (Victoria Strauss)

 

The Theory of Belief [info]faerie_writer   -  I know this one’s from June, but I first saw it linked on a post by [info]dynastic_queen a couple of days ago.

 

Advances v. Royalties Conversation Continues [info]sparksflyup

 

Interview With Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Author, Mike Resnick (Michael Ventrella)

 

Top 8 Tips for Writing Dialogue (Ginny Wiehardt) – courtesy of [info]jl_johnson

 

On Set Pieces [info]dpeterfreund

 

I’m not dissing anybody (Patty Jansen)

 

To Suck or not to Suck… It Shouldn’t Even be a Question [info]dferguson 

 

Top Ten Things Writers Do When They Have a Story Rejected [info]marshallpayne1

 

Links Spotlight: ProBlogger [info]a_r_williams

 

 

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.

 




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faerie_writer
Jul. 10th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
Hey, this is a great list! Thanks for posting it. :D
jongibbs
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
My pleasure :)
plattcave
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
Another good list!
jongibbs
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks, John :)

By the way, I took your advice and tried my hand at one of those 25 word Hint fiction pieces. The result was... well, the important thing is I tried :)
marshallpayne1
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
Let me chime in thirdly and say, Great list!
jongibbs
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Now where's that decoder ring you keep promising me? ;)

Edited at 2009-07-10 03:07 pm (UTC)
marshallpayne1
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
Because of all the new additions to my flist--several of them from my commenting here, I might add--I'm rethinking the design on the SSF decoder rings. Besides, I'm convinced the first batch I ordered were shipped to Timbuk9 and Mali shaman are using them for their own nefarious purposes. Soon! Soon! ;-)
karen_w_newton
Jul. 10th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Please tell me the clothes on the poor squirrel were PhotoShopped!
jongibbs
Jul. 10th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
I don't think so. I heard Marshall nailed them on :)
marshallpayne1
Jul. 10th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
No clue. He showed up at the SSF Clubhouse like that and I made him the clandestine mascot for sekrit stuff. ;-)
musingaloud
Jul. 10th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the links, Jon. I always enjoy them!
jongibbs
Jul. 10th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for saying so :)
karen_w_newton
Jul. 10th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
Several useful posts, but the 10 Things one was funny, too.
jongibbs
Jul. 10th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
Being an eternal optimist, I tend to do #5 a lot :)
a_r_williams
Jul. 10th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
Another good post!

What I like most about these lists, is that it introduces me to bloggers I may not have discovered on my own. For instance, I like a lot of the stuff Flea King puts up.

So thanks for another great list and keep 'em coming.
jongibbs
Jul. 10th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
That Jeremiah Tolbert is a wise, wise man :)
cathschaffstump
Jul. 11th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
Renee Sweet's Coaxing the Story really worked for me this week.

Catherine
jongibbs
Jul. 11th, 2009 10:02 am (UTC)
Isn't it uncanny how people seem to post great entries about things, just when we need to read them :)
dynastic_queen
Jul. 11th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
Awesome stuff. My favorite (in addition to Theory of Belief, ha) was Diana Peterfreund's "On Set Pieces." I'd never thought of what I was doing in quite that manner.

Thanks much.
jongibbs
Jul. 11th, 2009 10:02 am (UTC)
Glad you liked them :)
reneesweet
Jul. 11th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the mention and for putting these lists together each week. :)
jongibbs
Jul. 12th, 2009 10:17 am (UTC)
My pleasure. I enjoy doing it :)
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