Saturday, February 23, 2013

2 This Week for Writers 2-23-13

Getting Published

First Five Frenzy with Laurie McLean of Larsen Pomada...
from chasingthecrazies

What Makes You a Marketable Commodity
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

To Enter or Not to Enter?
from Chip MacGregor .com

Co-Agents and why they rock
from @KOrtizzle

How To Make A Professional Standard Print Book Interior...
from The Creative Penn

Interview with Literary Agent Jennifer Udden
from YA Stands

Grand Central Publishing to Expand Forever Imprint’s...
from GalleyCat

5 Reasons Agents Don’t Explain their Rejections
from Rachelle Gardner

Agent Spotlight: Amy Jameson
from Literary Rambles

FIRST FIVE FRENZY – Elizabeth Kracht – Kimberley Cameron...
from chasingthecrazies

Highlights from San Francisco Writers Conference
from chasingthecrazies

Perfect Your Pitch: The Short Synopsis
from WriteOnCon.com

A Bit of Secret Agent Etiquette
from Miss Snark's First Victim

PUTTING A CALL OUT FOR NEW ADULT MS
from JILL CORCORAN BOOKS

IndieRecon, Day One
from Kathryn Jankowski

How the internet is kickstarting a teen poetry revolution
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

WriteOnCon! Pitch Fest Pep Talk
from The Emperor of Ice Cream

Pitch-Writing Advice from Literary Agent Peter Knapp
from WriteOnCon.com

Independent Thinking
from Craic-er

Should the agent tell me where he sent my manuscript?
from Chip MacGregor .com

Amazon enforces its rules
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

RHCP and Movellas.com launches teen comp
from Bookseller news

How to Know When to Quit Pursuing Publication
from Author, Jody Hedlund

What the hell do you DO all day?
from Janet Reid, Literary Agent

Question from a writer - Happy with a publisher, but...
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Guest Post: Penguin Art Director Giuseppe Castellano...
from Pub(lishing) Crawl

Interview with Agent Kristin Nelson
from Pub(lishing) Crawl

What Agents Want in the First Five Pages
from Falling Leaflets

High stakes if Apple e-books antitrust case goes to...
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Query Roundup 2/15
from Confessions

A PATH TO PUBLISHING--ENTER TO WIN!!!
from Operation Awesome

The Long and Short Story of It
from Yes, This Will Be On The Test Leslie S. Rose

About My Query: EMBROL
from kt literary

Do you need a literary agent?
from Nail Your Novel

Pitch Madness ... details
from Brenda Drake . . . under the influence of coffe

How To Format The Dreaded Synopsis
from Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

How to Write a One Page Proposal
from Stavros Halvatzis

Juanita Kees - To Edit or Not To Edit
from Just Jemi

The author has four faces: A writer's survival guide
from Notes from the Slushpile

Self-Published Authors Share 5 Things They Learned...
from Live Write Thrive

Building a Better Query
from Operation Awesome

Week 1: Self-Publishing With KDP
from YA Stands

Susan Kaye Quinn and Laura Pauling Debunk Indie Publishing...
from Paranormal Point of View

Inspired Openings: Special Agent Edition
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Inspiration and Smiles


On Inspiration
from Beth Revis

Brace Yourself: Rejection Is Coming -
from Publishing Crawl via Marie Lu

Three Months Until I'm Published
from Between Fact and Fiction

Irish Customer Service
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Guest Post: Denise Dowling Mortensen on Mining Your...
from Cynsations

Great Expectations
from Claire King

WOW Wednesday: Rachel Caine on Making Mistakes
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Stuck? Five Ways to Write Forward by Rochelle Melander
from Amwriting Blog | Amwriting Blog

My crazy three years since "the call"
from Don't pet me, I'm writing

Lengthening the Chain: Part 2
from The Bookshelf Muse

Comfort Things: Writing & Revisions Cuisine
from YA Highway

Give Yourself A Celebration (Plus: Giveaway!)
from Writer Unboxed

The Brain as Grand Central Station
from Wendy Paine Miller ~ thoughts that move

Yoga for Writers by Raima Larter
from Amwriting Blog

The Secret to Writing a Novel Is . . . by Ron Vitale
from Amwriting Blog | Amwriting Blog

10 tips for finding the time, energy and motivation...
from Andrew Jack Writing

Writing Doubts: Climbing Out of the Pit
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

What Next? 15 Questions to Help you Decide Your Next...
from Fiction Notes

Flying Fingers or Tapping Toes: Art is Art is Art
from Writer Unboxed

Loss of faith
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Quote of the Week: Art & Fear
from Ingrid's Notes

How To Sell 8 Million Books
from Bestseller Labs

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

Einstein and Fairy Tales
from Novel Matters

Story Elements

Video: Metaphors in Worldbuilding
from TalkToYoUniverse

How to Revise for a Stronger Theme
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

Writing About Weather
from Artzicarol Ramblings

One key to handling exposition
from Go Into The Story

Are you good at writing characters?
from Go Into The Story


5 Tips to Effective Dialogue
from Blood-Red Pencil

A Question of Description
from Writer Unboxed

Dissecting a Bestselling Novelist's First Chapter
from Oasis for YA

2 Dialogue Tips from Studying SitComs: Just Spit it...
from Fiction Notes


Three Ways to Ground Readers in Your World
from The Other Side of the Story




Story Structure




Writing with the Snowflake
from YA Stands


Writing Vivid Scenes
from Pub(lishing) Crawl


10 Tips to Immediately Create GREAT PLOTS
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

6 Ways To Get Rid Of Infodumps At The Beginning Of...
from Karen Woodward


Plot, Story and Tension
from Karen Woodward

Guest Post: Breaking the Mould by Paul Anthony Shortt
from The Sharp Angle

Story Structure Provides A Framework For Meaning
from Karen Woodward

Conflict vs. Complication
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Good to Great: Nail a Better Concept To Empower Your...
from Storyfix.com

Editing tricks: non-linear timelines
from Andrew Jack Writing

Is the opening of your novel or screenplay like a...
from Time to Write

Six sentence story planning for pantsers.
from Andrew Jack Writing

Structuring Your Scenes, Pt. 11: Variations on the...
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Writing A Feel Good Story
from Karen Woodward

Writing Craft

Making the Pages Cry
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Getting Started in Writing – Online Workshop
from Writers Digest University

Making The Pages Cry
from The Bookshelf Muse

The Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 2/22/13
from Kami Garcia -- NYT Bestselling Author (The Beaut

Writing the Paranormal Novel – Online Workshop
from Writers Digest University

Writing the Breakout Novel – Online Workshop
from Writers Digest University

Jane Friedman: The Relationship You Have With Your...
from LEIGH BARDUGO

Visual Methods of Writing
from Mystery Writing is Murder

I Wonder, Where Is That Comma?
from Live Write Thrive

Defining the Reader Part 1
from Blood-Red Pencil

The Benefits of Talking Through Your Scenes
from The Other Side of the Story

Writing Trends
from YA Muses

Make the Reader Weep or Laugh
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

When is it overwritten?
from TalkToYoUniverse

Immaturity in Writing
from The Bluestocking Blog

5 Compound-Word Corrections
from Daily Writing Tips

Always a Beginner by LJ Cohen
from Amwriting Blog | Amwriting Blog

Book News: Defending Fiction, Tweeting Poetry
from Page-Turner

Trending - by Donna
from YA Muses

Joanna Penn's Tips For Writing Realisitic Fight Scenes
from Karen Woodward

3 Cases of Extraneous Hyphens
from Daily Writing Tips

Never Avert Your Eyes
from Ingrid's Notes

Craft Post: Anna Collomore
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Guest Author Pamela Fagan Hutchins: Dialect in Dialogue:...
from The Other Side of the Story

How To Read Like A Writer
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

3 Types of “Not Only . . . But Also” Errors
from Daily Writing Tips

Infinitives: To split or not to split
from edittorrent

Eventually you won’t be thinking about style
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Question from comments re: sequential action
from edittorrent

Screenwriting Software: Adobe Story
from Karen Woodward

Five Ways to Handle Stuff and Other Nonsense
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Guest Post: Is Scrivener Right For You? with Naomi...
from AuthorCulture

What’s In a Name?
from Blood-Red Pencil

25 Synonyms for “Deceptive” and “Fake
from Daily Writing Tips

Real Life Diagnostics: How Do I Make People Aware...
from The Other Side of the Story


News and Trends


Amazon puts FREE ebook promotion sites out of business?
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

UK literary agency partners exclusively with Amazon...
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

‘Twilight’ author Meyer plots another trilogy
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Author As Innovator: The Future of Publishing is Story,...
from Writer Unboxed

What's next for books in the digital age? Outlook...
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

60% of Audiobooks Sold Are Now Digital
from GalleyCat

A Conversation with the YA Marketplace
from YA Muses

Anti-Bullying Poem Goes Viral
from GalleyCat

Joining the publishing industry
from YA Stands

The 2013 Crystal Kite Members Choice Award Round One...
from The Official SCBWI Blog

US indies launch DRM lawsuit
from Bookseller news

EC confirms crackdown on e-book VAT
from Bookseller news

Guest Post: Teen Author Boot Camp
from YA Highway

Half of Amazon Book Sales are Planned Purchases
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Book News: Big Payouts, Fit Librarians
from Page-Turner

Pay it Forward Contest Winners
from Beth Revis

Book Deals: Week of February 18, 2013
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

What fiction trends are coming and going?
from Chip MacGregor .com

American Writers Museum to Open in Chicago
from GalleyCat

Germany backs out of World Book Night 2013
from Bookseller news

Winning Battles for Writers: National Writers Union
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

WRITING FOR TRENDS
from YA Muses

The YALSA Hub Reading Challenge, Shiny and New
from School Library Journal

Josh Boone to Direct ‘The Fault in Our Stars’
from GalleyCat

Call for LIS Student Scholarship Applications
from School Library Journal

Looking for new Intern
from S.R. Johannes

Patricia Cornwell wins $50m in damages
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

What is New Adult?
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

SFWA’s Norton Award Nominees Include Bray, Hartman,...
from School Library Journal

Solicitation Alert: Blessed Hope Publishing
from Writer Beware ® Blogs!

IndieReCon starts tomorrow
from S.R. Johannes

Winners for February Secret Agent
from Miss Snark's First Victim

The Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Honoree Profiles: Margo...
from The Official SCBWI Blog

In defense of love triangles interests
from Pub(lishing) Crawl

Publishing Pulse: 2/15/2013
from QueryTracker Blog

What’s the Buzz? Nonfiction Books for Common Core
from School Library Journal

Field Trip Friday: February 15, 2013
from YA Highway

Combat the Dangers of Sitting
from Blood-Red Pencil

Dizzy: When publishing is stranger than fiction
from Operation Awesome

TOC 2013: Startups, Sharing, And the Future of Publishing
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

News for Nerds (14)
from Katie's Book Blog

YA Inspired Art
from YA Stands

Lucy Mangan: sorrows and Amazon
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar


Networking and Promotion

Pub Rants Has Moved!!
from Pub Rants

What makes you want to comment?
from Katie's Book Blog

Guy Kawasaki’s 10 Social Media Tips for Authors
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Interview & CONTEST with author S.R. Johannes
from Oasis for YA

Why Book Sales is a Terrible Goal
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

7 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Book Sales Without Even...
from Bestseller Labs

Never Again Hate Self-Promotion
from Rachelle Gardner

All You Ever Wanted to Know About the Writing Conference...
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

How to Submit Your eBook to Pixel of Ink and BookBub
from BookBaby Blog

Stuck in Social Media Overwhelm?
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

Skype in the Classroom with Shaunda Kennedy Wenger
from Blood-Red Pencil

How to Build an Audience Using Gamification
from Copyblogger

New CONTEST announced with my Upcoming Blogging and...
from Stacey O'Neale's Site

12 Social Media Mistakes for Authors to Avoid
from Anne R. Allen's Blog

Building a Platform vs. Promoting a Book
from Rachelle Gardner

3 Simple Questions Your Website Should Answer
from Men with Pens

A different way to tell and find stories
from Time to Write

7 Libraries Of Sensational Photographs You Can Use...
from Bestseller Labs


Books and Giveaways

PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of February...
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Freebie Friday: A THANK YOU Giveaway
from Mundie Moms

Judging Young Fiction By Their Covers - Yanks vs Limeys
from Notes from the Slushpile

The Fear... of Sequels
from Candace's Book Blog

CassaStorm cover reveal!
from Laura Pauling

New YALit Releases 2/23 - 3/1 Plus WICKED KISS Giveaway
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Character Bucket List: Cecilia M. Robert and Ana Maria...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Reviews by a Real Teen: Beautiful Creatures by Kami...
from The Story Siren

Valentine's Surprise WINNERS! And Another Giveaway!
from Justine Dell--official blog

The First Step to a Quality Book–A Doubleday Editor...
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Beautiful Creatures Giveaway
from Margaret Stohl

3000 FOLLOWERS MEGA, MEGA GIVEAWAY
from Literary Rambles

February Giveaways from Chronicle Books
from School Library Journal

Pick of the Day: Just One Day
from School Library Journal

Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway - JORDYN by Tiffany King
from Confessions of a Bookaholic

Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting Tour Info & Sign-Ups
from Candace's Book Blog

TIP TUESDAY #153 AND BITOPIA GIVEAWAY
from Literary Rambles

Cynsational News & Giveaways
from Cynsations

2 ways to win 2 KOBO ereader - sponsor of IndieReCon
from S.R. Johannes

10 Classic Books You Read in High School You Should...
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

February Debut YA Novels
from Stacked

YA Book News: An Epic Week of Cover Reveals & Bookish...
from Mundie Moms

ICONS ARC Giveaway!
from Margaret Stohl

A Natural History of Dragons: giveaway, book art,...
from WORD for Teens

Review: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead!
from YA Stands

Top 10 vicious literary hatchet jobs
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

thenewno2 Giveaway (Win a GUITAR and more)
from Margaret Stohl

An Ode to the Series, Contemporary YA Style
from Stacked

Giveaway: Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer Hubbard
from The Story Siren

Cressida Cowell's top 10 mythical creatures
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

It hardly gets any better
from Carolrhoda Books Blog

Looking for Light: ‘In Darkness’ author Lake talks...
from School Library Journal

KIRKUS: TOP 10 TEEN MOVIES ADAPTED FROM GREAT BOOKS...
from Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures Movie Valentine's Day Giveaway
from Mundie Moms

Mundie Moms 4th Birthday: Birthday Bash!
from Mundie Moms

Giveaway: Signed paperback of TRY NOT TO BREATHE
from Confessions of a Bookaholic

New YALit in Stores 2/16-2/22 Plus Giveaway of THE...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Beyond The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd: YA...
from Novel Novice

{Giveaway} Mind Games by Kiersten White
from Reading Teen

Scholastic Unveils New Cover for Harry Potter & the...
from GalleyCat

Upcoming Giveaways!
from Between Fact and Fiction

Free Books for Valentine’s Day
from GalleyCat

Happy Valentine’s Day: Safe Haven Giveaway!
from The Story Siren

The Best Kind Of Valentine's Day Present... A Book!...
from The Official SCBWI Blog

Character Bucket List: Alex Lidell plus Swag Giveaway
from Adventures in YA Publishing

The Book by Jessica Bell (Review and Giveaway)
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Beyond The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd: Classic...
from Novel Novice

Colorful Personalities Brighten Book Club Conversations
from Wendy Paine Miller ~ thoughts that move

Valentine's Day Giveaway
from Amanda Hocking's Blog

New Releases & Giveaways: Feral Nights, Eternal: Zachary's...
from Cynsations

2 comments:

  1. I seriously don't know where you find the time to read all of these!!!

    Thanks for the great links. It's going to take me the weekend to read them all, but it will be worth it. :)

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  2. Whew, tons of informative and fun links! I was reading through them, and saw my own--thanks for including my post. :)

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