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Thank you for all your words of encouragement yesterday, they were much appreciated.  I'm sorry I haven't answered every comment, but it's pretty hectic here at the conference, where things are going very well.  Jim Frey is excellent! .  

I'll post more about The Write Stuff next week.  In the meantime, here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week: 
  
 
A Spoonful of Sugar (Linda Lane)
 
You only look as good as your website (Vijaya Schartz)
 
A few mindless thoughts on post-novel ennui (A. Merc Rustad aka mercwriter)
 
Five Star vs. Fast Food (tracy_d74)
 
The Lure and the Teaser – Writing a Winning Synopsis to Catch and Editor’s Eye (Robert W. Walker)
 
Do You lack Confidence in Your Writing? It Might Not Be a Bad Thing! (Nathan Bransford)
 
Getting Your MC/Narrator to Talk (Victoria Schwab aka veschwab)
 
 
Warm up Your Pitching Arm (Nancy Martin) by way of April Henry aka aprilhenry
Science in my Fiction contest (Mike Kabongo aka onyxhawke)
 
Hints from a slush reader… (J. Monell aka pamphiliawrites)
 
Author Platforms (Helen Ginger)
 
MG Books are the New Vampires [a call for help starting a group blog for MG readers and writers] (Elissa Cruz aka elissacruz)



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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glynisj
Mar. 26th, 2010 11:21 am (UTC)
More than one
As usual, you have more than one good link here. I'm sure all of them are good but the ones I was most interested in were A Spoonful of Sugar, You only look as good as your website, and Warm up Your Pitching Arm.
jongibbs
Mar. 27th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Re: More than one
I'm glad you found them useful :)
clarionj
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
Ah, perfect timing! I'll be using Robert Walker's post on writing the synopsis today, as I work on mine. I really like when people give samples; I seem to pick up more from the samples than the explanations. Very helpful. Thanks!

When I've completed the synopsis (today, yes today) I'll be taking a look at the other links :)
jongibbs
Mar. 27th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Excellent! I hope it helped :)
bogwitch64
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
I know I thank you weekly, but not to do so feels like ingratitude. So thanks again, Jon, my dear, for a lovely lunch hour of reading. :)
jongibbs
Mar. 27th, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
You're welcome, Terri :)
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jongibbs
Mar. 27th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
You're welcome, Merc. It was a great post :)
tracy_d74
Mar. 27th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
Thank you for gathering great links once again. You are wonderful. do you ever get tired of hearing that?

And thanks for the nod to mine. ;)
jongibbs
Mar. 27th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
You're welcome, Tracy :)
lavericknine
Mar. 27th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting these. I was looking at the last one...It looks interesting, but ...stupid question. What is MG?
jongibbs
Mar. 27th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
Not a daft question at all. MG is Middle Grade (for ages 9-12).
lavericknine
Mar. 27th, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks for answering. MG would be a younger group than YA...

I suppose that curves my interest. I don't have any connection or associations with people of that age group. I'm not a parent, or a teacher and my sibling is only about a year younger than I am.
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jongibbs
Mar. 29th, 2010 11:51 am (UTC)
You're welcome, Jenn. It was a great post :)
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