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Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week: 
 
Writing Between the Lines (dynastic_queen)  [Jon’s pick of the week – A fantastic example of using dialogue] 
 
What’s Blue and White, and goes BOOM all over? (Edward Greaves aka temporus)  
 
Pitching and Selling Your Novel (Jonathan Maberry)  
 
Re-write Wednesday: Don’t Tell Me Why (Janice Hardy – by way of out_totheblack) 
 
Tips for Choosing A Book Title (Shannon Hitchcock aka shannonwh)  
 
The Good ‘No’ That Every Writer Needs (Maurissa Guibord aka mguibord)  
 
We’ve Got Style (L. J. Sellers)  
 
Some Things I Used to Think were True About Writing (Phoebe Kitanidis guest posting on writerjenn's blog)  
 
On Rejection (Jennifer Laughran) by way of tltrent  
 
The Road to Publication; GPS (authorwithin)  
 
(Junior) High School Never Ends! (Please, grow up) (Shalanna Collins aka shalanna 
 
Poised. or What Terry Pratchett is Teaching Me About Real Characterization (Catherine Schaff-Stump aka cathschaffstump) 
  
Authors Behaving Badly (Jim C. Hines aka jimhines 

 

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.

By the way, someone asked me why I’ve started giving Live Journal folks’ names as well as their LJ handles on these lists. It’s because I also post these weekly links on the blog at FindAWritingGroup.com. Whenever possible, I want promote the poster’s writing name.  If I haven't added yours, and you'd like me to, please let me know.   




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coneycat
Apr. 30th, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC)
That "don't tell" post is really helpful. With bonus zombies!
jongibbs
Apr. 30th, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
You can't go wrong with zombies :)
temporus
Apr. 30th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the bump Jon. One of these days I really need to write up a how to document for non-technical people on how to prepare for writing (hardware) disasters.
jongibbs
Apr. 30th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
It's a useful topic. Sadly, most of us had to learn the hard way :(
temporus
Apr. 30th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
And that's the problem I'm hoping to help people avoid by making my posts. I'd rather people not have to learn the hard way.
cathschaffstump
Apr. 30th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jon, for the link.

Catherine
jongibbs
May. 1st, 2010 10:10 am (UTC)
You're welcome, Catherine :)
mguibord
Apr. 30th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jon for the shout out. That was very kind of you!
jongibbs
May. 1st, 2010 10:12 am (UTC)
No problem. It was a great post :)
bogwitch64
Apr. 30th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
Need I say it?

XX
jongibbs
May. 1st, 2010 10:12 am (UTC)
:)
authorwithin
Apr. 30th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for linking to my post and for all the other great links! I love the one by Janice Hardy and Writing Between The Lines is great too.
jongibbs
May. 1st, 2010 10:14 am (UTC)
I added Janice's blog to my ever-growing list of non-LJ blogs to read :)
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jongibbs
May. 1st, 2010 10:15 am (UTC)
Excellent :)
peadarog
Apr. 30th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Some nice ones in there this week.
jongibbs
May. 1st, 2010 10:17 am (UTC)
There are indeed :)
bondo_ba
Apr. 30th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
A nice selection this week, thanks!
jongibbs
May. 1st, 2010 10:17 am (UTC)
You're welcome, Gustavo :)
isleburroughs
May. 1st, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jon. I read all of them and got something from each.

I'll be applying Janice's advice to my current WIP. I hope I don't need to in the rewrites, but I have some action scenes coming up and this was most helpful. :D
jongibbs
May. 1st, 2010 10:18 am (UTC)
The best advice arrives just when we need it the most :)
lavericknine
May. 1st, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting. It looks like all of them are LJ(?). Oh no, now I'll be able to comment in my commenting way. >:D
jongibbs
May. 1st, 2010 10:20 am (UTC)
My pleasure :)

I think there are four non-lj ones this week (there are usually a few).

lavericknine
May. 2nd, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
There are, and you made it clear by not linking their LJ usernames. Hah, I'm awake today. XD
shannonwh
May. 1st, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for mentioning my blog! Sometimes it feels like I'm talking to myself.
jongibbs
May. 1st, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
Don't worry,it's not a problem unless you start answering too :)
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jongibbs
May. 2nd, 2010 10:44 am (UTC)
My pleasure, Jenn. It was a great post :)

The Mix & Mingle is on all week. I'll save you some cookies - that is, if Maurissa and Tracy haven't already polished them off ;)
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