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Interesting posts about writing – w/e October 9 2009


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


 

Acquiring An Agent [info]katatomic

Creative. Period. (Kathryn Craft)

 

Why publishers should focus on the misses instead of the hits (Chris Anderson)
[An old, but interesting article from Publishers Weekly]

 

How to REALLY help an author out  [info]jimhines 

 

Making Taste Overly Personal (Nathan Bransford)

 

10/7/09 - Writing Words of Wisdom - Spending Your Words Wisely [info]damcphail 

 

Foreshadowing: Satisfaction Vs. Enjoyment [info]peadarog

What Should You Write in the Bio Paragraph of a Query Letter? (litagentguide)

checklist for how to screw up your chances at publication [info]beth_bernobich 

 

Writerly Thinks: 2 Tanks of Gas and a Sharpened Quill [info]lonfiction

 

Too Young to Publish (Justine Larbalestier) – A Golden Oldie, courtesy of [info]black_faery 

 

Should You Pay Someone to edit Your Work? (Nathan Bransford)

Dammit Skywalker, look inside yourself [info]m_stiefvater 

 

Slush Stats [info]jmeadows

 

Bad Book Publicity [info]jimhines

The Perils of Searching for Publishers on the Internet (Victoria Strauss)

 

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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