Saturday, March 16, 2013

4 This Week for Writers 3/16/13 - PubTips, Writing Craft, Inspiration, and Industry News

Craft of Writing

5 Screenwriting Traits: #4 — Flexibility
from Go Into The Story

7 Secrets To Writing A Story Your Readers Won't Be...
from Karen Woodward

15 Websites To Help You With Rhyming Words
from Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Cherry Picking at the Feast of Words.
from Novel Matters

Are You Looking for a Critique Group or Partner?
from The Other Side of the Story

The Voice
from Writer Unboxed

My Advice to Aspiring Authors
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

5 Writing Tips from Blake Bailey
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Announcing DearEditor.com’s Revision Week 2013, March...
from DearEditor.com

The Clock is Ticking—5 Tips for Tighter, Cleaner Writing
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

5 Time Management Tips for Writers Who Work From Home
from BookBaby Blog

Always ask "why" about punctuation rules
from edittorrent

Hugh Howey's 3 Rules For Writing
from Karen Woodward

Do You Have a Psychic Vampire Critique Partner?
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

The Faster I Write, the Better the Book?
from Roni Loren, Author

First Page Feedback: Undertones
from Write Line Blog

Review Of Grammarly, Its Strength And Weaknesses
from Karen Woodward

How To Write Every Day, Part 3: Turn on a Dime
from Cockeyed Caravan

Interview With DIY MFA
from Kidlit

The 7 Deadly Sins of Self-Editing
from Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Quotable - William Styron
from Writers Write Creative Blog

Breaking Down Novels to Improve Your Writing
from YA Stands

Deep Scene Challenge: Part 1 of 3
from Write Line Blog

How To Be A More Productive Writer: Use A Voice Recorder
from Karen Woodward

PLOT WHISPERER+AGENT 10 HOUR WORKSHOP
from JILL CORCORAN BOOKS

Ten Ways to Avoid Gender Bias
from Daily Writing Tips

Tax Advice For Writers: Office-At-Home Deductions
from Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Thoughts on Unreliable Narrators
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Writing Resources: Telling True Stories
from Writing Forward

Your Questions Answered!
from The Sharp Angle

You Simply Can't Learn To Write Overnight
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Those Pesky Details
from Adventures In Writer Land

Fourteen Steps for Revising
from Operation Awesome

First Drafts: Spaghetti Problems
from Fiction Notes

1st 5 Pages March Workshop Revisions Are Posted
from First Five Pages Workshop

3 Tips for Researching Your Next Project
from YA Highway

3 Answers to Questions About Capitalization
from Daily Writing Tips

Embracing My Inner Editrix by Lily White LeFevre
from Amwriting Blog | Amwriting Blog

Two Simple Ways to Give Your Stories Sparkle
from Blood-Red Pencil

Book Blog--Craft Books
from YA Muses

Be a Copycat
from Writer Unboxed

Elmore Leonard Rules! But Elmore Leonard’s Rules…?
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Dread Writing Sexy Scenes? 5 Tips for Success
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

The Art of ‘Weaving’ – Part 1
from All Write - Fiction Advice

Chuck Wendig's Editing Plan: Edit A Novel In Four...
from Karen Woodward

Voice Recording as a Writing Tool
from Mystery Writing is Murder

How Storytelling Is Like Tantric Sex
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Clarity In Writing & The Curse of Reader Assumption
from The Bookshelf Muse

Hearing Voices
from Beyond The Margins

Down The Rabbit Hole of Research
from Beyond The Margins


Getting Published

The Business of Screenwriting: Everything you wanted...
from Go Into The Story

A Tale of Five Agents: Agent #1
from Franklin, Ink

On not whingeing (in public)
from Andrew Jack Writing

Five Common Obstacles to Finishing and Publishing...
from How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book

Please, Please, Please Edit
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Yay You Signed With An Agent! ...What Now?
from Between Fact and Fiction

Lauren Oliver Stars in the ‘How a Book is Made’ Video...
from GalleyCat

Random House Announces New Terms at Digital Imprints...
from Writer Beware ® Blogs!

Laurie McLean, Gordon Warnock & Pam van Hylckama Vlieg...
from GalleyCat

Publishing Industry Flowchart
from GalleyCat

Pitch Madness ... introducing the agents!
from Brenda Drake . . . under the influence of coffe

How to Win Agents and Influence Editors
from Kathryn Jankowski

The Evolution of Agents
from The Indelibles

How To Pick The Right Conference To Attend
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Pitch Madness ... introducing the blog host teams...
from Brenda Drake . . . under the influence of coffe

Welcome to the KT Literary Family!
from kt literary

The #1 Reason for #QueryFails—How to Avoid Automatic...
from Anne R. Allen's Blog

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

It Takes a Village to Write a Query: Victim 2
from YA Stands

Reasons to Self-Publish – Part III
from Behler Blog

Some VERY. EXCITING. NEWS.
from The Katacomb

Pitch-Fest Rules — Yes, RULES
from WriteOnCon.com

Desperation and why no deal is better than a bad deal.
from Andrew Jack Writing

About My Query: POLARIS
from kt literary

letters from the query wars 3.8.2013
from Et in arcaedia, ego.

Are writing contests a good place to get noticed?
from Chip MacGregor .com

Amanda Palmer's TED Talk: The Art Of Asking
from Karen Woodward

How I got my agent (and a few tips)
from The League of Extraordinary Writers

Your pitch is important, too!
from Magical Words

Beware Alibi Publishing, John Scalzi Warns: "This...
from Karen Woodward

Agent Spotlight: Kevan Lyon
from Literary Rambles

Thursdays with Amanda: Rejections Don’t Determine...
from Chip MacGregor .com

Calling Your Manuscript Finished (For Now)
from Rachelle Gardner

Countdown to a Book 6: From Writer to Author
from Blood-Red Pencil

Query Letter Advice: Let Someone Else Write It!
from YA Author Elana Johnson

How to Know if a Contest is Right For You - Dahlia...
from Cupid's Literary Connection

First Five Frenzy with Stephen Fraser of Jennifer...
from chasingthecrazies

Interview with Literary Agent Jennifer Azantian
from YA Stands

Your Book Cover is Like a Highway Billboard
from Writers in the Sky Podcast, E-zine, & Blog

Guest Editor Sara Sciuto re: Should I Submit My Picture...
from DearEditor.com

You Don't Need to Register Copyright for Unpublished...
from Nathan Bransford, Author

Join Mediabistro’s Self-Publishing Finishing School...
from GalleyCat

WriteOnCon 2013 Pitch Fest
from Kathryn Jankowski

Big Blue Marble Books: A Press with a Mission
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Should Writers Query Publishers or Self-Publish?
from Mystery Writing is Murder

WOW Wednesday: Elizabeth Richards on How to Get a...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

You Simply Cannot Be Vague In Your Query
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

When does an agent want to see a book proposal?
from Chip MacGregor .com

25 Things Writers Should Beware
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Reasons to Self-Publish Part I
from Behler Blog


Inspiration and Smiles

How To Write Every Day, Part 4: Work on Multiple Projects
from Cockeyed Caravan

Are You Too Old to Write a Bestseller?
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Pay it Forward: Thank YOU!
from Pub(lishing) Crawl

Critique Partners: Part III
from YA Stands

5 Screenwriting Traits: #5 — Persistence
from Go Into The Story

Randomness
from Some Things I Think...

Pieces that move you
from Unedited

Why I love the Indie Life!
from S.R. Johannes

The Art of Reading
from Novel Matters

In Which I Sign With An Agent
from Franklin, Ink

How To Beat Writer’s Block Forever
from Bestseller Labs

Three Irrevocable Truths About the Writing Life
from Seeking the Write Life

How to Protect Your Creative Fire in a Sea of Mediocrity
from Copyblogger

Writing Books And Fighting Cancer, By T.J. Brown
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Career Builder: Tanya Lee Stone
from Cynsations

How To Write Every Day, Part 2: Write it Badly Today...
from Cockeyed Caravan

Going Postal—Encouragement on the Writing Journey
from Operation Awesome

Indie Life - Staying Focused
from The Indelibles

Writers’ Guides of the Past
from Writer Unboxed

Pay It Forward: Teachers/librarians that Inspired...
from Pub(lishing) Crawl

Lucy, Fear of Failure, and a Heartwarming Tale from...
from Sara Zarr

You Gotta Have Friends....
from The Lucky 13s

The Importance of Writing Your Best Words
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Pay It Forward: Mentors
from Pub(lishing) Crawl

Being a Con Artist: Pt 1
from Operation Awesome

Question of the Week for 3/10/13: Do You Listen to...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Practice Being Fully Present
from The Write Practice

How 7 Successful Authors Got Their Start
from Quips and Tips for Successful Writers

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: What’s Your Superpower?
from Writing Forward

How to Find Time to Write
from The Write Practice

Pay It Forward: Books That Inspire
from Pub(lishing) Crawl

Why Do Writers Trash Their Efforts?
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Teaching Our Children To Have The Courage To Dream
from Rebecca Fyfe Writes

Haruki Murakami: “Writing a Long Novel Is Like Survival...
from GalleyCat

Literary Birthday - 9 March - Vita Sackville-West
from Writers Write Creative Blog


Networking and Promotion

How Your Blog Network Will Help Your Kickstarter Succeed
from Blood-Red Pencil

It’s Time for (Many) Experienced Writers to Stop Blogging
from Jane Friedman

The Social Media Existential Balancing Angst of Flailing...
from Beth Hull

Planning a Blog Tour? Think Twice
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

The Real Secret to a Bestseller: No rules, just luck?
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

“Digital etiequette: What your email sign-off says...
from Go Into The Story

Do Authors Need a Website and Blog?
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

Blogging In Real Life (6) (Or, blogger layout tricks.)
from WORD for Teens

12 Ways to Connect, Create, and Collaborate Using...
from Copyblogger

Ready 4 The 2013 Best Indie Book Awards?
from The Writing Bomb

Why Your Book Page is UN-Selling Your Book
from The Writing Bomb

Twitter and the (not so) subtle art of literary self-promotion...
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Bruce Hale Shares Three Excellent Tips For School...
from The Official SCBWI Blog

Tip Tuesday #124 AND THE MIST ON BRONTE MOOR GIVEAWAY
from Literary Rambles

The Bad PR Hangover (and How to Avoid It)
from Writer Unboxed

Turning Your Blog into a Website
from Stina Lindenblatt

10 Reasons Writers Should Claim Their Google Authorship...
from Copyblogger

The Top 6 Articles on Twitter for Authors
from BookBaby Blog

How to support writers and help build a writing community
from Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog

Twitter: My 5 Unshakable Beliefs
from Writer Unboxed


News and Trends

Free but not cheap (or trustworthy)
from Carolrhoda Books Blog

Indies picked for BIA regional awards
from Bookseller news

Why we need the Folio prize for fiction
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

How Many Copies Make a Literary Bestseller?
from GalleyCat

Publishing Pulse for 3/15/13
from QueryTracker Blog

What Exactly Is “Tween,” Anyway?
from Anna Staniszewski

NEWS! MOVIE NEWS!!!
from Laini Taylor's blog

E-BarGAIN or E-BarLOSS?
from Adventures in Agentland

Amazon Publishing Debuts Literary Fiction Imprint,...
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

March Mystery Agent Winner and Reveal!
from Operation Awesome

What Are the Best Day Jobs for Writers?
from GalleyCat

Congratulations Scholarship Winners!
from Write Line Blog

Stephanie Kuehn's COMPLICIT sold to St. Martin's!
from YA Highway

Lambda Book Awards, Audie Award Finalists Announced...
from School Library Journal

Publishing Jobs: HarperCollins, Open Road Media, Random...
from GalleyCat

Pew Study: 37% of Teens Now Have Smartphones
from School Library Journal

Claire Vaye Watkins Wins $20,000 Story Prize
from GalleyCat

Publisher Controversy: Random House in the Hot Seat
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

11-Year-Old Raises $5,500+ on Kickstarter to Self-Publish
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Five Years of MSFV!
from Miss Snark's First Victim

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Testify in eBook Anti-Trust...
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Reasons to Self-Publish – Part IV
from Behler Blog

Balancing Readability and Reading Fluency | On Common...
from School Library Journal

Self-Published Title Hits No. 1 on Ebook Best-Seller...
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Boys and Literacy: Reverse-Engineering the Writing...
from Ingrid's Notes

Best Websites/Blogs for Writers! (Nominate)
from Cupid's Literary Connection

What and Where is Your Favorite Bookstore?
from BookBaby Blog

Mantel, Kingsolver, Smith on Women's Prize longlist
from Bookseller news

The 13th Day: Super-Awesome-Bomb-Diggity News
from The Lucky 13s

Meet Poison Author Bridget Zinn
from Novel Novice

Used ebooks: Why your assumptions are wrong and the...
from Joe Wikert's Publishing 2020 Blog

today marks the 3rd anniversary of drydenbks!
from emmaddryden

Stephenie Meyer on Twilight and true love
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Why we need to invent new words
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

HMH, Hachette Sign International Sales Agreement
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Disney’s Hyperion will reportedly sell off most of...
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Lambda Finalists Named
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

10 Food Secrets You Need to Know
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Declines in Print Revenue Outweigh Digital Growth,...
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Have Young Adult Books Uplifted the Popularity of...
from GalleyCat

On The Subject Of The “Strong Female Character”
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Essay: One Hundred Seconds of Solitude
from NYT > Books


Does Creative Learning Pay Off? CAA & William Morris Invest
from New York Times

Don't Wait for Gen Y Men to Come Around on Gender Issues
from Harvard Business Review


Story Elements

On Writing Special Effects: A Little Goes a Long Way
from The Creative Penn

Brooding Boys and Loyal Lovers: The Perfect Man Archetype
from Ingrid's Notes

The Truth About Tropes
from Fantasy Faction

How Well Do You Know Your Characters?
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Character Clinic: Preventing Whiny Characters
from The Character Therapist

Adding Tension
from Adventures In Writer Land

How to build a villain or just an unlikeable character
from Time to Write

The Basics of Scene Description
from Stavros Halvatzis

What Makes A Story Good?
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Deepening emotion and a fantastic cover reveal!
from Laura Pauling

Setting, Landscape, Atmosphere--How Are They Different?
from Words and Such

Physical Attribute Entry: Hair
from The Bookshelf Muse

Knowing Your Characters
from YA Stands


Story Structure

Planning trilogies/series
from Magical Words

Wrapping Up a Look at Establishing Shots
from Live Write Thrive

Guest Author Sarah Skilton: Get Serious (But Not Too...
from The Other Side of the Story

Writing And The Monomyth, Part Three
from Karen Woodward

The Key to Successful Storytelling
from Author, Jody Hedlund

Story Concepts That Sell
from Go Into The Story

Creative Intersections: Pacing and Plotting
from Magical Words

Inspired Openings: Sophie Littlefield on Delivering...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Reader Question: Structure is character. Agree or...
from Go Into The Story


YA Books and Giveaways

Exclusive Teaser & Giveaway: Clockwork Princess by...
from The Story Siren

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: STRIPPED by Brooklyn Skye!
from YA Stands

The Iron Fey is being made into a Manga Series & they...
from Candace's Book Blog

Blog Tour: HarlequinTeen's Reading Into Romance: Guest...
from Katie's Book Blog

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

When bad covers happen to good books.
from WORD for Teens


2013 #YAMM First Round Voting!
from Katie's Book Blog

Blog Tour: HarlequinTEEN's Spring Reading Into Romance;...
from Mundie Moms

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) by Ally Carter
from Katie's Book Blog

Blog Tour: Review & Give@way of Rotten by Michael...
from Candace's Book Blog

The Carnelian Legacy Book Launch Giveaway!
from Deana Barnhart

Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers
from Writer Musings

Shadowhunter Tarot Cards
from Mundie Moms

Interview: Nova Ren Suma (17 & GONE)
from WORD for Teens

MAGISTERIUM by Jeff Hirsch
from YA Author Elana Johnson

Exclusive Teaser & Contest: Clockwork Princess by...
from Novel Novice

Accept It: You’ll Never Have Enough Time
from Anna Staniszewski

Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society #2) by Ally Carter
from Katie's Book Blog

Blog Tour: Out In Blue
from Young Adult Book Reviews

Spring Blog Carnival Announcement and Sign Ups!
from Candace's Book Blog

THE RUNAWAY KING REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY
from Literary Rambles

March 2013 Releases
from Adventures In Writer Land

Agent Critique Opportunities and More in the Pens...
from Operation Awesome

YA Contemporary Challenge: Interview with Nicole McInnes!
from Katie's Book Blog

Blog Tour (Book Review / Giveaway) : Wait For You...
from Mundie Moms

Monthly Squee Giveaway – Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
from A Blog about Nothing

Top Ten Books I Must Read this Spring!
from A Blog about Nothing

Real Teen Review: Once by Anna Carey
from The Story Siren

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: ALIENATED by Melissa Landers
from YA Highway

Giveaway: YABC Needs Your Help!
from Latest blog entries

Book Review: Requiem by Lauren Oliver
from Mundie Moms

Shadow and Bone screensaver created by @sorchakate...
from LEIGH BARDUGO

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

[Cover Blast & Giveaway] ASTARTE'S WRATH by Trisha...
from Reading Teen

POISON by Bridget Zinn + EVENT NEWS!
from Laini Taylor's blog

PASSING TIME Blog Tour & Giveaway!
from Writer's Alley

Giveaway: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
from The Story Siren

Interview with Tricia Drammeh + GIVEAWAY!!
from We Do Write

STEVEN DOS SANTOS INTERVIEW AND THE CULLING GIVEAWAY...
from Literary Rambles

THE BINDING STONE by Lisa Gail Green ... cover reveal!
from Brenda Drake . . . under the influence of coffe

Book Deals: Week of March 11, 2013
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles


Other Weekly Roundups

Cynsational News & Giveaways
from Cynsations

Twitterific 3/10/13
from Mystery Writing Is Murder

Field Trip Friday 3/15/13
from YA Highway

Publishing News of the Week
from Foreword Literary
 


 

4 comments:

  1. Next time I have to do a Publishing Pulse for Querytracker, I'm just linking it to this blog. :D

    I can't believe how many great links you have here.

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    1. I always love finding new news and posts in your Querytracker post! I love it. Thanks so much for the kind words and for taking the time to post a comment. I don't know how you find the time to do all that you do. I am so woefully behind with commenting on other blogs, and I feel guilty about it! There are just so many awesome ones and so many wonderful people in the online writing community! It seems like it comes down to a choice between reading more blogs in Reader or posting comments and reading fewer blogs. If only there were 48 hours in a day :). Have a great weekend!!!!! (And thanks again for the amazing post on Tuesday. It was insightful and awesome -- as your posts always are.)

      Hugs,

      M.

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    2. Did I not tell you, Martina? I'm a vampire. I never sleep. :D

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  2. Oh, I so agree--how to get more hours in a day? There are so many great links here I want to check into. Thanks for compiling them for us. And thanks for the mention, much appreciated :-)

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