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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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lonfiction
Oct. 9th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link!
lonfiction
Oct. 9th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
And other links, too, btw. This makes my cruise-thru of blogged writing content go a lot quicker.
jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome :)
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black_faery
Oct. 9th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha!! Yes! Thank you for that.

As a teenager, I a) thought my writing was FAN-BLOODY-TASTIC, and b) I should be published by the time I was 20. God forbid, if I was as old as 25.

I hit a period of 'oh. Duh. I suck.' in my late teens. And now I am gradually getting more confident in my abilities and might find a home for a short story in the next year. (That's the goal, along with editing the novel) Novel publishing is a nice dream to entertain in my spare time, but I don't hold out much hope for it these days :-)
jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Lol. Thanks for the link. It makes me glad I didn't start writing until I hit my forties :)
black_faery
Oct. 9th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
The link for 'checklist for screwing up chances at publication' doesn't work. :-(
silverwerecat
Oct. 9th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
Seconded. I get a "Forbidden" message.
jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
My bad. I didn't realize it was friends-locked. I've asked Beth to unlock it :)
silverwerecat
Oct. 9th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
No problem. By venturing over to her jurnal, I had the chance to view several photos of cute kittens, so all is good.
beth_bernobich
Oct. 9th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
Done. (I disabled comments on the entry, but just so I could hide existing comments that were made under the lock.)
jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Beth.

I appreciate you sparing me from further embarrassment :)
plattcave
Oct. 9th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
I've started listing some advice for freelancers here:
http://plattcave.livejournal.com/177381.html

Expect another entry next week.

John
jongibbs
Oct. 9th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks John,

Useful tips :)
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jongibbs
Oct. 10th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
He certainly is an entertaining chap :)
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