Jon Gibbs (jongibbs) wrote,
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Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e October 7, 2016





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

The Dreaded Synopsis—What It REALLY Reveals About Our Writing (Kristen Lamb) [Jon’s Pick of the Week]
https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2016/10/06/the-dreaded-synopsis-what-it-really-reveals-about-our-writing/

10 Reasons Why Social Media Doesn't Do A Damn Thing For Writers (Peter Derk)
https://litreactor.com/columns/10-reasons-why-social-media-doesnt-do-a-damn-thing-for-writers

Four Kinds of Pace (Donald Maass)
www.writerunboxed.com/2016/10/05/four-kinds-of-pace/

What Writers Too Often Overlook: Having a Call to Action (Jane Friedman)
https://janefriedman.com/call-to-action/

When You’ve Lost Your Passion for Writing (Jerry Jenkins)
www.jerryjenkins.com/youve-lost-passion-writing/

Are You a Push Marketer or a Pull Marketer? (Chris Syme)
https://janefriedman.com/push-marketer-pull-marketer/

The Two Minute Writing Workshop Already At Your Fingertips (Larry Brooks)
https://killzoneblog.com/2016/10/the-two-minute-writing-workshop-already-at-your-fingertips.html

Stop Explaining Your Story (And Start Showing It) (Janice Hardy)
https://querytracker.blogspot.com/2016/10/stopexplaining-your-story-and-start.html?spref=tw

A Ten-Step Guide to Plotting a Practice Novel (Janice Hardy)
www.writerunboxed.com/2016/10/02/a-ten-step-guide-to-plotting-a-practice-novel/

The Kind of Style That Turns Readers Into Fans (James Scott Bell)
https://killzoneblog.com/2016/10/the-kind-of-style-that-turns-readers-into-fans.html

5 Reasons Your Revision Isn’t Working (Janice Hardy)
www.writersinthestormblog.com/2016/09/5-reasons-your-revision-isnt-working/


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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