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With apologies for the delay, here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:   
 

Gobsmacked by the English Language
jl_johnson   

A misconception turned epiphany
bogwitch64  

 how to hook me with your author blog and make me follow you and buy your books with the devotion of a dachshund (Tribal Writer) 
courtesy of xjenavivex

Three random questions (Chip MacGregor) [about the writing business]
Courtesy of aprilhenry   

Starting the Discussion [about how writers talk about writing]
seanan_mcguire  

Interview with Denise Dietz (Patricia Stoltey) [includes Denise’s list of the top three mistakes made by beginning writers]   

Listing Publishing Credits in your Query (Anne R. Allen)  

Revising from a critique (Becky Levine)
Guest posting on writerjenn’s blog   

Is your story original?
jl_johnson  

Books on tables don’t come cheap [Jon’s pick of the week] aprilhenry   

Burn the Candle at Both Ends: Improve Strengths & Weaknesses
a_r_williams   

Learning Stories [Great advice from a successful author and ex-Asimov’s slush reader]
frostokovich  

Let’s talk about ego-defense
ann_leckie

Writing beats… (Jaine Fenn)  (aka maeve_the_red)

The Wall Street Journal looks at the death of the slush pile
aprilhenry 

 
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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bogwitch64
Jan. 22nd, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Yay! Another great selection! Not in time for lunch-reading, but I'll forgive you this time.

(Has your notificaiton problem been resolved yet?)
jongibbs
Jan. 23rd, 2010 10:50 am (UTC)
You're very kind.

Re: notification problem. Still not sorted, but I do have a cunning plan (which I'll put into action next week). If it works I'll let you know :)
tracy_d74
Jan. 23rd, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
Well done! Again. ;) Thank you!!
jongibbs
Jan. 23rd, 2010 10:51 am (UTC)
And thank you. Again ;)
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jongibbs
Jan. 23rd, 2010 10:54 am (UTC)
Becky's book is on my 'To be bought' list :)

As for that post on Mr. Bransford's blog, I stopped reading after the first paragraph. Who wants to read about someone's old gran? ;)
beckylevine
Jan. 23rd, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
Jon, thanks for the link!

Becky
jongibbs
Jan. 23rd, 2010 10:49 am (UTC)
You're welcome, Becky :)

It's a shame you no longer post on LJ.
beckylevine
Jan. 23rd, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Jon, I do miss LJ, but I needed the blog/website. I tried doing both for a while, but it just became TOO much! :)
jl_johnson
Jan. 23rd, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
I love reading your weekly links. These are always great!
jongibbs
Jan. 23rd, 2010 10:54 am (UTC)
Well, thank you, Ma'am :)
karen_w_newton
Jan. 23rd, 2010 02:41 am (UTC)
Thank god you got the tech problems fixed! I was about to go into withdrawal. This week I especially liked Patricia Stoltey's Interview with Denise Dietz. Some really solid advice there.

jongibbs
Jan. 23rd, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
The Blood-Red Pencil is a great site.

As for those tech problems. Him Upstairs looks out for me in many ways, but fixing the computer was all my own work.

Hey! Who turned out the lights? And why is my laptop screen flashing on and off on and off on and off on and off on and off on and off on and off on and off on and offfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
peadarog
Jan. 23rd, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
I like that site too -- discovered through your weekly picks.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 23rd, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
I really appreciate your link to The Blood-Red Pencil. The interview with my editor, Denise Dietz, was fun to do, and the great advice she gives to writers is well worth the read.

Patricia Stoltey
http://patriciastoltey.blogspot.com
http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com
jongibbs
Jan. 23rd, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
You folks do a great job, Patricia :)

It's a rare week indeed when my 'Picks of the week' list doesn't include something from The Blood-Red Pencil :)
maeve_the_red
Jan. 24th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link!
jongibbs
Jan. 26th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
My pleasure :)
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