Jon Gibbs (jongibbs) wrote,
Jon Gibbs
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Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e October 28, 2016



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


5 weak words you should avoid and what to use instead (Andrea Ayres)
https://crew.co/backstage/blog/5-weak-words-to-avoid/

What We Can Learn About Fiction from Cute Videos on Social Media (Heather Webb)
www.writerunboxed.com/2016/10/27/what-we-can-learn-about-fiction-from-cute-videos-on-social-media/

3 Things Your Traditional Publisher Is Unlikely to Do (Jane Friedman)
https://janefriedman.com/3-things-traditional-publisher-unlikely/

TKZ Classic: No, That’s NOT The Smell Of Cordite In The Air (John Ramsey Miller)
https://killzoneblog.com/2016/10/tkz-classic-thats-not-the-smell-of-cordite-in-the-air.html

What To Do When Your Book Jumps the Shark (Leah Rhyne)
https://litreactor.com/columns/what-to-do-when-your-book-jumps-the-shark

5 Ways to Restart Your Writing After a Break (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2016/10/5-ways-to-restart-your-writing-after.html

3 Reasons Your Manuscript Gets Rejected by Agents (Sierra Godfrey)
http://writersinthestormblog.com/2016/10/3-reasons-your-manuscript-gets-rejected-by-agents/

4 Things Real Authors Have That Amateurs Don’t (Jeff Goins)
www.jerryjenkins.com/4-things-real-authors-amateurs-dont/

What To Expect From An Agent (Mary Kole)
www.kidlit.com/2016/10/24/what-to-expect-from-an-agent/

How to Sell Books: Get Offline and Meet Your Readers IRL (Emily Westrom)
www.thewritelife.com/how-to-sell-books-get-offline-and-meet-your-readers-irl/



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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