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Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e June 13th, 2014



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

What to do when your query isn’t getting you requests (Rachel Kent)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/query-isnt-getting-requests/

Frogs, Hot Water, and the Seven Deadly Sins: Making Trouble for Characters (Man Martin)
http://elizabethspanncraig.com/2204/frogs-hot-water-seven-deadly-sins-making-trouble-characters/

Don't Rush (Helen Ginger)
http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2014/06/dont-rush.html

5 Tips for Writing a Synopsis that Shines (Mary Keeley)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/5-tips-writing-synopsis-shines/

The Gift of Insecurity (Rachelle Gardner)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/gift-of-insecurity/

Burying the Hachette (Keith Cronin)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/06/10/burying-the-hachette/


Do YA Books Belong In Grown-Ups' Hands? (Peter Derk)
http://litreactor.com/news/the-fault-in-our-genre-do-ya-books-belong-in-grown-ups-hands

The False Divide Between Book Promo and Author Promo (Sharon Bially)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/06/09/the-false-divide-between-book-promo-and-author-promo/

5 Mistakes you’ll Make on the Way to Publishing Success (Carmen Amato)
http://janefriedman.com/2014/06/09/5-mistakes-publishing/

The Fastest Way to Improve Your Novel (James Scott Bell)
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-fastest-way-to-improve-your-novel.html

When Your Concept is Also a Paradox (Larry Brooks)
http://storyfix.com/case-study-concept-also-paradox

Presence on the Page: What It Is, and What It Isn’t (Susan Defreitas)
http://litreactor.com/columns/presence-on-the-page-what-it-is-and-what-it-isnt

What I learned from Query Shark (Brigid)
http://mylifeasateenagenovelist.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-i-learned-from-query-shark.html



If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2013, 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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