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


To Thine Own Characters Be True (Linda Lane)


And Then Everything In Publishing Changed All At Once… Or It Was More Of The Same (Nathan Bransford)

Submitting to Editors Without an agent (Nathan Bransford)

Writer Envy [info]jimhines

Science Fiction for Reluctant Readers [info]jimvanpelt


Make Time, But Don’t Sweat It [info]damcphail


Viable Paradise Glossary [info]cathschaffstump


Writers and Sensitivity (Nathan Bransford)

Aargh… The old self-publishing discussion, AGAIN [info]bondo_ba


Thoughts on First Paragraphs (Nathan Bransford)


Publishing 101: What You Need to Know (Jerry Simmons) courtesy of [info]aprilhenry


Crafting the Bones, Part 1   (Kathryn Craft)


Do You Need an Agent? [info]jimvanpelt


In Which We Discuss Conventions And Disability  [info]mmerriam


How Amazon and Wal-Mart could screw over authors and book sellers [info]aprilhenry


On Writing [a novel] [info]frost_light


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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Oct. 23rd, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
You realize by posting this, you're waxing the cat...

Oct. 23rd, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
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Oct. 23rd, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
I think this is the first time anyone's had four on the weekly list :)
Oct. 23rd, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
Enjoyed all of the Nathan Bransford posts. Especially, the one concerning the paragraphs. I totally missed it and I'm glad you linked to it here.

The one about the e-readers is kinda disturbing. I wish I had focused on my writing career much, much, earlier. I worry about how the industry will change and how writers will be able to make a living writing books.

I noticed that others worry about the price of e-books selling for $10 and hope consumers don't get used to it. I think it's already too late for that. The price has been placed in their heads.

One thing I hope they do or continue to do is release the e-book versions well after the other types of books have come out.
Oct. 23rd, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
I guess the only thing we can be sure of is that everything will change :)
Oct. 25th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Well, I've only begun going through your gathering here, but I liked how Nathan Bransford summed up first paragraphs: "Essentially, I think the first paragraph has three important functions: it establishes the tone/voice, it gets the reader into the flow of the book, and it establishes trust between the author and reader." That seems to hit it right. It's interesting to think about what establishes trust between the author and reader ... I'm still thinking about that one.

Thanks as always. Onto more if no one wants to eat breakfast yet. Alas, I think I hear grumbling ...
Oct. 28th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Nathan Bransford's blog is excellent :)
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