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


I got a chuckle out of this [busting the myth of an even playing field]
wendigomountain 

Long ago, back in the before-times
bogwitch64  

First Things First
dawn_metcalf  

The Key to Marketing Your Book: Time Well Spent (Nathan Bransford)   
 
Long & Short of Fic [A new fiction review site, hosted by Live Journal’s Miss Congeniality,
xjenavivex
 
Things That Drive an Editor Crazy Revisited (Dani Greer) 
 
A book reading that looked painful
aprilhenry  

Getting Motivated – a lazy leprechaun’s guide to writing
peadarog  

Google Books Settlement Musings
shalanna  

The meaning of words
karen_w_newton  


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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mtlawson
Jan. 15th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks as always, Jon!

Here's one I liked:

Building a Story by tracy_d74
jongibbs
Jan. 15th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
That is a goodie. How the heck did I miss that one?

Thanks for pointing it out, Mike :)

Edited at 2010-01-15 06:19 pm (UTC)
bogwitch64
Jan. 15th, 2010 06:38 pm (UTC)
Nice picks, as always; especially that Bogwitch person. Wow, she's pretty awesome, huh? ;)

Since I've gotten a huge portion of my flisters from YOU, I'd already read a bunch of these. See what a bad influence you are? You're old gran was on to something, I'll tell you.
jongibbs
Jan. 15th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
:P
peadarog
Jan. 15th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
Those Tor statistics scared me silly!
jongibbs
Jan. 15th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
As Han Solo would say: "Never tell me the odds"
peadarog
Jan. 15th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
Good point, Han!
dynastic_queen
Jan. 15th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
I liked them all, but First Things First stuck out to me most because I had never thought of that particular reason for a manuscript being rejected. With me in the midst of marketing, this is real food for thought.

Thanks for sharing.
jongibbs
Jan. 15th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
Hi Stephe,

Good enough for book two or three, but not good enough for book one sucks :(
karen_w_newton
Jan. 15th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
I liked the one about the poor nervous author reading aloud because it was a great reminder never to assume that because you know how to do something at a basic level you can do it well in any and every circumstance.

And I always appreciate having a post mentioned! It's like a neon sign that says, "This way to Karen's blog!"
jongibbs
Jan. 15th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. I felt embarrassed just reading about his embarrassment.
ex_camillea
Jan. 15th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC)
jongibbs
Jan. 15th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
Now my head hurts :(

Thanks for sharing the link though :)
ex_camillea
Jan. 15th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
Da Vinci makes your head hurt? I guess I could see that.
tracy_d74
Jan. 16th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
Who the heck are peadarog and bogwitch? Heeheee.

I read hers. We just had a chat about my subconscious aversion to the phrase, "s/he said." so that post was well timed.

Glad to hear about marketing from bransford.

As always you have pulled together a great list.
jongibbs
Jan. 16th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm not sure how I missed your post. I'd certainly have included it if I'd seen it :)
tracy_d74
Jan. 16th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
No worries. I think you got the best of the week.
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