Saturday, December 29, 2012

6 This Week for Writers 12/22-12/28

Hi everyone! I really, really wanted to resurrect the weekly round-up of articles for writers, and Martina graciously said I could. Since this is my first week posting, I'm going to cheat a little and sneak in a few links from earlier in December. Enjoy!


Is Your Manuscript Ready To Submit?  - Mary Keeley at Books & Such Literary gives you ten things to address before submitting.

What I Learned From 10 Queries in 10 Tweets - lessons learned from Sara Megibow's #10queriesin10tweets.

Successful Query Letters - Galley Cat links to 23 query letters that worked.

Writing Groups: A Field Guide - Jane Lebak talks about writing groups on the Query Tracker blog.

K.M. Weiland's Structuring Your Story's Scenes:
Part 1 - Mastering the Two Different Types of Scenes
Part 2 - The Three Building Blocks of the Scene 
Part 3 - Options for Goals in a Scene 

Unleashing the Internal Editor: A Self-Editing Checklist - Jody Hedlund shares the checklist she uses when editing.

How I Fast Draft - Leigh Ann at YAMisfits talks about fast drafting.

Is Hubris Holding You Back? - Lorin Oberweger guest posts on Writer Unboxed about ego.

How an Agent Spends Her Holidays - Stacey Donaghy of Corvisiero Literary Agency tells about her holidays. 

Pub Crawl's Best of 2012 - a round-up of the best posts on Publishing Crawl this year.


Read with Purpose  - DIYMFA posts their best articles on how to read like a writer.

Underrated YA Books of 2012 - a list of books that didn't get as much attention as they deserved this year.

Other Weekly Round-Ups

Twitterific 12/23/12 by Elizabeth Craig 

Cynsational News & Giveaways by Cynthia Leitich Smith 

Do you have any great links you want to share? Suggestions for things you would like to see on this weekly post? Let us know in the comments!


  1. Thanks so much for bringing this feature back, Jan. I love that you are doing this. And I love these posts :)

  2. Yay! I hope this feature stays around for 2013.

  3. These look fabulous! I can't wait for the kiddo's naptime so I can look over them. Thanks so much for gathering the articles in one place :)

  4. Yay! I had a blogging friend who did these kinds of posts with writerly links for the week, and she stopped. I'm so glad to find another blog that will be doing it. It was a way for me to find new writing resources and also kept me motivated.

    Thanks so much for doing it!

    Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

  5. Yeah! I'm so glad you resurrected this awesome feature! I always loved it.


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