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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.


Tags: fiction, writing

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