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Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e August 30th, 2013


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

4 Big Pitfalls in Story Openings (Jane Friedman) [Jon’s Pick of the Week]
http://janefriedman.com/2013/08/30/pitfalls-in-story-openings/

A Career Versus Publication (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
http://kriswrites.com/2013/08/28/the-business-rusch-a-career-versus-publication/

The Rule of Twenty (Terry Odell)
http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-rule-of-twenty.html

11 Things Happy Authors Don’t Do (Rachelle Gardner)
www.booksandsuch.biz/blog/things-happy-authors-dont-do/

[Rejections] (Debbie Ridpath Ohi)
http://migwriters.blogspot.com/2013/08/my-love-hate-ok-mostly-hate.html

Writing and Taxes (Elizabeth Spann Craig)
http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com/2013/08/writing-and-taxes.html

Manipulating the Feeling Conveyed by Character Names (Juliette Wade) 
http://talktoyouniverse.blogspot.com/2013/08/ttyu-retro-manipulating-feeling.html

A Key Book Marketing Principle That Authors Must Learn (or Not Forget) (Jane Friedman)
http://writerunboxed.com/2013/08/27/a-key-book-marketing-principle-that-authors-must-learn-or-not-forget/

Writers' Etiquette: Lesson One (Rosie Genova)
http://querytracker.blogspot.com/2013/08/writers-etiquette-lesson-one.html

When Comparison is Good and Necessary (Rachelle Gardner) www.rachellegardner.com/2013/08/comparison-good-necessary/

More Publisher Storm Warnings (Victoria Strauss)
http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2013/08/more-publisher-storm-warnings.html

Nuts and Bolts: “Thought” Verbs (Chuck Palahniuk)
http://litreactor.com/essays/chuck-palahniuk/nuts-and-bolts-“thought”-verbs
by way of Gregory Frost


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2012, 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.



Tags: fiction, useful links, wisdom on the web, writing
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