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Interesting blog posts about writing – February 28th 2020



Wisdom On the Web

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

How to Make a Book Trailer that Speaks to Readers (Victor Blasco)
https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/01/how-to-make-an-amazing-book-trailer/

Why Your Query Blurb Isn’t Working (Jessica Faust)
http://bookendsliterary.com/2019/08/20/why-your-query-blurb-isnt-working/
by way of Laurie Wallmark

Conflict Thesaurus Entry: Confiding in the Wrong Person (Angela Ackerman)
https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/02/conflict-thesaurus-entry-confiding-in-the-wrong-person/

The Curse of Expository Dialogue (James Scott Bell)
https://killzoneblog.com/2020/02/the-curse-of-expository-dialogue.html

How to Make It Through the Middle of Your Book (Colleen M. Story)
https://elizabethspanncraig.com/uncategorized/how-to-make-it-through-the-middle-of-your-book/

Great Expectations for Writers (Cynthia Ruchti)
https://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/great-expectations-for-writers/

Hey, Still with Me? Poking Dead Scenes With a Stick, Part One (Janice Hardy)
http://blog.janicehardy.com/2010/08/re-write-wednesday-golden-oldie-poking.html

When Revising Your Novel, Look for These 4 Problem Areas (Kris Spisak)
https://www.janefriedman.com/when-revising-your-novel-manuscript-look-for-these-problem-areas/

Finding An Opening Line Is Like SeeingThe World In a Grain of Sand (P.J. Parish)
https://killzoneblog.com/2020/02/finding-an-opening-line-is-like-seeingthe-world-in-a-grain-of-sand.html

When editing, start with the problems before jumping to solutions (Nathan Bransford)
https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2020/02/when-editing-start-with-the-problems-before-jumping-to-solutions

So Your Feedback Session is Spiraling Out of Control (Bill Ferris)
https://writerunboxed.com/2020/02/15/so-your-feedback-session-is-spiraling-out-of-control/

10 New Publishing Scams to Watch Out for in 2020 (Anne R. Allen)
https://annerallen.com/2020/02/new-publishing-scams-2020/


If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2020, 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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