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Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e November 13th, 2015



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

Time Savers for Writers (Elizabeth Spann Craig)
www.elizabethspanncraig.com/3703/time-savers-for-writers/

The Dark Side Of The Publishing Industry: How To Avoid Scams (Rob Hart) Jon’s Pick of the Week
https://litreactor.com/columns/the-dark-side-of-the-publishing-industry-how-to-avoid-scams

5 Common Reasons Agents Give for Rejecting Novels (And What They Really Mean) (Susan DeFreitas)
https://litreactor.com/columns/rejection-letters-deciphered-5-reasons-common-reasons-agents-give-for-rejecting-novels-and-w

Your Self-Published Book Needs a Cover. Here’s How to Create It (Kristen Pope)
www.thewritelife.com/your-self-published-book-needs-a-cover-heres-how-to-create-it/

What Grabs Readers: The Inside Story (Lisa Cron)
www.writerunboxed.com/2015/11/12/what-grabs-readers-the-inside-story/

The Basics of Point of View for Fiction Writers (Joseph Bates)
https://janefriedman.com/point-of-view/

3 Qualities of Writers Who Finally Get ‘er Done (Jerry Jenkins)
www.jerryjenkins.com/how-to-finish-a-book/

Suspense: To Be Exciting,You Need To Be A Little Dull (P. J. Parrish)
https://killzoneblog.com/2015/11/suspense-to-be-excitingyou-need-to-be-a-little-dull.html

What Not to Share (Wendy Lawton)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/what-not-to-share/

Help! Someone Is Publishing Your Idea! (Mary Kole)
www.kidlit.com/2015/11/09/help-someone-is-publishing-your-idea/

Can You Promote a Book without Making Yourself Miserable? (Ed Cyzewski)
https://janefriedman.com/can-you-promote-a-book-without-making-yourself-miserable/

How to Use Twitter Polls–and Hearts (Janet Grant)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/how-to-use-twitter-polls-and-hearts/


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.
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