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


7 Things That Are Ruining Amateur Book Reviews (Peter Derk)
https://litreactor.com/columns/7-things-that-are-ruining-amateur-book-reviews

Gaining Traction on non-Amazon Vendors -  Part 1 (Angela Quarles)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2016/08/going-wide-gaining-traction-on-non.html

You, Your Agent, and Your Publisher (Mary Keeley)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/dont-know-can-hurt/

Agent Agreements (Contracts/Dealbreakers) (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
www.kriswrites.com/2016/08/17/business-musings-agent-agreements-contractsdealbreakers/

Having Fun With Structural Revision (Gaëtane Burkolter)
www.writerunboxed.com/2016/08/17/me-and-my-excite-o-meter-having-fun-with-structural-revision/

8 Ways to Be a Happy Author (Rachelle Gardner)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/8-ways-happy-author/

A Quick Lesson in the Writing Process (Jerry Jenkins)
www.jerryjenkins.com/quick-lesson-writing-process/

The Four Misconceptions of "Show Don't Tell" (Martina Boone)
www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2016/08/the-four-misconceptions-of-show-dont.html

The Unpublished Writer (Wendy Lawton)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/the_unpublished_writer/

5 Story Opening Clichés That Need to Die (Max Booth III)
https://litreactor.com/columns/5-story-opening-cliches-that-need-to-die

How to Find the Right Critique Partner (K.M.Weiland)
www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-to-find-the-right-critique-partner/

How to Describe a Character (James Scott Bell)
https://killzoneblog.com/2016/08/how-to-describe-a-character.html


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2015, 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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jongibbs
Aug. 21st, 2016 12:37 pm (UTC)
I would have added #9: Decide to be happy. I'm not saying we shoud pretend nos 1 thru 8 don't hurt, but their affect on our happiness is 90% up to us :)
mtlawson
Aug. 22nd, 2016 04:02 pm (UTC)
Jon, I don't say this as often as I should, but thank you for these weekly lists.
jongibbs
Aug. 23rd, 2016 05:10 pm (UTC)
No problem :)
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