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

Resources for Writers—Microsoft Word (Elizabeth Spann Craig)
http://elizabethspanncraig.com/2265/resources-writers-microsoft-word/

Your Hook: the On/Off Button in Your Proposal (Mary Keeley)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/hook-onoff-button-proposal/

Infused (Donald Maass)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/07/02/infused/

Avoiding Info Dumps (Nancy J. Cohen)
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/07/avoiding-info-dumps.html

7 (Bad) Habits of Highly Successful Authors (Rachelle Gardner)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/highly-successful-authors/

American Writing Association: A Service Writers Don't Need (Victoria Strauss)
http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2014/07/american-writing-association-service.html

Narrator Intrusion - Part 2 (Diana Hurwitz)
http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2014/06/narrator-intrustion-part-2.html

You Really Want To Avoid This… (Stina Lindenblatt)
http://querytracker.blogspot.com/2014/06/you-really-want-to-avoid-this.html

Is It Plagiarism to Steal a Plot? (James Scott Bell)
http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/06/is-it-plagiarism-to-steal-plot

Writers: What Are You Afraid Of? (Dan Blank)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/06/27/writers-what-are-your-afraid-of/


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.


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( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
JSPailly
Jul. 4th, 2014 06:09 pm (UTC)
That one from Donald Maas was really interesting.
jongibbs
Jul. 5th, 2014 09:16 am (UTC)
Donald Maass posts are always worth reading :)
sallymn
Jul. 5th, 2014 06:27 am (UTC)
Thank you for the one on Word and the infodump one!

Someone on my flist sent me this link - have you seen it? It's a gimmick, sure, but IMO one of those things that writers would love the ideas of even if they didn't but one :)
jongibbs
Jul. 5th, 2014 09:17 am (UTC)
Lol,it certainly beats trying to make the noise with your tongue :)
paulwoodlin
Jul. 9th, 2014 11:57 am (UTC)
Wow, I have almost all those bad habits. Why aren't I published? What's right with me?
jongibbs
Jul. 9th, 2014 05:30 pm (UTC)
Lol, I think the trick is to acquire enough good habits that people don't care about the bad ones :)
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