Saturday, February 2, 2013

2 This Week for Writers 2/2/13

Don't forget the February First Five Pages Workshop with Nikki Loftin opens today at noon eastern time!

 
Getting Published

New Year (a month late); New blog; New Adventures!
from @KOrtizzle

RE-OPENED TO SUBMISSIONS--WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR Updated...
from JILL CORCORAN BOOKS

Query CONTEST & Interview with Susan Hawk of The Bent...
from Stacey O'Neale's Site

It’s All About You: 6 Ways to Stand Out at a Writer’s...
from BookBaby Blog

letters from the query wars 2.1.2013
from Et in arcaedia, ego.

Professionally Picky
from Adventures in Agentland

Before Submitting To Anyone, Review The Submission...
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Can’t Hit Send?
from Rachelle Gardner

The Book Deal – Channeling Goldilocks
from Behler Blog

Does Story Trump Craft?
from Rachelle Gardner

Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing: Enjoy...
from Jane Friedman

A Q&A With Nelson Literary Agency's Anita Mumm
from The Other Side of the Story

Write What You Want, But Pay Attention To The Market
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

What should a good author/agent relationship look...
from Chip MacGregor .com

Michael Hauge On How To Summarize Your Novel
from Karen Woodward

Indie Vs. Traditional: Round 3
from Paranormal Point of View

Ah, Publishing, How You Have Changed
from YA Author Elana Johnson

The Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 1/25/13
from Kami Garcia -- NYT Bestselling Author (The Beaut

Query Roundup 1/25
from Confessions

Query Letters 101
from YA Stands

‘Social’ Media: If the Agents Queried You
from Writer Unboxed

In Praise of Trunk Novels?
from Agent in the Middle

Self Publishing In Print: Why I Have Returned To Printing...
from The Creative Penn

Announcing the first Pitch+250 Contest
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Should My Story Be a Memoir or a Novel?
from Word Cafe



Writing Craft

Word Count: How to Hit the Sweet Spot
from Word Cafe

The Story You’re Afraid Of . . .
from Magical Words

Is it an Author's Responsibility??
from YA Confidential

Creating Characters Kids Will Love – Online Workshop
from Writers Digest University

5 Cases for Requiring a Comma Before a Sentence Tag
from Daily Writing Tips

Unlikely Sources for Novels
from Novel Matters

Spreadsheets — The Bad and Ugly (and the Good)
from Magical Words

In Which I Disagree with Popular Opinion
from The Sharp Angle

What To Stress About Before A Book Release
from Anna Staniszewski

The Power of a Storytelling Model
from Storyfix.com

Tor UK Now Accepts Direct Submissions from Writers
from GalleyCat

Road Trip Wednesday #166: Road Warrior
from YA Highway

Hilary Mantel’s Rules For Writers
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Figment Launches James Patterson Insipired Writing...
from GalleyCat

Resistance to Maximizing Crisis
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

What To Do When Writing Gets You Down
from The Bluestocking Blog

#NY13SCBWI Conference Prep - 7 Tips To Consider......
from The Official SCBWI Blog

Description: Looking Through a Different Lens
from Words and Such

Authors, Stay Off the Page
from Blood-Red Pencil

How do you set your characters apart?: Questions to...
from YA Stands

Plot is a Four-Letter Word
from Writer Unboxed

DETERMINATION
from christina lee

Author vs. Characters: Can Our Morals Be Different?
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

Enemies of the Art Part 4—Pride
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Spreadsheets Redux — Business Deductions
from Magical Words

On Writing Love
from Magical Words

The Art of Staying Focused
from The Lucky 13s

Success Means Slaying Dragons
from YA Muses

NIAGARA WRITERS/ILLUSTRATORS RETREAT AND CONFERENCE...
from Blah Blah Blaah Blogger

More Answers to Questions About Commas
from Daily Writing Tips

Introducing the Agents and Judges for the Pitch+250...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Nancy Ellen Dodd Explains How to Write a Manuscript...
from Creative Writing Ideas Blog

Story Planning Worksheet
from Creative Writing Ideas Blog

Publishing Short Short Stories and Hybrid Genres
from Creative Writing Ideas Blog

Enemies of the Art Part 3—F.E.A.R.
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Starting with Character vs. Plot
from Anna Staniszewski

Is Your Writing a Hobby or a Business?
from QueryTracker Blog

The Storytelling Lesson In Jon Klassen’s “Stolen Hat”...
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

5 Parallelism Problems in In-Line Lists
from Daily Writing Tips

Seven Keys to Book Architecture
from The Creative Penn

Writing Rules and Fantasy – Stories Need Conflict
from Fantasy Faction

‘How could I make these characters living and lovable...
from Nail Your Novel

DECISIONS: What and How to Revise
from Fiction Notes

Defining Success
from YA Muses

Writing Tips: Abolish the Adverbs
from Writing Forward

Interpersonal Characterisation
from Blood-Red Pencil

WOW Wednesday: Laura Ellen on Using Criticism
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Plot Grids
from Musings of a Novelista

Backstory and Flashbacks Deepen Stories
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

How Does That Make You Feel? New Feature on The Character...
from The Character Therapist

8 Ways to Evict Negativity Before It Evicts You
from Wendy Paine Miller ~ thoughts that move


News and Trends

Templar Publishing Buys Piccadilly Press
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Are Small Publishers the Future of the Industry?
from GalleyCat

If Kids Are Our Future, Our Future Is Ebooks
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Your Brain Can Remember a Blog Post Better Than a...
from GalleyCat

The Death of Genre, Really?
from Novel Matters

ABC Studios Orders Pilot for Series Based on Debut...
from GalleyCat

Julie Kagawa Lands 7-Figure Deal with Harlequin Teen
from GalleyCat

10 Ways to Foster a Love of Reading
from Author, Jody Hedlund

These are a few of our favorite tropes
from YA Highway

More thoughts about the future of bookstores, triggered...
from The Shatzkin Files

At ALA, ReadersFirst Moves Forward A Notch
from PWxyz

Dryden Joins Month9Books Advisory Board
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

What Happens if Bookstores Go Away?
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

Pitch Wars! ... the winners
from Brenda Drake Writes . . . under the influence o

Closing of Bookstores May Present Bigger Challenges
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Former ICM Chief Starts New Agency
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

eBooks Now Multi-Billion Dollar Category for Amazon
from GalleyCat

2013 Newbery, Caldecott, Printz Coverage
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Who’s Reading You? Juvie LitTrends
from Words from the Woods

The 2013 ALA's Youth Media Awards are Announced!
from The Official SCBWI Blog

76% of Libraries Don’t Have Enough Computers
from GalleyCat

Reading Can Boost a Child’s IQ by More Than Six Points
from GalleyCat

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Takes 2nd Place!
from Mundie Moms

ALA Midwinter 2013: Northwest Authors and the Role...
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

On Quitting Books
from YA Confidential

To Rate, Or Not To Rate
from Writer Musings

Serious Fiction and Legitlit: Creating a Hybrid Home
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Bologna Book Fair Establishes New Prize
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Children’s & YA Hardcover Sales Up 24%
from GalleyCat

News Briefs: Week of January 28, 2013
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

From Nathan Bransford – Are you skeered of Google?
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates


Books and Giveaways

Reddit Book Exchange Now Open
from GalleyCat

Giveaway: Order of Darkness: Changeling (US Only)
from Latest blog entries

THE YEAR OF SHADOWS Cover Reveal Week - Day 3– Final...
from Mundie Moms

30 Days of Bookery, day 26: Win an ARC of The Friday...
from Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.

Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
from Frenetic Reader

Books and Movies
from YA Stands

New YALit Releases 2/2-2/8 Plus Eight Giveaways Including...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

The 7 Weirdest Sex Stories of the Ancient World
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Giveaway: The Prom Book: The Only Guide You’ll Ever...
from Latest blog entries

30 Days of Bookery, day 27: Win a copy of Claws by...
from Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.

Giveaway: Writing with a Heavy Heart (International)
from Latest blog entries

Looking for a Book to Read? Grab These Recent Award...
from Latest blog entries

30 Days of Bookery, day 25: Win an ARC of Dark Triumph...
from Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.

The 10 Most Notorious Parts of Famous Books
from PWxyz

Character Bucket List: Angel from DESERT ANGEL by...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Changeling Blog Tour: Order of The Darkness & A Giveaway
from Mundie Moms

Interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith, Review & Giveaway...
from Cynsations

Book Review: The Dead and Buried by Kim Harringto
from Mundie Moms

Young Adult Giveaway Hop ~ The Fury by Alexander Gordon...
from Candace's Book Blog

Release Day for HOOKED!
from The Lucky 13s

A SHIMMER OF ANGELS by Lisa M. Basso releases today...
from Brenda Drake Writes . . . under the influence o

The Prodigy Blog Tour!
from Mundie Moms

Cinders & Sapphires Blog Tour
from Frenetic Reader

NOBODY BUT US Release Day Giveaway!
from YA Highway

Waiting on Wednesday: The Eternity Cure
from WORD for Teens

Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed: Review
from Emily's Reading Room

COVER REVEAL: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman
from Mundie Moms

CONTEST- Win an Autographed “Beautiful Creatures”...
from Kami Garcia -- NYT Bestselling Author (The Beaut

Happy Book Birthday to Stolen Nights by Rebecca Maizel...
from The Bookshelf Review

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
from Katie's Book Blog

Salvation by Anne Osterlund
from The Story Siren

Cover Reveal: Control by Lydia Kang + Giveaway (International)
from Latest blog entries

Book Review / Giveaway: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
from Mundie Moms

30 Days of Bookery, day 23: Win a signed copy of Cinder...
from Dancing with Dragons is Hard on Your Shoes.

Blog Tour: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
from Mundie Moms

Pride & Prejudice Turns 200
from GalleyCat

The Last Dragonslayer, a Knight with Marketing Prospects
from Ink Spot Plot

Fiery Hot Reads: Review & Give@way of Between by Kerry...
from Candace's Book Blog

Review of The Drowning House by Elizabeth Black
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

MARIE LU INTERVIEW AND PRODIGY GIVEAWAY
from Literary Rambles

Reviews By A Real Teen: Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay
from The Story Siren

YA & MG Author Spotlight: Kai Strand
from Writer's Alley

Prophecy by Ellen Oh
from A Blog about Nothing

Cinders and Sapphires Blog Tour: Editor Interview
from Emily's Reading Room

ARC Giveaway!
from Justine Dell--official blog

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

This Week's Bestsellers: January 28, 2013
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin
from Fantasy Faction


Weekly Round Ups

Cynsational News & Giveaways
from Cynsations

Twitterific
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Field Trip Friday
from YA Highway


2 comments:

  1. As always a great roundup of valuable links. Thanks for including mine!

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  2. The writer's lament--so much to read, so little time! Thanks for the links, and for the mention :-)

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