Jon Gibbs (jongibbs) wrote,
Jon Gibbs
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Interesting blog posts about writing – August 31st 2018

Wisdom On the Web

Here’s my latest selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing:

But Does It Sell Books? (John Gilstrap)
https://killzoneblog.com/2018/07/but-does-it-sell-books.html

4 Signs You Might Be Confusing, Not Intriguing, in Your Opening Scene (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2018/07/4-signs-you-might-be-confusing-not.html

Author Newsletters: The Good, the Bad & the PLEASE JUST STOP! (Kristen Lamb)
https://authorkristenlamb.com/2018/07/newsletters-books-sales-good-bad/

Start Your Novel with a Bang! 12 Ways to Hook Readers (Sara Shepard)
https://insights.bookbub.com/start-novel-bang-hook-readers/
by way of Laurie Wallmark

It Helps If You Can Write (James Scott Bell)
https://killzoneblog.com/2018/07/it-helps-if-you-can-write.html

The Indiana Jones Rule (Eileen Dreyer)
www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/2018/07/the-indiana-jones-rule-by-author-eileen.html

4 Steps for How to Turn an Idea Into a Story That Rocks (K.M. Weiland)
https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/turn-an-idea-into-a-story/

Don’t Send Me Everything You’ve Got (Rachelle Gardner)
https://rachellegardner.com/dont-send-me-everything/

So You Want to Self-Publish (Polly Iyer)
https://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2018/07/so-you-want-to-self-publish.html

How Predatory Companies Are Trying to Hijack Your Publisher Search (Victoria Strauss)
https://accrispin.blogspot.com/2018/07/how-predatory-companies-are-trying-to.html


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2017, and my previous 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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