Saturday, January 26, 2013

3 This Week In Writing 1/26/2013

Getting Published


Agent Spotlight: Laurie McLean
from Literary Rambles

Thursday Night at the Question Emporium
from Janet Reid, Literary Agent

Where Kristin Discusses The Importance Of Metadata
from Pub Rants

What I Look For In A Submission
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Interview with Agents Ella Diamond Kahn and Bryony...
from YA Stands

Creating Your Literary Ecosystem: The 10 Elements...
from BookBaby Blog

You Have The Tools, But You Need To Use Them
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

The Dare to Dream ... Change the World Annual Writing...
from JILL CORCORAN BOOKS

Deciding Between Traditional and Self-Publishing
from Rachelle Gardner

PITCH WARS is on!
from Brenda Drake Writes . . . under the influence o

Secret Agent Unveiled: Caryn Wiseman
from Miss Snark's First Victim

Skinny Fiction! This is so cool!
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

A Rejection Doesn't Mean The Industry Is Out To Get...
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

On Scouting
from The Emperor of Ice Cream

MMGM - A CONTEST
from Book Dreaming

Indie vs. Traditional: Round 2!
from Paranormal Point of View

How Much Can You Really Tell From a Query?
from QueryTracker Blog

Conference Connoisseurship
from Jane Friedman

Announcing New Online Master Class in Plotting from Cheryl Klein!
from Brooklyn Arden

Peep around the Greenhouse Literary door
from Sarah's Blog

About My Query: THE NAMELESS WARRIOR
from kt literary

Query Roundup 1/18
from Confessions



Writing Craft

7 tips for staying motivated by self-created deadlines
from Jenna Avery

How to get your novel or screenplay character deeper...
from Time to Write

Writing a Premise Statement--Why This Tip from Screenwriters...
from How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book

Mystery, Magic, and the Aha! of the Reveal
from Blood-Red Pencil

Should Writers “JUST” Write?
from Writer Unboxed

WOW Wednesday - On Failing to be Perfect by Michelle...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Researching Your Novel: Dos and Don'ts
from QueryTracker Blog

Arrogance vs Hope – The Writer’s Mindset
from The Bluestocking Blog

Mixed emotions
from edittorrent

WOW Wednesday: Celia Rees on Updating Old Ideas to...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Carpe Annum--Seize the Year! We Can All Be Astonishing
from Novel Matters

My Writing Routine, aka Always
from YA Muses

25 Hard Truths About Writing
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Plural But Singular in Construction
from Daily Writing Tips

The Magic Of Stephen King: A Sympathetic Character...
from Karen Woodward

Writing, Illustrating And Marketing Books For Kids...
from The Creative Penn

Wednesday Writing Workouts - a new offering from Teaching...
from The Official SCBWI Blog

When It Feels Like You've Given Up The Dream
from YA Highway

6 Reasons I Stop Reading (And How to Avoid Them)
from Anna Staniszewski

Is Your Research Showing?
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Breaking Down Story Structure: MORNING GLORY, Act...
from Lydia Sharp, author

Megan: Mentor Texts - A Wrinkle in Time
from Crowe's Nest

5 Examples of the Need for Multiple Hyphenation
from Daily Writing Tips

Cut the Flab—Make Every Word Count
from The Editor's Blog

Writing Boo Radley
from AuthorCulture

Characters Who Surprise Us
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Simile Fever Spreads Like Wildfire
from Writer Unboxed

In the Quagmire of the First Draft
from YA Muses

8 Genres. 8 Experiences.
from Wendy Paine Miller ~ thoughts that move

Guest Author Michael Kinn: ­­Muzzle Your Inner Magician
from The Other Side of the Story

25 Things Non-Writers Don't Know
from Justine Dell--official blog

Hey, Y'all: Dialects and Slang
from From the Write Angle

Answers to Questions About Abbreviations
from Daily Writing Tips

Fleshing Out Your Protagonist: Creating An Awesome...
from Karen Woodward

How to create vivid characters for your novel or screenplay
from Time to Write

How Can We Avoid Cookie-Cutter Writing?
from Author, Jody Hedlund

Cynthia Leitich Smith's Great Resources for Writers...
from The Official SCBWI Blog

What I Learned While Writing My First Sequel
from The Lucky 13s

Three Ways Cause and Effect Can Build Your Story
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Walking in your character’s shoes: Writing with authenticity
from The Book Deal: A Publishing Blog for Writers and

5 Tips to Create a Page-Turning Plot
from Mystery Writing is Murder

How to Write Powerful Endings
from Stavros Halvatzis

4 Benefits of Listening to Your Characters
from .W.I.P. It

Keeping Your Promise
from Blood-Red Pencil

3 Ways to Change Your Thinking Today
from Rachelle Gardner

3 tips for the multitasking writer
from Don't pet me, I'm writing

Monday Quote Day!
from Wavy Lines

How Do You Teach Writer's Instinct?
from The Other Side of the Story

Character Development Series: Question #5 - Tagging...
from Seeking the Write Life

On Following Your Unique, Creative Self
from YA Author Elana Johnson

9 Ways To Stay On The Writer’s Fast Track Once You’re On It
from Ollin Morale

Is Your Research Showing? | Write To Sell Your Book
from Diane O'Connell

The Sharp Angle: Connecting Your Opposite Turning Points In Story Structure - Part One
Lydia Sharp

The Writing Career and All the Moneys (Read this if you want to write full-time)
from Mur Lafferty




Networking and Promotion


Thursdays with Amanda: What is a Twitter Party
from Chip MacGregor .com

Blogging for Writers
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Coming soon — WU’s 2nd annual auction!
from Writer Unboxed

Behave…The Internet Never Forgets
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

Getting the Silent Treatment
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

The New Art of the Cover
from Hey, There's A Dead Guy in the Living Room

Building, not Burning, the Bridges
from YA Stands

5 Great Author Interview Practices
from BookBaby Blog

Being An Author Opens Doors You Can't Imagine
from The Indelibles

Beyond Book Rental: The Next Big Thing on Campus
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

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

Creating Your CCSS-Aligned Curriculum Guide.
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 1/7
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

Marketing Round Up (7/23)
from Market My Words

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

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

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

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


News and Trends


Kerri Kolen Heads to G.P. Putnam’s Sons
from GalleyCat

Publishing Pulse for January 25, 2013
from QueryTracker Blog

Buying is a hard thing for bookstores to do effectively,...
from The Shatzkin Files

Libraries: Good Value, Lousy Marketing
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Movie Alert: 'Beautiful Creatures'
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Delirium Trilogy Heads to the Small Screen
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

New Adult & Marketing (Author Meredeth Houston)
from S.R. Johannes

Scribner & Touchstone Publicity Departments Restructured
from GalleyCat

4 Years!
from Katie's Book Blog

Being A Hybrid
from Craic-er

Celebrate 5 Years With Us & WIN!
from The Bookshelf Muse

On gendered and group-based insults and the characters...
from WORD for Teens

53% of Library Users Want ‘A Broader Selection of...
from GalleyCat

Random House Launches BookScout App on Facebook
from GalleyCat

Plagiarism and Terrell Mims–A Chronic Case of EPIC...
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

This Service Could Dismantle Copyright Forever
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Writers beware: Sitting is the smoking of our generation!
from Go Into The Story

More book news!
from S.R. Johannes

Will Omniscient POV Ever Be Popular Again?
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

Does everyone have to be so attractive all the time?
from Steph Bowe's Hey! Teenager of the Year

Is Traditional Publishing the Raging Bull of Industry?
from The Kill Zone

Why YA?
from Unedited

Is the Internet the Death of the Novel?
from edittorrent

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

How Publishers Are Taking Advantage of New Opportunities
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

This is a Post About Literary Rape
from Words on Words by Maggie Stiefvater

41 New Bookstores Opened Last Year
from GalleyCat

This Week's Bestsellers: January 21, 2013
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

News Briefs: Week of January 21, 2013
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

The Building Blocks of Penguin Random House
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles


Books and Giveaways


An Open Letter to Laini Taylor
from We Heart YA

Egmont USA's Triple Threat Blog Tour
from Mundie Moms

30 Days of Bookery, day 19: Win a copy of The Avengers...
from Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: Cover Designer...
from Novel Novice

Thoughtful Thursday: The Year of the YA Movie Take...
from Mundie Moms

The Scholastic Spring 2013 Preview!
from Brooklyn Arden

Altered (Altered #1) by Jennifer Rush
from Katie's Book Blog

30 Days of Bookery, day 18: Win a copy of The Sweetest...
from Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.

The End is HERE: Interview & Giveaway - BOUNDLESS...
from Confessions of a Bookaholic

What I'm Reading: FERAL NIGHTS by CYNTHIA LEITICH SMITH
from ROOTS IN MYTH

Character Bucket List: Cate Tiernan
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Brain-Breaking-Books: EMPTY and HOPELESS
from christina lee

The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle
from Writer Musings

Book Trailer: Splintered by A. G. Howard
from Cynsations

Book Review: Broken by A.E. Rought
from Mundie Moms

Friday Faves: Reviews, Reviews, Reviews
from Beyond The Margins

30 Days of Bookery, day 17: Win an ARC of Mila 2.0...
from Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.

Giveaway: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead!
from Katie's Book Blog

Book Review/Blog Tour: BOUNDLESS by Cynthia Hand
from Mundie Moms

Book Review: Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
from Mundie Moms

Book Review - Double Crossed by Ally Carter
from Mundie Moms

Book Review: Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
from Novel Novice

Just One Day: Author Interview & Giveaway
from Mundie Moms

Happy Book Birthday to The Archived by Victoria Schwab...
from The Bookshelf Review

Review: Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo
from Candace's Book Blog

Book Launch: Love All by Kelly Hashway
from We Do Write

Boundless by Cynthia Hand
from The Story Siren

Tip Tuesday #152 AND GIVEAWAY OF LULA BELL ON GEEKDOM,...
from Literary Rambles

New YA Book Releases: January 22, 2013
from Novel Novice

What We Saw At Night
from WORD for Teens

TBR TUESDAY: ALTERED by Jennifer Rush
from Oasis for YA

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis + Swag Giveaway
from The Bookshelf Review

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Jon Clinch
from Writer Unboxed

Blog Tour: Prodigy by Marie Lu
from The Story Siren

LEIGH MOORE INTERVIEW AND GIVEAWAY OF ROUGE
from Literary Rambles

30 Days of Bookery Double Dip! Win an ARC of Heart...
from Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.

30 Days of Bookery Double Dip! Win an ARC of Flying...
from Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.

Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans Blog Tour: Character Interview
from Novel Novice

Bestselling Children’s Books by Self-Published Authors
from GalleyCat

Open Access Emily Dickinson Archive Coming This Fall
from GalleyCat

Pre-#NY13SCBWI Interview with Matthew Kirby
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

Saturday Situation ~ Link Up Your Reviews & Give@ways!
from Candace's Book Blog

Cover Reveal: RECLAIMED by Sarah GUILLORY
from Mundie Moms



Weekly Round-Ups

Cynsational News and Giveaways
from Cynsations

Twitterific
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Field Trip Friday
from YA Highway


3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing all the awesome links. How do you have time to read them all? I wish I could get a job reading blogs. That would be so cool and I'd start with all your links. Thanks for including Literary Rambles.

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  2. Great round-up! I'm playing blog catch up this weekend and this is a great list to reference:)

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