Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:
Nail That First Line! (Laura Drake)
Why Sales Numbers Don’t Matter (Much) for Your First Novel (Emily Wenstrom)
5 years, 6 books, 7 lessons (Lisa Janice Cohen)
3 Ways to Hook Your Reader From Page One (Joanna Meyer)
Writing Your Middle Grade Character (Ron Estrada)
The Difference Between Tricking Your Reader and Surprising Your Reader (Janice Hardy) [Jon’s Pick of the Week]
When Outlines Make Revisions Easier (Cara Lopez Lee)
The Secret to Writing Dynamic Characters: It’s Always Their Fault (K. M. Weiland)
What New Authors Need to Know About Library Systems (Karen McCoy)
Revisiting the Middle (Clare Langley Hawthorne)
Query Letters Part 2: The Extras (Annie Neugebauer)
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.