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

 
Common Errors in Proofreading 
jimvanpelt    

Envy 
seanan_mcguire   
   
 
Writing Emotion Into Your Page: Section 2 
meredith_wood    
 
 
Magazine Subs Equal Great Gifts [and this one helps a good cause too] 
hildy9595   
 
 
One Week, Two Big Pieces of Ebook News (Victoria Strauss)  

 
Con: Too Much Character 
lavericknine   


Tired or Fresh? [a look at clichés] (Shelley Thrasher)

Precious Virgins of the Final Draft 
peadarog 

Dear Negative Self-Talk (Jon’s fave this week)
[info]tracy_d74 
 

Be a Hit-Man and Target Your Market 
a_r_williams 

Would you like to help me start something potentially big?
[I’m breaking my own ‘don’t include your own posts’ rule here, but I really believe this could help writers all around the world, so I’m making an exception]


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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meredith_wood
Dec. 18th, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
Tracy's Dear Negative Self-Talk was my fave too. :-)
jongibbs
Dec. 18th, 2009 11:04 am (UTC)
It was a goodie :)
tangledaxon
Dec. 18th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks for doing this round up. I always enjoy it.
jongibbs
Dec. 18th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
My pleasure :)
a_r_williams
Dec. 18th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
I followed the news about the ebooks on a few blogs. I found it very interesting.

One thing that I learned from all the information I read through, is that the publisher makes the same amount on hardcovers that they do on e-books.

I thought the profits for each would be different.Lesson: I need to learn more about the publishing side of the business :)
jongibbs
Dec. 19th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
Things seem to have changed.

I remember when CDs came out, bands got the same royalties as they did for a record, even though CD's cost about the same to make, but sold for up to three times more.
tracy_d74
Dec. 18th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Boy-oh-boy . . . . I liked so many. I liked Meredith's, and the Cliches, and Virgins (beta readers). . .I mean virgins are cool people and all . . . I'll stop there.

I'm flattered that I was your fav this week. It's nice to know that my neurosis makes others smile. I do what I can. I do what I can. ;)
jongibbs
Dec. 19th, 2009 09:34 am (UTC)
It was a great post :)
karen_w_newton
Dec. 19th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
It sounds odd to say it, but I am torn between the precious virgins and the hit man. -)
jongibbs
Dec. 19th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
Lol, now there's a great opening line :)
clarionj
Dec. 19th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
Thanks as always, Jon. I got to read more of these than I expected--it was my break-time relaxation. Particularly applicable for me right now was "Writing Emotion into Your Page." That was what I was trying to do in the last novel edit, and I noticed, as she said, that just because you "show" rather than "tell," doesn't mean the reader feels it yet. The whole scene has to create the mood so the reader is immersed.

Also, much interesting to think about in "Con: Too Much Character." I do think there are issues of genre in there that I'd like to think about a little longer.

And I loved the "negative self-talk" putting its muddy feet on the table! That image will stick.
jongibbs
Dec. 19th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
There were some great posts this week, as usual :)
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