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)
Frogs, Hot Water, and the Seven Deadly Sins: Making Trouble for Characters (Man Martin)
Don't Rush (Helen Ginger)
5 Tips for Writing a Synopsis that Shines (Mary Keeley)
The Gift of Insecurity (Rachelle Gardner)
Burying the Hachette (Keith Cronin)
Do YA Books Belong In Grown-Ups' Hands? (Peter Derk)
The False Divide Between Book Promo and Author Promo (Sharon Bially)
5 Mistakes you’ll Make on the Way to Publishing Success (Carmen Amato)
The Fastest Way to Improve Your Novel (James Scott Bell)
When Your Concept is Also a Paradox (Larry Brooks)
Presence on the Page: What It Is, and What It Isn’t (Susan Defreitas)
What I learned from Query Shark (Brigid)
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.