Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:
When Your Beginning Isn't Your Beginning (Amy K. Nichols)
What Does It Mean to Protect Authors’ Interests? (Jane Friedman)
How to Listen to a Famous Author Talk About Writing (Lisa Cron)
10 Things to Know About Speakers Bureaus (Rachelle Gardner)
How Not to Seek a Literary Agent: The Perils of "Middleman" Services (Victoria Strauss)
Better than They Know Themselves (Keith Cronin)
The Art of Writing Back Copy:Boiling Your Book to its Essence (P.J. Parrish)
Bridging Conflict (Mary Kole)
How to Get Your Short Stories Published in Lit Mags (Suzannah Windsor Freeman)
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.