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Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week: 

“Toxic Criticism” reconsidered, and a bit of self-critique (Shelley Mckibbon aka coneycat)
Apex Magazine open for submission (M. G. Ellington aka xjenavivex)
Balancing Your Private and Public Writing Life (Marie-Claude Bourque)
Your Bossy Self-Marketing Timeline (Part 1) (Saundra Mitchell aka anywherebeyond)
by way of Maurissa Guibord (aka mguibord)
Copyright Protection Service: Another One You Don’t Need (Victoria Strauss)
Amazon to Sell Its E-Reader at Target (Julie Bosman)
by way of Monica Dietrich (aka fahrenheit452)
[Incidently, this new LJ blog looks like it's going to be a great source of info for all things e-book] 
Ten Steps To Submitting Stories (theferrett)
by way of Bart (aka avocadovpx)
Agents, Bookstores Turn to Publishing (L.J. Sellers)
Just another scene (Terri-Lynne DeFino aka bogwitch64)
Plot holes and how to plug them (Pam Wallace aka musingaloud)
Girl Cooties (misha_mcg)
On Dialogue in Fiction (Gill Polack aka gillpolack)


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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Jun. 4th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
I was watching more West Wing while reading your entry for today. Multiskilled, that's me, and with uncanny timing.

I'm still glad you liked my post : ).
Jun. 4th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
One of these days, I'm going to have to watch that show :)
Jun. 4th, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the feature! Quite flattering.
Jun. 4th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)
I really liked your article, as it was especially topical for what I'm working on. I'm always afraid of writing paper-thin female characters, and suddenly I find myself with a 2:1 female to male ratio.
Jun. 4th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm glad you found it interesting!
Jun. 4th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
you're welcome. It was a great post :)
Jun. 4th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jon! Very kind of you!
Jun. 4th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
Not at all, it was well-worth recommending :)
Jun. 4th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
Terrific post
Thanks, Jon. Once again you bring us tremendously helpful information that makes it easier for us writers to found outlets. Glad you've made this info available in such an easy to navigate format.
Jun. 4th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Terrific post
Well, thank you, sir...madam...er, kind person :)
Jun. 4th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
Some really great articles here, especially the cover letter and submission related articles! Thanks for sharing. You should change the title of your livejournal to "The People's Republic of Writing" or something that conveys the fact that you're basically giving all of your readers a free (and awesome) education in writing and publishing.
Jun. 4th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
'The People's Republic of Writing'

That would make a catchy acronym, TPROW, and as many of my long-suffering friends know, I do like catchy acronyms :)
Jun. 4th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
Sounds like the Vulcan Minister of Culture.
Jun. 4th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks as always, Jon.
Jun. 4th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, Mike :)
Jun. 4th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks! "Ten Steps to Submitting Stories" offered some great tips and reminders we all need (as well as that push we all need to send things out!), and the link to writing query letters was a great help and relief (I always hoped editors didn't mind succinct letters, and while editors vary in their preferences, this article at least gave me confidence to keep going as I have been--with query letters at least).
Jun. 4th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
Also, "Girl Cooties"! I've been hoping someone would cover this problem!
Jun. 4th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
Sounds like Misha's post is the reader's choice this week :)
Jun. 4th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
Girl Cooties
I think I'm reading the same Edding's book that Misha is referencing and enjoyed her post. I just picked up the third book after a year or so of starting the series and I have to agree with her. It's frustrating because I'm always looking for good fiction books where the female character is not some girl that has to be saved all the time. In the story I'm writing now the main female character is not a stereotypical feminine character but I also don't want her to be too masculine. For the moment I'm just going to trust that as a woman I know how to make her realistic. An author that I think does this well is Tad Williams. Jim C. Hines was also recommended to me.
Jun. 4th, 2010 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Girl Cooties
Jim Hines is always worth reading. He has a great blog too jimhines.
Jun. 4th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Girl Cooties
Thanks! I actually really enjoy his blog :)
Jun. 4th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
As always, my dear...:::nods:::
Jun. 4th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Jun. 4th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
oH! Why, thanks for the linkie!
Jun. 4th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
My pleasure, Pam. Thanks for the original postie ;)
Jun. 5th, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
Thanks for consistently posting links to my blog. I appreciate the support.
Jun. 5th, 2010 12:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Support
My pleasure, LJ. you write consistently great posts :)
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Jun. 6th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)
Thanks M.G. :)
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