Saturday, February 9, 2013

2 This Week for Writers 2/9/13

Tomorrow, we will be announcing the top 50 entries of the Pitch+250 contest. Good luck to all the entrants.

We hope that everyone in the Northeast stays safe and warm during the storm this weekend.

Getting Published

Three Two One Pitch Contest Official Entry Post
from We Do Write

Are Self-Pub Books the New Slush Pile?
from Rachelle Gardner

Interview with Agent Sara D'Emic
from YA Stands

Check Out Winning Writers: Contests and More
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

The Dreaded Synopsis
from Oasis for YA

Querying is like cooking
from YA Stands

When Someone You Know Hits the Big Time
from Seeking the Write Life

The Reality - Sometimes Things Just Don't Sell
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Lots of Opportunities with Chicken Soup for the Soul
from Nick's Writing Blog

What to Look for in a Publisher Guest Blog by Charity...
from Where Fantasy and Love Take Flight

re: My Agent Says No, I Say Yes…. Who’s Right?
from DearEditor.com

20 reasons you should sign up for IndieReCon!
from S.R. Johannes

How can I connect with literary agents?
from Chip MacGregor .com

Writers Digest Webinar 3/7
from Jennifer Represents...

NA / WE / W -- Codes translated
from @KOrtizzle

The 2013 Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

What Agents Are Doing These Days
from Rachelle Gardner

Meet the New Editors of ‘Compose’ Lit Journal
from Write It Sideways

One author’s Kickstarter experience
from Joe Wikert's Publishing 2020 Blog

Smashwords Authors Gain Seat at the Merchandising...
from Smashwords

Stop Trying to Fit Yourself into the Publishing Box...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Show Don't Tell In Those Queries
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp: The...
from Nathan Bransford, Author

What does an agent need to know?
from Chip MacGregor .com

Visit Susan at Stacey O’Neale's site and enter the...
from Bent on Books

KDP Now Paying ALL Royalties By EFT
from Catherine, Caffeinated

The Question Emporium has rare Saturday hours today
from Janet Reid, Literary Agent

What's Selling Now: Mary Brown
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

What's Selling Now: Robert Brown
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

What's Selling Now: Jon Fine
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

Patrick Collins: Creative Director at Henry Holt
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

Molly O'Neill, Editor at Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

Yolanda Scott: Editorial Director, Charlesbridge
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

Isabel Warren-Lynch: Executive Art Director at Random...
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

Nancy Siscoe, Senior Executive Editor with Knopf Books...
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

Julie Scheina: Senior Editor, Little Brown
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

Alexandra Penfold: Sparkly New Agent at Upstart Crow!
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

Jennifer Besser, Publisher at G.P. Putnam's Sons (Penguin's...
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog


Writing Craft
 
Using Camera Technique for Big Impact
from Live Write Thrive

Writing Authentic Crime: How To Get Away With Murder.
from The Creative Penn

The Hidden Power of No
from Writer Unboxed

Alternative Ways to Describe Character Reactions
from The Other Side of the Story

Reality In Romance
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Grammar lovers split over infinitives
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

The Secret to Show, Don’t Tell
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Using A Place
from Between Fact and Fiction

Worldbuilding Process: A Google+ worldbuilding hangout...
from TalkToYoUniverse

Tags, Traits And Tells (Podcast)
from Karen Woodward

15 Names and Descriptions of Effects
from Daily Writing Tips

When Characters Go Their Own Way
from Writer Unboxed

Fall or Fly?
from Magical Words

SQUIRREL!
from Operation Awesome

The Story Inside You
from Miss Snark's First Victim

5 Keys Steps to Adding Depth to Your Fictional Relationships
from The Kill Zone

How to Create a Surefire Awesome Setting
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Drawing the Reader in through Character Emotion
from QueryTracker Blog

Dig Deeper, Use Your Five Senses
from Behler Blog

Guest Author Annie Laurie Cechini: The Terrible Addiction
from The Other Side of the Story

Editing tricks
from (W)ords and (W)ardances

Building A Place
from Between Fact and Fiction

Collaborative Writing
from The Bluestocking Blog

When to look for a mentor — or not
from Jenna Avery

App Wirelessly Records Your Handwritten Notes
from GalleyCat

The Right Prepositions for Geographical Designations
from Daily Writing Tips

Margaret Peterson Haddix Keynote "Tell Me a Story"
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 9: Options for...
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton: 'It Takes...
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

10 Most Common Grammatical Errors – and How to Fix...
from Quips and Tips for Successful Writers

How to Create More Dramatic Action in Your Novel,...
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

Mo Willems' Keynote: "Writing in 4 Easy Steps, 4 Kinda...
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog

“I need a strong editor…”
from Behler Blog

Grabbing Your Reader from the Very First Line, Feb...
from JILL CORCORAN BOOKS

6 Forms of the Subjunctive Mood
from Daily Writing Tips

Filling a Need and Finding Your Niche—by L. Diane...
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Simplifying the Story Question
from Stavros Halvatzis

The Table Theory of Characterization
from Fantasy Faction

Start Small: Moving From Notebook to Story
from Jane Friedman

Improve Your Writing By Eliminating Redundancies
from Writing Forward

Verbal Deprivation
from AuthorCulture

Five Edits to Strengthen Your Writing, Right Now
from The Other Side of the Story

Bringing Your Experiences to the Table
from YA Author Elana Johnson

Inspired Openings: Anita Mumm of Nelson Literary Agency
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Three Insights for Creating Pop-Up Characters
from Wendy Paine Miller ~ thoughts that move

Scrivener or yWriter: why I use neither
from QueryTracker Blog

How Eminem Makes Me a Better Writer
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Don't Just Kill Your Darlings... Hurt Them
from The Lucky 13s

In Writing, First Do No Harm
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

How to Style Profanity
from Daily Writing Tips


News and Trends

How to be 15% happier right now
from Time to Write

Library lending figures: which books are most popular?
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Matt Haig: Why I love my library
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Terry Pratchett: 'I taught myself more in the library...
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

2013 NYC Teen Author Festival
from Here's Me Using the Word Blog in a Sentence

Barnes & Noble’s Big Problem — and What to Do About...
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Digital Sales Now 26% of Overall Revenue at Hachette
from GalleyCat

Ideas about the future of bookselling
from The Shatzkin Files

Reagan Arthur Named Publisher of Little, Brown
from GalleyCat

It Happened. I'm all Emotional about it, too.
from Here's Me Using the Word Blog in a Sentence

Sylvia Day Sold Five Million Books in Seven Months
from GalleyCat

Harry Potter Characters Critique the Super Bowl
from GalleyCat

Neil Gaiman Works with BlackBerry on Storytelling...
from GalleyCat

99-Cent Boxed Sets Lead Our Self-Published Bestsellers...
from GalleyCat

Will Book Publishers Become Irrelevant?
from Smashwords

Twitter Tuesday - Lilith St. Crow
from Mundie Moms

School district considers copyright policy that takes...
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Hachette, Penguin and Simon & Schuster Launch Bookish
from GalleyCat

Goodreads Sets New Rules About Adult Content
from GalleyCat

For Libraries, the Common Core Presents Extraordinary...
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

We children's authors are a supportive bunch, cheering...
from Notes from the Slushpile

Why I Hope You Don’t Pirate My Book
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

How EBook Readers Shop And The Importance Of Sampling
from The Creative Penn

Tomie de Paola Award Winner
from The Official SCBWI Conference Blog


Ether for Authors: What we leave behind and the death of the midlist
frin Publishing Perspectives

Beyond Wizards and Vampires, to Sex: The Rise of New Adult Lit
from New York Times

Introverted Kids Need to Learn to Speak Up at School
from The Atlantic

Phantom Bookstores
from The New Yorker

The Allure of the First Novel
from The Guardian


Books and Giveaways


Books to Watch Out For: February
from Page-Turner

How I Was Influenced by UGLIES
from The League of Extraordinary Writers

New YALit in Stores 2/9-2/15 Plus Giveaways: THE LIVES...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

The Shadowhunters World: Free App
from Mundie Moms

Red hair scare at Green Gables
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

This, Get This!
from YA Author Elana Johnson

The Gathering Dark Blog Tour: Christine Johnson's...
from Mundie Moms

Exclusive Cover Reveal: THORNHILL A Hemlock Novel...
from Mundie Moms

Friday Fronts - Cold Spell
from WORD for Teens

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis – review
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Book Giveaway: THROUGH TO YOU by Emily Hainsworth
from Sarah Ockler, Author

Character Bucket List and Giveaway from Amy McNamara
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Book Launch: Sophie's Run by Nicky Wells PLUS Giveaway
from We Do Write

Featuring KAY HONEYMAN and THE FIRE HORSE GIRL!
from ROOTS IN MYTH

Blogging In Real Life (2)
from WORD for Teens

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead
from Katie's Book Blog

The Shadowhunter's Codex Cover Reveal
from Mundie Moms

Fantasy Series Charted by Increasing Page Count
from GalleyCat

Review: As They Slip Away by Beth Revis
from The Bookshelf Review

Review and Giveaway of Heather Sunseri's Mindspeak!
from The Character Therapist

Book Review: Rise by Andrea Cremer
from Mundie Moms

Follower Love Giveaway Hop
from Candace's Book Blog

UNRAVEL ME: Author Interview / Giveaway
from Mundie Moms

25 Thoughts On Book Piracy
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Guest Post: Hysteria by Megan Miranda
from The Story Siren

Do You Judge Books by Their Covers?
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

New Voice: Miriam Forster on City of a Thousand Dolls
from Cynsations

Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead
from Katie's Book Blog

February BOOKMOBILE Book of the Month: NOBODY BUT...
from YA Highway

Book Review:CINDERS & SAPPHIRES At Somerton Series...
from Mundie Moms

Interview with Perfect Scoundrels Author ALLY CARTER!
from Mundie Moms

Book Review: Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
from Mundie Moms

This Week's Bestsellers: February 4, 2013
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

My Review: FALL FOR ANYTHING by Courtney Summers
from Erin L. Schneider

The Dragon Empire blog tour and Giveaway
from Author Heather McCorkle

Launch Day for CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS
from Jennifer Represents...

Giveaway: Win Nobody and Every Other Day!
from Katie's Book Blog

Review: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
from Candace's Book Blog

YA Book Spotlight: The Second Sign
from Writer's Alley

Book Review: The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd
from Novel Novice

Review: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret...
from The Bookshelf Review

Giveaway: The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
from The Story Siren

9 sources of free Kobo books
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

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

Review: Pantomime by Laura Lam
from Candace's Book Blog


Networking and Promotion

Goodreads for Writers
from Mystery Writing is Murder

How To Sell Ebooks
from A Newbie's Guide to Publishing

Feeling Overwhelmed? Social Media Can Make Us Crazy–Part...
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

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

Field Trip Friday: Marketing Highlights
from Kate Hart

Digital Sheep Get Slaughtered–Being Safe On Social...
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

How to Take Good Author Photos
from BookBaby Blog

Why You Should Google Yourself: It's Not Vain—It's...
from Anne R. Allen's Blog

Tweet Responsibly
from Just Jemi

Easy Tips for Getting More Amazon Reviews – Now!
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

Have You Planned For Success?
from Behler Blog

Indie eBook Marketing: When You Get to the Fork in...
from Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

How To Write Perfect Press Releases With Steven Lewis
from The Creative Penn

Marketing and PR Tips for Upcoming Authors
from YA Stands

Some Brief Observations on Writing From a Marketer
from Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels,

How Writers & Readers Can Use Twitter’s Vine
from GalleyCat

Tips for Going Clubbing—Book Clubbing That Is
from From the Write Angle

On My Writerly Bookshelf: Publishing and Promoting...
from Stina Lindenblatt

Helpful Hashtags
from YA Stands


Other Weekly Roundups

Cynsational News and Giveaways
from Cynsations

Twitteriffic
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Field Trip Friday
from YA Highway

2 comments:

  1. This must have taken you forever!!! Thanks for the mention too :) Off to check out reality for romance.. :)

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  2. Great links as always. I agree with Jemi. Thanks for spending so much time on this.

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