Saturday, January 19, 2013

3 This Week for Writers 1/12/13-1/18/13

Getting Published

Agent Ethics: Schmagents and "Pre-shopping"
from Jennifer Represents...

Book Country Adds Free Self-Publishing Option
from GalleyCat

The Top 10 Query Letter Tips for Cretins
from .W.I.P. It

Decoding Query Rejections
from Rachelle Gardner

Design a Book Cover for Less than $50
from Writer Unboxed

Faking It: Making Our Actions Count
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

Directory of ePublishers: eBook Publishers, Electronic...
from eBook Crossroads Blog

ePublisher Services: eBook Design, Cover Art, Publicity...
from eBook Crossroads Blog

What Flavor Of Publishing Will You Choose?
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

How To Publish A Book 101
from The Creative Penn

Reasons You Want an Agent (That You Haven't Heard...
from Invincible Summer

Crash Course: Submitting your Novel
from Excuse Editor

What is the Role of an Agent?
from Chip MacGregor .com

HarperCollins Children’s Books
from Dark Angel Fiction Writing Blog

10 Tips for Querying an Agent
from Dark Angel Fiction Writing Blog

Guest Blogger: Ryan Sullivan on Query Writing
from Literary Rambles

Agent and Author, Mandy Hubbard
from Dark Angel Fiction Writing Blog

How to Write a Query Letter
from Writer Beware® Blogs!

What agents want: the SCBWI Agents Party
from Notes from the Slushpile

How to Write a Query Letter
from Nathan Bransford - Literary Agent

Agent Spotlight: Michelle Humphrey
from Literary Rambles

WriteOnCon Pitch Fest News!
from Mundie Moms

Legit vs. Non-Legit Agents
from Nathan Bransford, Author

How much money does a publisher invest in marketing...
from Chip MacGregor .com

Agent News/Tips via Twitter (and the BEST way to brag...
from Falling Leaflets

Introducing the Query/Blurb Exchange Club!
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

What do Book Editors Want in 2013?
from GalleyCat

Agent Secrets–Do Writers Need an Agent in the New...
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Interview with Agent Julia A. Weber
from YA Stands

What Is It That Catches My Attention In That Initial...
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

New agent alert: Brooks Sherman
from Buffy's write zone

Self-Published Authors Need Success to Begin
from online.wsj.com

The key to a synopsis is to forget your book
from Help! I Need a Publisher!

How to Write a Logline
from Denise Jaden

Agent Spotlight: Karen Grencik
from Literary Rambles


More On Queries - An extension of what Jessica Faust...
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

The Archaic Query
from BookEnds, LLC — A Literary Agency

Super-Powered Book Proposals Secret #3: Always Evaluate...
from There Are No Rules

How to Think Like a Publisher
from Ingrid's Notes

Agent Advice: Adam Friedstein of Anderson Literary...
from Guide to Literary Agents

New Web Directory Helps Freelancers Manage Their Reputations...
from ReadWriteWeb

The Agent Story--PART 1
from Invincible Summer

WRITERS CONFERENCE TIPS--10 Dos and Don'ts
from Anne R. Allen's Blog

The Pain of the Pitch
from Writer Unboxed

A Note About Reading Queries
from • Weronika Janczuk - Writer & Literary Agent

What My Husband Thinks a Query Letter Should Say
from Frolicking through Cyberspace

New Agent Alert: Jason Pinter of Waxman Literary Agency
from Guide to Literary Agents


The Book Shelf Test or How to Research Your Market...
from PhD2Published


News and Trends

Publishing Pulse: January 18, 2013
from QueryTracker Blog

News you can use...
from Justine Dell--official blog

Carnegie Mellon Professor: ‘Piracy Harms Sales’
from GalleyCat

New Scams Preying On Writers Who Are Struggling Financially
from Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

The SFF Weekly Round-Up 17/01/13
from Fantasy Faction

Are We Turning Into A Culture of Picky Readers?
from Author, Jody Hedlund

Authors Guild Criticizes Conde Nast Freelancer Contract
from GalleyCat

Venerable Vanity Publisher Vantage Press Closes Its...
from Writer Beware ® Blogs!

Reading Fiction in Schools
from The Kill Zone

With Great Writing Comes Great Responsibility
from Writer Musings

Alert: UK Speaker Scam Targets Writers (and Others)
from Writer Beware ® Blogs!

Are There More Writers Than Readers?
from Author, Jody Hedlund

Contemporary YA for Boy Audiences
from Kidlit

The Changing Model of Publishing
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

What if There Were No Money in Writing?
from Rachelle Gardner

Book promotion sure ain’t what it used to be
from www.dystel.com

Q&A: National Book Award Un-Nominee, Lauren Myracle,...
from www.vanityfair.com

Kidlit News Quickie Round-up
from Inkygirl: An Illustrated Guide For Writers

Sometimes Good Writing Isn't Enough
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

This Week in Clusterfuck, brought to you by the National...
from libba-bray.livejournal.com

What The Agents Are Chirping About~ Mid-Month Tweets
from Falling Leaflets

Putting the A in YA
from Glass Cases

Get a book, make a donation
from Janet Reid, Literary Agent

Laura Miller Calls National Book Awards Irrelevant
from GalleyCat

Why Is Dark YA So Popular?
from www.sfsignal.com

Writing on the Ether
from Jane Friedman


Simon & Schuster Launches Book Club Site on Facebook
from GalleyCat

When the scams get desperate…
from Behler Blog

How to get your kid to be a fanatic reader - CNN.com
from edition.cnn.com

The Agent-Publisher Business Model: New Approaches...
from www.publishingtrends.com

Los Angeles Review of Books Taps YA Authors for Banned...
from GalleyCat

LGBT* YA
from YA Confidential


Writing Craft

What's your theme?
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Ernest Hemingway And The Purpose Of Writing
from Karen Woodward

The Hierarchy of Clarity
from Storyfix.com

Storytelling and Role-Playing
from From the Write Angle

5 Tips for Writing and Marketing Young Adult / Teen...
from The Creative Penn

Friday Speak Out!: Remember to Read, guest post by...
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Finding the Key Conflicts in Your Story--How to Sift...
from How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book

Better Plotting: 7 Ways Your Characters Can Screw...
from The Other Side of the Story

The Writer I want to be
from ROOTS IN MYTH

Plot vs Story
from Writer Unboxed

Improving Your Writing
from YA Stands

I've Read That Before Guest Blog by Anne Elisabeth...
from Where Fantasy and Love Take Flight

5 Elements of Story Structure
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

The 7 Point Plot System aka Save the Cat for Pantsers
from Liz Writes Books

Save the Cat Summer: Word Counts, Page Counts, and...
from Liz Writes Books

Revising Your Manuscript And Building Suspense: Making...
from Karen Woodward

How to Test for Hyphenation in Phrasal Adjectives
from Daily Writing Tips

Douglas Wynne: The Terribleminds Interview
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Character Voices
from Blood-Red Pencil

Mitali Perkins Shares Ten Tips On Writing Race in...
from The Official SCBWI Blog

Why is it so hard to be a writer and read?
from Steph Bowe's Hey! Teenager of the Year

Exploring the Story Network III
from Stavros Halvatzis

Exploring the Story Network I
from Stavros Halvatzis

Exploring the Story Network II
from Stavros Halvatzis

Tuesday Ten: How to Write When You Aren’t in the Mood
from Cheryl Reif Writes

Gina Robinson on the Creative Spark
from BookEnds, LLC — A Literary Agency

8 Ways to Organize Your Brain
from Wendy Paine Miller ~ thoughts that move

Einstein and Fairy Tales
from Novel Matters

Why You Should Critique Other People's Queries
from QueryTracker Blog

The Most Annoying Type of Story Conflict
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Writing lessons learned from WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE
from Julie Musil

Embracing Your Own Voice
from YA Highway

Too Many Rules, Too Little Romance
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Don't Get Hung Up On Technique
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Want Agents to Read Your Novel? Do This First
from Write It Sideways

Passion in Your Characters Equals Passion in Your...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Three Acts, Three Risks
from edittorrent

Character Development Tips
from Mystery Writing is Murder

5 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers
from Daily Writing Tips

Authoress Editing Services
from Miss Snark's First Victim

Watch out for ING. It may be weaken-ing your story.
from TalkToYoUniverse

What Writers Can Learn from Downton Abbey
from Nathan Bransford, Author

Character Development Series: Question #4 - Creating...
from Seeking the Write Life

Writers who Hoard
from Writer Unboxed

Four Ways to Pre-Write Your Scenes
from The Other Side of the Story


How much information do you need to give your readers?
from Time to Write

NaNoWriMo Tip #1: Read 30 Tips from Last Year
from GalleyCat

A Writer's Notebook Trap
from Julie Musil

Guest Author Cheryl Rainfield: Bringing Tension and...
from The Other Side of the Story


Networking and Promotion


The Evolving World of Publishing: What authors must...
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG


Thursdays with Amanda: Dispelling the Top 5 Facebook...
from Chip MacGregor .com

Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of...
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

Considerations When Choosing Our Author Name
from Mystery Writing is Murder

What Is Your Web Presence?
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

The Most Powerful Social Media Tool for Building an...
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

The Most Powerful Social Media Tool for Building an...
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Creating Your CCSS-Aligned Curriculum Guide: Part...
from JILL CORCORAN BOOKS

Top 10 Things One Writer Learned About Social Media...
from Mystery Writing is Murder

How Writers Can Benefit from a Negative Book Review
from BookBaby Blog

Michael: 5 Tips for School Visits
from Crowe's Nest

Matthew Turner: Using A Short Story To Rock My Novel
from The Bookshelf Muse

Lisa Schroeder's Timeline and Checklist for a YA or...
from The Official SCBWI Blog

Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of...
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

Inkygirl Golden Cupcake Award: Writer's Knowledge...
from Inkygirl: An Illustrated Guide For Writers

A Cover That Sells
from The Blood-Red Pencil

Author Questionnaire
from Caroline by line

7 Things I've Learned So Far (a satire), by Patricia...
from Guide to Literary Agents

5 thoughts on book promotion
from The Intern

Marketing Strategies for Writers
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Making a Living at Writing
from Chip MacGregor .com

Christopher Cheng: A Step by Step Guide To Making...
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

How Book Club Readers (and Bookstores) Can Drive Success
from There Are No Rules

Various and Sundry
from Kiersten Writes

The Woman Who Paid Models to Read Her Book
from GalleyCat

Why Inbound Marketing Makes Sense
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

Various and Sundry
from Kiersten Writes

What You Can Do: Twelve Easy Steps (Rerun)
from Pimp My Novel

Jill Alexander and Michael Bourret: Your Manuscript...
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

Why Inbound Marketing Makes Sense
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

7 Secrets to Getting into Libraries
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

7 Secrets to Getting into Libraries
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

How To Plan A Virtual Book Launch Party
from ezinearticles.com

Top Twenty-Six Places Where Your Book Should Be
from The LL Book Review

From freemium to paid: the new marketing model
from Time to Write

Jill Alexander and Michael Bourret: Your Manuscript...
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

Leverage Relationships to Sell More Books
from Writers in the Sky E-zine

Planning a Book Tour
from Mystery Writing is Murder

8 Secrets for Getting into Bookstores
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

5 Ways to Use Book Trailers to Drive Sales
from There Are No Rules

Author Media Kits: 12 Things to Include & Making a...
from selfpublishingteam.com

Ten Things to Consider AFTER Your First Book Deal...
from Hilary Wagner

WriteOnCon favorites: Author Branding by Shelli Johannes-Wells
from Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.

Pushing Through Promotion
from The Blood-Red Pencil

A Proactive Approach to Promoting Your Writing
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Mickey Hess Promises to Blurb Any Book in 24 Hours...
from www.mediabistro.com

How Much Does a Writer Make?
from The Rejecter

Can Writers Market Themselves Without Making Eyes...
from Author, Jody Hedlund

A Target on Your Back
from Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent


Books and Giveaways

New Voice: Erica Lorraine Scheidt on Uses for Boys
from Cynsations

15 Perfect Tea and Book Pairings.
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
from Writer Musings

Jewish Book Council Picks the Jewish Book of the Year
from GalleyCat

Bird Nerd Giveaway!
from Tracy Edward Wymer

A Memory of Light Debuts at No. 1 on NYT Best Sellers...
from GalleyCat

30 Days of Bookery, day 13: Win a copy of Magic Under...
from Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.

Book Blog - HOW TO CHANGE A LIFE by Sara Zarr
from YA Muses

Feature Friday: Bookcases (86)
from WORD for Teens

Glitch by Heather Anastasiu: Review
from Emily's Reading Room

Book Review: Jen Turano's A Change in Fortune and...
from AuthorCulture

DREAMING OF BOOKS GIVEAWAY HOP
from Literary Rambles

Follow Friday(30)
from The Bookshelf Review

Review: The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier @DuttonBooks
from Candace's Book Blog

Amazing samplers and 4 chances to win!
from Laura Pauling

New YALit Releases 1/19-1/25 Plus ASUNDER Giveaway...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

DREAMING OF BOOKS GIVEAWAY HOP IS POSTED
from Literary Rambles

Clockwork Princess Teaser: Will & Tessa
from Mundie Moms

Book Review: Prodigy by Marie Lu
from Novel Novice

WHAT I'M READING: LITTLE BROTHER by Cory Doctorow
from ROOTS IN MYTH

Two ARC's Giveaway
from The Bookshelf Review

Guest Interview with Beth Revis
from The League of Extraordinary Writers

Strange, Unusual & Completely Unique! My Review of...
from Candace's Book Blog

Character Bucket List: Nancy Kress with Amy and Kayla...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Bookanistas: CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein
from Writer on the Side

30 Days of Bookery, day 12: Win an ARC of Let the...
from Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.

Seraphina
from WORD for Teens

Best Mystery Books of 2012
from GalleyCat

Novel Novice’s Three Year Anniversary Contest
from Novel Novice

30 Days of Bookery, day 11: Win a copy of Wayfarer...
from Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.

New YALit Releases 1/11-1/18 Plus Five Giveaways
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Cynsational News & Giveaways
from Cynsations

Giveaway: Pulse ARC!
from Katie's Book Blog

Blog Tour: Falling for You by Lisa Schroeder & Giveaway
from The Story Siren

Signed Books Giveaway: Keeping Up with the Smiths
from Cynsations

Blog Tour: The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell, Book...
from Mundie Moms

Doing Contests Write
from From the Write Angle

Query Contest Update
from Confessions

Shatter Me Stream of Consciousness Writing Contest
from Novel Novice

NEW SUBMISSION WINDOW TIMES
from Miss Snark's First Victim

Author Interview: Anna Carey & Giveaway
from The Story Siren

Contest Monday! Happy Halloween!
from Sisters in Scribe

Freebie Friday: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
from Mundie Moms

Giveaway Time: Destined by P.C. and Kristin Cast
from /- LA FEMME READERS -/

Halloween Spooktacular Contest with Natalie Lakosil
from elizabethbriggs.blogspot.com

First Page and Giveaway: THE PRINCESS CURSE
from First Page Panda

Ten Literary Questions: A Contest
from documentdriven.com

Book Tour: Bridger by Megan Curd Excerpt and Giveaway!
from Candace's Book Blog


Other Weekly Round-Ups

Cynsational News by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Twitterific by Elizabeth S. Craig

Field Trip Friday by YA Highway

3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for posting all these links. They are awesome and I know must have taken you a lot of time. Thanks for posting the Literary Rambles links too.

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  2. Great links! Wow - that's a lot of time to get these linked and organized!!! Thanks for including a couple of From the Write Angle links! :)

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  3. Holy links! It's going to take me a month to read them all. I'm definitely come back. It's like one stop shopping. :D

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