Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:
Secondary Characters: Their Purpose for Being (Mary Keeley)
Faces of a Fatally Flawed Manuscript (Kristen Lamb)
Want to Publish a Short Story? Pitch These 6 Publications (Becca Borwaski Jenkins)
How to Write a Great Opening Line for Your Novel or Nonfiction Book (Jerry Jenkins)
Night Terrors: Winning the Battle With Self-Doubt (P. J. Parrish)
Starting a Novel With Aftermath (Mary Kole)
Pitch Perfect (Sophie Masson)
5 Rules for How to Write a Sequel to Your Book (K. M. Weiland)
The Opening as Part of the Closing … of the Deal (James Scott Bell)
10 Questions to Ask Before You Accept a Traditional Publishing Deal (Susan Spann)
If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2016, 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.