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

3 Tips for Surviving Bad Reviews (Dina Santorelli)

How to Become a Better Writer (Rachelle Gardner)

A Good Offense (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)

On Being Blown Off (Jim C. Hines aka jimhines)

Without Delay (Donald Maass)

Are attempts to self-publicise your novel worth it? (Margaret Hall aka heleninwales)

7 Freelance Writing Scams and How to Fight Them (Patrick Icasas)

Why NOT to Formally Copyright Your Work (Kerry Gans)

Why Self-Published Books Look Self-Published (Joel Friedlander)
by way of Elizabeth Spann Craig

The Square-One Story Killer (Larry Brooks)

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.

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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Sep. 7th, 2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
A nice round of links today, Jon! I was taken by Rachel Gardner's list of ways to become a better writer, all of which I do think *will* make people better writers. I really liked her no. 8: do some mundane tasks each day, without music, and see what comes to you. I know it works for me--well, I don't know about the better part, but it's definitely a time that ideas turn over in my head.
Sep. 7th, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
Mundane tasks are a great way to let the old sub-conscious ferment ideas :)
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Sep. 7th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
A bit like stories. It's often what's not there which leaves us disappointed, even though we don't know why :)
Sep. 7th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
Jon - Thanks for including my link!

I liked Kristine Kathryn Rusch's post, and Jim C. Hines'. The first for its business savvy, the second for its humanity. Rusch is right on that writers need to be businesspeople today, as much as they don't want to be. And Hines' post spoke to me because I often feel my powers of invisibility when in a group--and I am shy enough that I may inadvertantly make someone else feel invisible, too.

Good round-up!
Sep. 8th, 2012 12:14 am (UTC)
'...because I often feel my powers of invisibility when in a group

I 'm constantly torn between not wanting to be invisible in a group and wishing I could be :(
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