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Interesting posts about writing – w/e March 19 2010

It’s been a long week, what with tax returns, Fur-Face edits, parents of college-bound students meetings and last night’s game of It’s 3:00am, I’m awake so you should be too, dad with my eldest daughter. I’ve hardly been on Live Journal since Monday but I've now finished catching up with about 800 posts on my f-list. 
Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week: 

How to Make the Perfect Pitch (Without Striking Out)
by way of
Kathryn Craft   
The Future of Publishing (DK)
by way of April Henry aka aprilhenry
Novel Survey Results Part II [Part I is linked from here] (Jim C. Hines aka jimhines)
Pitching to agents: How to throw a fiction fast ball (Kathryn Craft)
Negotiating Short Story Contracts (Ripley Patton aka rippatton)
Aswiebe’s Market List Update 2010-03
by way of Abra SW (aka cloudscudding)
PodCastle and Escape Artists Flashz Fiction Contests (Dave Thompson aka krylr)
Critique Partners (Victoria Schwab aka veschwab)
My writing life… um not what I expected (Stephanie L. Weippert aka slweippert)
The Secret Strength of Killer Queries: Specificity (Nathan Bransford)

Deep Impact [Most readers don't know (or care!) who publishes what books] (Karen W. Newton aka karen_w_newton)

Older Writers Grant  [Available from The Speculative Literature Foundation]
by way of Jennifer Dawson aka jdawson001)

Advice from the Slush Pile (Edward Greaves aka temporus)


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.


Tags: fiction, writing

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