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Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e April 14th 2017

   

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


Oops! Hold on. You’re Newbie is Showing. (Kristen Lamb)
www.authorkristenlamb.com/2017/04/oops-hold-on-youre-newbie-is-showing/

How to Work With a Beta Reader: 5 Tips for Success (Alicia Raddes) https://thewritelife.com/how-to-work-with-a-beta-reader/

Considering Common Themes in Middle-Grade Books (Joseph McGee)
http://project-middle-grade-mayhem.blogspot.com/2014/02/considering-common-themes-in-middle.html
by way of Laurie Wallmark

How the Wrong Tone Can Change Your Whole Novel (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/04/how-wrong-tone-can-change-your-whole.html

The Importance of a Strong Opening Scene (Hallie Ephron)
https://janefriedman.com/opening-scene/

Why Did I Get a ‘No’? – The Do’s and Don’ts of Query Letter Writing (Mark Gottlieb)
http://elizabethspanncraig.com/5672/queries/

How to Write Stories Your Readers Will Remember (K.M. Weiland)
https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/write-stories-readers-will-actually-remember/

Recovering from a Meeting Misstep (Mary Keeley)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/recovering-meeting-misstep/

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/write-stories-readers-will-actually-remember/ (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2017/04/stuck-on-your-plot-change-your-story.html

Is Your Fiction Big Enough? (James Scott Bell)
www.writerunboxed.com/2017/04/04/is-your-fiction-big-enough/

The Single Best Way to Become a Mega-Author (Kristen Lamb)
www.authorkristenlamb.com/2017/04/the-single-best-way-to-become-a-mega-author/

When “What if?” Isn’t Enough (Larry Brooks)
https://killzoneblog.com/2017/04/when-what-if-isnt-enough.html


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.
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