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Interesting blog posts about writing – w/e August 18th 2017

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

How to Edit a First Draft (Alison Potoma)
https://writersrumpus.com/2017/08/18/how-to-edit-a-first-draft/

Emotional Etiquette for the Writer Seeking an Agent (Kristen Tsetsi)
https://janefriedman.com/emotional-etiquette-writer-seeking-agent/

Rejection-Free Writing (Cynthia Ruchti)
www.booksandsuch.com/blog/rejection-free-writing/

Non-advice for Writers (Kathleen McLeary)
www.writerunboxed.com/2017/08/16/non-advice-for-writers/

5 Quick Proofreading Tips That Have Massive Payoffs (Gabrielle Van Welie)
https://thewritelife.com/quick-proofreading-tips/

The Challenges of First-Person POV (Jane Friedman)
https://janefriedman.com/challenges-first-person-pov/

7 Questions to Ask When You Lose Desire to Finish Your Book (Denise Jaden)
https://janefriedman.com/when-you-lose-desire-finish/

Online Author Etiquette: 12 Laws of the Amazon Jungle (Anne R. Allen)
www.annerallen.com/2017/08/online-author-etiquette/

The Ten Commandments for Detective Fiction (1929): A Brief History and Update (Gretchen Mullen)
www.elizabethspanncraig.com/6121/ten-commandments-detective-fiction-1929-brief-history/

How to Hook a Reader and Leave Them Hungry for More (Mary Kole)
https://kidlit.com/2017/08/07/how-to-hook-a-reader/

Six Simple Reasons Our Story Sucks & How to Fix It (Kristen Lamb)
www.authorkristenlamb.com/2017/08/six-simple-reasons-our-story-sucks-how-to-fix-it/

Elevate Your Novel By Infusing Your Premise With Something Conceptual (Larry Brooks)
https://killzoneblog.com/2017/08/elevate-your-novel-by-infusing-your-premise-with-something-conceptual.html

5 Types of Clunky Dialogue (K. M. Weiland)
www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/common-writing-mistakes-goody-goody-characters/


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.
Tags: #wisdomontheweb, #writing, useful links
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