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Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week: 
  
 
What do writing and American Idol have in common?
bogwitch64 
 
A Few things About Agents
[Jon’s Pick of the week]
brian_ohio  
 
For free or not for free, that is the question (A. M. Boyle) 
 
How I Know I’m a Writer (David B. Coe)
by way of faerie_writer 
 
On Muses
watchmebe  
 
Do Bloggers Need to Worry About Grammar (Sigrid Macdonald)  
 
What Are Your Rules?
a_r_williams 

Ten Rules for Writing (…at least for this week)

southernweirdo 
 
On Writing Long When Attempting to Write Short
nayad  
 
Tax Tips for Writers (Jessica Monday)  
 
Author Entitlement
jimhines 
 
Audience Development: Critical to Every Writer’s Future (Jane Friedman)  
 
Checklist and Timeline for MG or YA Book Release
lisa_schroeder  
 
Planning, practice, strategy, execution
kellyrfineman  
 
Revision process, up close and personal
writerjenn 
 
letters from the query wars
arcaedia

 

She aims the gun as she edits (Kathryn Craft)

 


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
Feb. 26th, 2010 11:20 am (UTC)
Yay! Friday lunch reading! I always look forward to this post, Jon. If I've never said so before, THANKS for doing it! And look, you even get STARS
jongibbs
Feb. 26th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
Aaargh! Not the sparkles :(
bogwitch64
Feb. 26th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
Hey! They're not sparkles. They're STARS! :-P
jongibbs
Feb. 26th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Sparkly stars burns our eyeses.
mtlawson
Feb. 26th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you Gollum. ;-)

And thanks as usual for the list, Jon.
jongibbs
Feb. 26th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, Mike :)
clarionj
Feb. 26th, 2010 12:18 pm (UTC)
As I read through these, picking up tips and commenting on the posts individually at times, I'm finding the need to somehow get organized. I want to be able to go back to some of these posts when I need them--agent tips, for example. Or go back when I want to reflect more--the muse post, for example.

You pull all these good things together and I need to find out how to hold onto them! Or should I just take it as absorbing, absorbing, absorbing, that somewhere in my mind it is all retained? And why do I doubt that so much?
jongibbs
Feb. 26th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Aside from adding posts to your favorites, you could cut & paste the addresses you want to keep into a Word file, or just check back through past links posts, using the 'useful links' tag.

Hope that helps :)
dendrophilous
Feb. 26th, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
You could try Evernote - it's free and has a browser clipper, so you can save pages by clicking the button. Then you can tag them, organize them, and access them from any computer. (And no, I don't work for them.)
jongibbs
Feb. 27th, 2010 09:12 am (UTC)
Interesting, I'll have to check that out. Here's the link for anyone else who's interested: http://www.evernote.com.

Thanks, Elizabeth :)
clarionj
Feb. 28th, 2010 11:55 am (UTC)
Thank you! I think that's the key--being able to tag and organize more efficiently than I have been doing.
lisa_schroeder
Feb. 26th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
I love your roundup each week, Jon. Thanks for doing it, I know it takes a lot of time!!
jongibbs
Feb. 26th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, Lisa :)
brian_ohio
Feb. 26th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
Pic of the Week! Hooray... I can die (and be quickly resusitated) in peace now!
mtlawson
Feb. 26th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
So what would an Eye Zombie look like, anyway?
jongibbs
Feb. 26th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Hehe :)
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jongibbs
Feb. 27th, 2010 09:06 am (UTC)
My pleasure, Jennifer :)
dendrophilous
Feb. 26th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
The post on writing for free was interesting. I've written newsletter articles for a nonprofit - it was a good way to keep my skills up while I was between jobs, it was fun, and it helped out an organization that I liked - but I hadn't thought of writing fiction for charity before. It seems like a good use for reprints; that way you get paid, too. I've also seen people (more often with fanfic than original fic) auction unwritten stories to raise money.

jongibbs
Feb. 27th, 2010 09:10 am (UTC)
I thought it sounded like a good idea.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 5th, 2010 11:38 am (UTC)
The Good Word
Jon, as a fellow GLVWG member I thought I'd take advantage of your invitation to post about interesting posts about writers. I've found good writing in all genres, and wrote this post on my blog, Crossroads, with numerous examples. You can find it here:

http://www.jeffwidmer.com/crossroads/index.php/2010/01/the-good-word/

Jeff Widmer
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