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

Busted!—Leif Enger Caught Sparking His Sentences (Kathryn Craft)

To hell with It - most teen books contain some kind of profanity (April Henry aka aprilhenry)

Not A Real Survey (Kristine Katherine Rusch)

And It Was All A Dream… (Mary Kole)

Publishers Weekly Moves Into Self-Publishing (Victoria Strauss)

Manipulating the Feeling Conveyed by Character Names (Juliette Wade)

What Does a Publishing Contract Cover? (Rachelle Gardner)

Making the Most of Writers' Workshops (Stina Lindenblatt)

What Are the BEST Writers’ Conferences To Attend? (Chuck Sambuchino)

What Authors Seem to Forget About Marketing—Especially Those Who Dislike It (Jane Friedman) 

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 2011, and last week’s list.



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thegoosesquill.wordpress.com
Jun. 1st, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
As a writer who gets overwhelmed thinking about the marketing side of things, I really liked Jane Friedman's article about finding your distinct parketing voice. It made it seem less scary, somehow, that you can do what works for YOU, what's comfortable for YOU, and don't have to copy all the things everyone else is doing.
jongibbs
Jun. 1st, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC)
Amen to that :)
rymrytr
Jun. 1st, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)

We "labor" over our posts and if we get a response or two, that's great. But when no one responds, then we might wonder if anyone is reading our journal. Or, if they are, are the posts so esoteric, cryptic or extraneous, that people just ignore us...

So, just so you'll know that I do read and appreciate your scribblings, I responded to two of these:

And It Was All A Dream… (Mary Kole)

and
Manipulating the Feeling Conveyed by Character Names
(Juliette Wade)

jongibbs
Jun. 1st, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
It was an extra good crop this week :)
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jongibbs
Jun. 2nd, 2012 09:36 am (UTC)
I'm glad you found them useful :)
raisinbottom
Jun. 2nd, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
Silly question. Five days a week I call Europe for my day job. When the Europeans behind my campaign contact me and refer to the weekend they use w/e. Is this a European convention or a confirmation bias on my part?
jongibbs
Jun. 2nd, 2012 09:35 am (UTC)
Actually, when I use it, it means 'week ending' :)
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