Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last weekabout writing from the last week:
6 Tricks for Writing Eye-Catching Headlines Your Editor Will Love (John William Dye)
Why Query Letters Matter to Self-Published Authors, Too (Janice Hardy)
Hope for Independent Bookstores (Mary Keeley)
Ask a Literary Agent: What Do You Look for in a Query Letter? (Lauren Sharp)
How Publishers Make Decisions About What to Publish: The Book P&L (Jane Friedman)
Eleven Tips For A Successful Book Signing (Rob Hart)
What Amazon Knows (Karen Wester Newton)
Openings: Intrigue Versus Engagement (Donald Maass)
Why "Start With the Action" Messes Up So Many Writers (Janice Hardy)
5 On: Nathan Bransford (Chris Jane)
Online Is IRL (Chuck Wendig)
Summer Tips: What’s a Writer to Do? (Michelle Ule)
If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2014, 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.