Saturday, February 16, 2013

4 This Week for Writers 2/16/13

Getting Published

5 Hilarious Reasons Publishers Rejected Classic Best-Sellers
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

The Modifier Zone Redux
from Hey, There's A Dead Guy in the Living Room

The Self-Publishing Stigma – is it really gone?
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

PiƱatas and Other Rejection Fun
from Operation Awesome

Love Scene Workshop ... critiques by Summer Heacock
from Brenda Drake . . . under the influence of coffe

8 Ways to Be a Happy Author
from Rachelle Gardner

Recipe for a Successful Synopsis
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

Is Your Agent an Asset?
from Behler Blog

Query Diaries
from The Emperor of Ice Cream

February Secret Agent Early Info
from Miss Snark's First Victim

The Greenhouse Funny Prize 2013
from Sarah's Blog

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…to Be Published
from The Kill Zone

Dealing with Rejection – Part 2
from All Write - Fiction Advice

What Agents Are Chirping About
from Falling Leaflets

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! A Path To Publishing
from JILL CORCORAN BOOKS

Rome wasn’t built in a day (A.K.A. It takes years...
from Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog

An agent has opened the door to conversation. Now...
from Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog

The Red Pen: When to revise your manuscript and when...
from Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog

When the Right One Comes Along
from Writer Unboxed

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

On "Winning" Publishing
from Lisa and Laura Roecker


Writing Craft

Why Writing Requires Trust
from Natalia Sylvester

Why Cliffhangers Keep Readers in Your Raft
from Men with Pens

The Art of Procrastination and How to Use it to Your...
from Men with Pens

I Love You: A Subject-Object Valentine
from Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Bett

5 Uncommon Figures of Speech to Spice Up Your Writing...
from Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Bett

Now You Can Revise, Conclusion: You’re a Poet But...
from Cockeyed Caravan

1st Energetic Marker & Major Turning Point in Your...
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

How To Write Short Stories
from Karen Woodward

What Dan O'Bannon said about what a story is
from Time to Write

Decluttering for Writers (and Other Writerly Chores)
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Laura Lascarso: Love Hurts
from Literary Rambles

Using Commas, Since They’re Needed
from Live Write Thrive

How to Fill the Creative Well with a Well-Timed Rest...
from How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book

Book Blog: Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
from YA Muses

The Art of Writing: From Rough Draft to Final
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Grammar Rules and Punctuation Writing Resources
from eBook Crossroads Blog

How can I become a freelance editor?
from Chip MacGregor .com

How a great story can change the world
from The Kill Zone

Writing Authentic Emotion Podcast
from The Bookshelf Muse

Do We LOVE Writing? Reflections on Cupid's Holiday
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Literary Boyfriends: How to Write Them
from YA Stands

5 Reasons Why Readers Love Your Story
from Writer Unboxed

An Argument for Steff
from Amanda Hocking's Blog

What to Do When Your Christmas Tree Wants a Bass Boat
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

There's No Such Thing As A Real Pantser, Or A Real...
from Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

The Hardest Writerly Truth Of Them All
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Next Great Baker and Building Characters
from Magical Words

String Shots Together to Make Dynamic Scenes
from Live Write Thrive

Love Story or Romance?
from Novel Matters

Book Blog- Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for...
from YA Muses

The Free Online Conference for Indie Writers
from Author Heather McCorkle

When Your Car is Broken, Do You Take It To A Plummer?...
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Enemies of the Art Part 7–Failure to Focus
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

The Joys of Scrivener. And Cake.
from Operation Awesome

Writing Advice in Tweet Form
from Nathan Bransford, Author

Truth & The Thinking Writer
from Words on Words by Maggie Stiefvater

Does Techspeak Harm Our Writing Skills?
from GalleyCat

Be Your Most Entertaining Self
from Kidlit

Enemy of the Art Part 6—The Land of Good Enough
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Event Report: Austin SCBWI Regional Conference
from Cynsations

Promise of the Premise
from Magical Words

The Use of Objects to Evoke Emotion
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

Writing a Book Will Not Change Your Life
from GalleyCat

How can I create great characters?
from Chip MacGregor .com

Analyzing Story Structure
from Karen Woodward

Answers to Questions About Tense
from Daily Writing Tips

25 Things You Should Know About Narrative Point-Of-View
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Metaphoric Spaces: Magic, Technology and "Big Issues"...
from TalkToYoUniverse

Three Dynamic Ways to Open Your Story
from Blood-Red Pencil

Craft Book Connoisseur
from Ingrid's Notes

The Most Important Quality In Best Selling Authors
from Author, Jody Hedlund

Write Like You Mean It
from Writer Unboxed

Magic In Odd Places
from Magical Words

How can I find my writing voice?
from Chip MacGregor .com

Physical Attributes Entry: Stomach
from The Bookshelf Muse

8 Tips For Finding The Motivation To Write
from Karen Woodward

Structuring Your Story’s Sequels, Pt. 10: Options...
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

On Subtext
from Brooklyn Arden

The Trouble With Adverbs
from Karen Woodward

MQD – Loving Your Writing! Part 2
from Wavy Lines

Dumping The Info Dumps
from The Bookshelf Muse

Inspired Openings: Christine Johnson
from Adventures in YA Publishing

The U.S. Tax Treaty for Writers and Illustrators
from Stina Lindenblatt

Why you should never, ever use two spaces after a period
from Slate.Com

Behind the scenes look at the development of a picture book
from Steven Salerno


News and Trends


3 Quick Ways to Find Hidden Guest Blogging Opportunities
from Copyblogger

DoJ Clears Random House, Penguin Merger
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Why ready access to books is just as important as...
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Teen Trend: Instagram
from YA Confidential

The only things I’ll (hopefully) say on the issue...Amazon to Sell USED eBooks?
from BookBaby Blog

“Will the spec script rise again in Hollywood?”
from Go Into The Story

How EBook Readers Shop And The Importance Of Sampling
from Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Random takes four at PPC awards
from Bookseller news

Shortlists revealed for Waterstones Children's Book...
from Bookseller news

'Anti-gay' Superman row grows
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

*THE FINEPRINT INTERNSHIP: A Novel Nonfiction Experience...
from Janet Reid, Literary Agent

WRITING ON THE ETHER: Flying Futurists
from Jane Friedman

Lee Child gets away with major crime writing award
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Lampard signs with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
from Bookseller news

Series of Promotions at Penguin
from GalleyCat

And the Winner of the Really Short Story Contest is...
from The Other Side of the Story

The Future of Literary Agents: ‘Publishing Is a Team...
from GalleyCat

Jim Hanas Named Director of Audience Development at...
from GalleyCat

Let's Talk about Sex, Baby: Girls + Sexuality + YA
from YA Highway

Valiska Gregory Wins the Jane Yolen Mid-List Author...
from The Official SCBWI Blog

Amazon Kindle Books by Category [Infographic]
from Nick's Writing Blog


Bookstores could charge for browsing
from The Bookseller



Networking and Promotion

How to Produce and Distribute Your Own Audiobook
from BookBaby Blog
6 Ways to Find an Audience that Hangs on Your Every...
from Copyblogger

Linking to Booksellers and Affiliate Programs 101
from QueryTracker Blog

The Best Way to Build an Author Website
from Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Author Copies
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Guest Author Elizabeth Arroyo: Building a Street Team
from The Other Side of the Story

CHUCK SAMBUCHINO INTERVIEW AND CREATE YOUR WRITER...
from Literary Rambles

Amazon Numbers
from A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

7 Ways to Promote Your Book with Vine
from BookBaby Blog

Marketing and Blogging Tips from Shawn Hansen, The...
from Enter the Between

Why Author's Make eBooks Free
from Author Heather McCorkle

Back-to-Business: TYPES OF MARKETING
from Writer on the Side

How to Fall in Love with Your Blog Again
from Copyblogger



Books and Giveaways

INDIE-Kissing Blogfest and My MEGA HUGE "Love to Write" Giveaway!
from The Sharp Angle

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

Cover Reveal: Deception by CJ Redwine (plus international...
from Latest blog entries

The sequel to The Raven Boys is ...
from Words on Words by Maggie Stiefvater

Blog Tour: Sarah Dessen’s THE MOON AND MORE
from The Story Siren

Are these the 50 most influential books by women?
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

COVER REVEAL: ICE DOGS by Terry Lynn Johnson
from ROOTS IN MYTH

Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan
from Stacked

New YA Releases: February 12, 2013
from Novel Novice

Book Review: Arcadia Burns by Kai Meyer
from Novel Novice

{Book Blast + Giveaway} A Touch Menacing
from Oasis for YA

"Best of" 2012 Lists Revisited: How Do YALSA's "Best...
from Stacked

Hardcover to Paperback: Six to Consider
from Stacked

This Week's Bestsellers: February 11, 2013
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

win a signed ARC of Shattered Pillars by Elizabeth...
from Et in arcaedia, ego.

Requiem by Lauren Oliver
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

ELSIE CHAPMAN INTERVIEW AND DUALED GIVEAWAY
from Literary Rambles

Getting a Digital Autograph with Authorgraph
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Other Weekly Roundups

Twitterific
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Cynsational News and Giveaways
from Cynsations

Field Trip Friday
from YA Highway

4 comments:

  1. Wow! Share your secret how you read so many blogs. Thanks for all the links and for including Literary Rambles.

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  2. I agree with Natalie--you are SUPERWOMAN!

    I have a HUGE giveaway (for writers!) going on this weekend, through Sunday night, if you wouldn't mind adding it to your list. Thanks!

    http://www.lydiasharp.blogspot.com/2013/02/indie-kissing-blogfest-and-my-mega-huge.html

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  3. Tucking in with a trenta size Starucks and my laptop.

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