Friday, July 16, 2010

21 Best Articles This Week for Writers 7/16/10

This week's tour of the blogosphere included some amazing articles. Here's the run down on what we found -- but of course, there's a lot we must have missed.  Do you have an announcement, article, or good news that you don't see below? Please put it in the comments!

The Craft of Writing

To Market
Trends and Issues

Twitter, Blogging, and Social Media
Just for Smiles

Other Weekly Round-Ups:
Did we miss anything? Anyone? Please leave a comment!

Happy reading and joyous writing,

Martina & Marissa


  1. Whoa! Thanks. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Thanks for the link, ladies:)
    Happy weekend.

  3. Awww thanks guys! I'm always honored to be in such esteemed company and I love the blurb you gave. ;) I'm like a kid in an amusement park here - I don't know which ride to go on first!

  4. Great list. I've actually read some this week. Janice Hardy has a great blog on the craft of writing. You might want to check it out.

  5. as always, this weekly post is a great resource. i always know i need to put aside a good 30 minutes to catch all of the links that i missed during the week.

    many, many thanks!


  6. LOLOL. Tahereh has not invaded my body--she has invaded my HEART.

    Thank you for the loveliest of lovely mentions :D



    what would we do without you??

    <3 you forever

  8. Thanks for the comments, everyone! Lisa, seriously? 432 rejections? You cracked me up. (And that wasn't even the funny part!)

    Michelle -- loved the post. And Tahereh, um. What would our Just for Smiles section be without you? (Besides empty.) <33333 back at you.

    Natalie -- thanks for the link! Already added something from there for NEXT week.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!


  9. WOWEE! What a line-up! Thx for linking to me! Off to click away!

  10. Martina and Marissa, thanks for this amazing list. And thanks for my two links! I appreciate it.

    I want you to know how helful these Friday posts are. I now plan them in to my weekend reading routine. You two make a difference in this community...I hope you realize that!

  11. Our pleasure, Christina and Julie! And Julie, thank you so much for saying so. We hope we can help. So many people in this community reach out, and we have gotten so much from reading other blogs, that we truly hope to give something back.


  12. Thanks for the shout-out! What a fantastic, comprehensive list.

  13. What a tremendous list of resources!! Like I don't have enough to read already and now this. I'll have to check out at least a few of these.

    Tossing It Out

  14. Wow! That's a pretty extensive list. This will be very useful. I'm particularly interested in 6 Personality Types Who Will Fail as Writers. I'm quite afraid to read it actually as I already feel my over-sensitivity to criticism may be a huge drawback. Anything about developing a thick skin? ;D

  15. Annie, Arlee, hope you find something helpful in there!

    Karen, don't worry! The more criticism you get, the more you will be able to get past it. The hard part with criticism for me is often looking past the delivery to what is really being said. It's also important to get a lot of different input. Sometimes, the criticism doesn't quite make sense, but points to another problem in that specific area. of the manuscript. Don't know if any of this makes sense, but focus on looking past the criticsm to the manuscript and what it will become. Whatever you do, keep going. Look at the Wow Weds posts our guest authors have done--that's the most common theme. Keep writing. Keep believing in yourself!


  16. Thank you for taking time for my blog, I appreciate it :). If you need illustrating feel free to mail me.

    Best regards


  17. Great link line-up. I know how much works goes into compiling something like that. It's much appreciated :)

  18. Wow, I can see where my day's going to go :-)

  19. WOW! Another great post full of awesome linkage. I don't know how you guys do it every week! But thank you so much!
    And thanks for the shout out!

  20. That's a lot of good links.
    Thanks for commenting on my book trailer. CassaStar is adult sci-fi, but it's also a coming of age story.


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