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

The Broken Query System (Wendy Lawton)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/broken-query-system/

Five Rules for Proofreading Your Own Work (Leila Cruickshank)
www.scottishbooktrust.com/blog/writing/2017/05/five-rules-for-proofreading-your-own-work
by way of Laurie Wallmark

Using Personal Vows To Increase Story Tension (Kristen Lamb)
www.authorkristenlamb.com/2017/07/deep-pov-using-personal-vows-to-increase-story-tension/

Act First, Explain Later (James Scott Bell)
https://killzoneblog.com/2017/07/act-first-explain-later.html

How to Write a Blog Post People Actually Want to Read (Bella Pope)
https://thewritelife.com/how-to-write-a-blog-post-people-want-to-read/

Raise a Question, Earn the Backstory (Kathryn Craft)
www.writerunboxed.com/2017/07/13/raise-a-question-earn-the-backstory/

How to Pitch Agents at a Writers Conference (Jane Friedman)
https://janefriedman.com/pitch-agents-writers-conference/

How to Write Dazzling Dialogue (Gabriela Periera)
https://www.jerryjenkins.com/dazzling-dialogue/

Make sure your query is fully baked (Nathan Bransford)
http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2017/07/query-critique-71117-make-sure-your.html

Your Picture Book Manuscript Questions Answered (Jenna Gavigan)
https://theblabbermouthblog.com/2017/07/10/your-picture-book-manuscript-questions-answered/



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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