Saturday, March 2, 2013

5 This Week for Writers 3/2/13 - Pub Tips, Inspiration & Writing Craft

The March First Five Pages Workshop with mentor Tracy Deebs will open for submissions at 12:00 pm EST.  Click here for info. 

Getting Published

KD Renegade E-Book Cover Maker - Review and Discount
from Nick's Writing Blog

Must a novel be completed before an agent will look...
from Chip MacGregor .com

3 EDITORS+20 AUTHORS=A PATH TO PUBLISHING WORKSHOPS
from JILL CORCORAN BOOKS

How to write a pitch for your Fantasy novel
from There And Draft Again

Not Every Writer Wants To Be A Publisher
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Thinking of Writing as Your Career
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Five Ways to Spot a Writing Contest Scam
from Writing Forward

Pitch Basics from Literary Agent Logan Garrison
from WriteOnCon.com

Some Truths About Life After Agent
from The Daily Dahlia

On the Dangers of Time Limits
from YA Highway

What does an acquisition editor do?
from Chip MacGregor .com

How Badly Do You Want the Dream?
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Announcing the March 1st 5 Pages Workshop with Mentor...
from First Five Pages Workshop

Technical Topic -- Character and Query Letter
from Joanna Bourne

A Unique and Innovative Look at Publishing
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

How Agents Can Survive in the New World of Publishing
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

Query Letter FAQs (Part II): 10 More Questions Answered
from Writer Unboxed

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

Indie Pub Overview, Part 1
from AuthorCulture

Pitch-Writing Tip from Literary Agent Mollie Glick
from WriteOnCon.com

Editor Aubrey Poole Discusses the Value of Having...
from Paranormal Point of View

Secret Agent Revealed: Jordy Albert
from Miss Snark's First Victim

A Quick Querying Q&A
from The Daily Dahlia

5 Things Every Writer Should Know About Working With...
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

The Double Life: Walking the Fence in the Publishing Industry
from Nancy Holder for Indie Recon


Inspiration and Smiles

Literary Birthday- 27 February - John Steinbeck
from Writers Write Creative Blog

Why You Shouldn't Talk About Your Novel
from Novel Matters

WOW Wednesday: Elana Arnold
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Guest Author Charity Bradford: Three Tips on Handling...
from The Other Side of the Story

Inspiration for Writing & Life
from Musings of a Novelista

Writing Is Not My Life
from Operation Awesome

The Heroic Journey of Every Writer: Part Two
from QueryTracker Blog

Bring Your Inner Creativity OUT & Stop Writer's Block!
from The Bookshelf Muse

10 Things Writers ALWAYS forget to do.
from Justine Dell--official blog

Literary Birthday - 18 February - Toni Morrison
from Writers Write Creative Blog

Literary Birthday - 19 February - Laurell K. Hamilton
from Writers Write Creative Blog

A Writer's First Tool is Their Scalpel
from Seeking the Write Life

How We Prepare
from Wendy Paine Miller ~ thoughts that move

5 Reasons Why Writers Shouldn’t Drive
from Beth Hull

100 Ways To Combat Writer’s Bottom: An Interview with...
from Catherine, Caffeinated

Repainting Your Manuscript by Kristina L. Martin
from Amwriting Blog | Amwriting Blog

On Writing: Little Things that Yield Big Results
from Magical Words

MQD – Loving Your Writing! Part 4
from Wavy Lines

10 Things Writers ALWAYS remember to do.
from Justine Dell--official blog

10 Essential Quotes for Writers
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Celebrate When Others Succeed
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

The Heroic Journey of Every Writer: Part One
from QueryTracker Blog

Using Teen TV to Make You a Better YA Writer
from The Daily Dahlia

Balance: Writing & Life
from YA Stands

The OTHER kind of editor (and how to compromise with...
from YA Highway

Why Taking a Risk at a Writer’s Conference Is a Good...
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

The Importance Of Finding Your Own Voice
from Karen Woodward

4 Lessons Learned From Editing
from Excuse Editor


Story Elements

Choosing Your Language
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

How to write dialogue that reveals character
from Time to Write

Creating Characters - Soul Types
from Writers Write Creative Blog

How to Create Memorable Magical Characters
from There And Draft Again

Should I use first-person or third-person in my novel?
from Chip MacGregor .com

Establishing Shots That Reveal Character
from Live Write Thrive

How to Type Emotional Dialogue
from The Character Therapist

Writing Scenes: Cooking at the Right Temperature by...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Technical Topic -- The Elements of Writing
from Joanna Bourne

Giving Your Story World ‘Deep’ Authenticity
from Write It Sideways

Why Character Arcs (and Growth) Make Readers Care
from The Other Side of the Story

Conflict in Dialogue
from YA Highway


Story Structure

Keep Your Writing "Active" - PART I: Scene & Sequel
from Seeking the Write Life

Sagging Scenes: How to Know When You Are Killing Your...
from Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Episodic Storytelling? Here’s Why
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Looking At Plot: Urban Myths And What They Teach Us
from Karen Woodward

How to Avoid the MacGuffin Trap and Create a Unique...
from The Write Practice

The Understory Revision
from TalkToYoUniverse

“Side Effects” (Deconstruction 1) – The True Concept
from Storyfix.com

Is It a Love Story?
from Blood-Red Pencil

Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 12: Frequently...
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors


Writing Craft

How To Edit: Kill Your Darlings
from Karen Woodward

The Bla Bla Meter, Unmask Your Writing Style
from Enter the Between

How to Make or Break Fantasy Clich├ęs
from There And Draft Again

How Should We Deal with Conflicting Advice?
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

Chuck Wendig Says That Editing Is Writing
from Karen Woodward

7 Tips for Editing to Improve Usage
from Daily Writing Tips

4 writing tips from revisions
from Left and Write Brained

Seven Proven Ways To Pack Suspense Into Your Stories
from Blood-Red Pencil

Never Confuse These Words Again
from Rachelle Gardner

How Powerful are Your Words?
from Fiction Notes

One Line: Many Promises
from Write Line Blog

From the Archive: Slow Down
from Write Line Blog

What Poetry Teaches Us about Writing Prose
from The Write Practice

Why Not to Register Copyright for Unpublished Work
from Writer Beware ® Blogs!

Objectivity and Distance: What experience are you...
from Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog

And the Winner of the World Building Contest Is....
from The Other Side of the Story

5 Cases of Excessive Commas
from Daily Writing Tips

Why I Don't Get Writer's Block & How You Can Avoid...
from Author, Jody Hedlund

Self-Editing 101—13 Questions to Ask Yourself about...
from Anne R. Allen's Blog

Hot Potato: Let that Manuscript Cool Off
from Fiction Notes

The Magic of Misleading
from The Bookshelf Muse

Asking the Right Story Questions
from Stavros Halvatzis

Love Scene Workshop ... critique by Shannon Duffy...
from Brenda Drake . . . under the influence of coffe

Love Scene Workshop ... critiques by Heather Webb
from Brenda Drake . . . under the influence of coffe

Defining the Reader Part 2
from Blood-Red Pencil

Prepositional confusion
from edittorrent

Writer, Writer, How Does Your Garden Grow?
from Writer Unboxed


The 21 Key Traits of Best-Selling Fiction
from Writer's Write Creative Blog


News and Trends

Innovative Library Design Will Create ‘Community Living...
from GalleyCat

John Green: 'I'm tired of adults telling teenagers...
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Why B&N should abandon hardware
from Joe Wikert's Publishing 2020 Blog

Do Not Install Amazon Kindle App Update Version 3.6.1...
from GalleyCat

The Pulp-o-mizer
from Nathan Bransford, Author

How ’50 Shades of Gay’ Became an Overnight E-Bestseller
from PWxyz

Can art or writing help people heal?
from Time to Write

Amazon to Change Free eBook Policy for Associates
from GalleyCat

How Some Authors Buy Spots on Bestseller Lists
from GalleyCat

Publishing Jobs: Penguin, Greenleaf Book Group, Gotham...
from GalleyCat

50 unseen Kipling poems discovered
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Self-publishing: a revolution for writers, not readers
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Will Books Lose Out in a Tablet World?
from Nathan Bransford, Author

Barnes & Noble Founder Hopes to Buy Retail Business
from GalleyCat

Is trade publishing’s situation more like the newspapers...
from The Shatzkin Files

Gearing Up for Spring: Picks from Children’s Booksellers
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Roundtable: Female Sexuality in YA
from YA Confidential

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

Pan Mac signs Novelicious founder
from Bookseller news

Fantasy Fans: Where’s Your Outrage?
from Epiphany 2.0

Quentin Tarantino: ‘This Will Be the Writers’ Year’
from GalleyCat

Short story award draws up starry shortlist
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Bring Back the Illustrated Book!
from Page-Turner

News Briefs: Week of February 25, 2013
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Buying your way onto the bestseller lists
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by...
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Eenie Meenie Miney No Way
from Yes, This Will Be On The Test Leslie S. Rose

E-Books or T-Books?
from Hey, There's A Dead Guy in the Living Room

Real-time news is neither
from Seth's Blog

Announcing the 10 Finalists for the Pitch+250 Contest
from Adventures in YA Publishing


Networking and Promotion

Does Blogging Help or Hinder Your Writing Career?
from YA Stands

The First-Ever SCBWI Europolitan Conference will be...
from The Official SCBWI Blog

Booking Your Own Virtual Book Tour
from BookBaby Blog

LibraryThing and Goodreads: Meeting Readers, Book...
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Questions to Ask Before Making Marketing Decisions
from The Sharp Angle

The Social in Social Networking
from Stina Lindenblatt

Branding Your Book
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Article on Book Sales
from Writer Musings

7 Ways to Look Good on Your Webcam
from Rachelle Gardner

Part 4 On Common Core – Pathways to Engaged Readers:...
from School Library Journal

Are You Making This HUGE Book Marketing Mistake?
from Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

Where Your Readers are Finding Books!
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

Building the Next Generation of YA Stars
from Ingrid's Notes

The What’s What of Wattpad
from YA Stands

How to Find the Keywords that Work for Your Content...
from Copyblogger

How to Win the Pitch When You Don’t Have One Ready
from Men with Pens

3 Reasons for Writers to Have a Blog … and 3 Reasons...
from The Creative Penn

Selling Beyond the Reader
from The Indelibles

Seven Ways Writers Can Build Online Authority with...
from Copyblogger

Public Speaking Tips
from The Lucky 13s

Creating an Amazon Author Page
from Stina Lindenblatt

Introduction to Online Advertising for Authors
from Hey, There's A Dead Guy in the Living Room

Links of Note, February 23, 2013
from Stacked


STEPPS to Making Your Library (Or anything) Go Viral
from New Jersey Library Marketing

Saving the World in Your Pajamas
from Mother Nature Network



Books and Giveaways

Bookshelves Talk: What Do Your Bookshelves Say About...
from Author, Jody Hedlund

Never Leave Money Lying on the Table
from Writer Unboxed

Giveaway: EMBLAZE by Jessica Shirvington
from The Story Siren

Sharon Gosling's top 10 children's steampunk books
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Character Bucket List: Anne Osterlund, Salva, and...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Read the ENTIRE 1st Chapter of Clockwork Princess!
from Mundie Moms

Cover Reveal: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab (+ US/Canada...
from Latest blog entries

What I'm Reading: BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys
from ROOTS IN MYTH

[Giveaway] Winter White by Jen Calonita
from Reading Teen

YA Fantasy At Its Finest
from Writer's Alley

SHANNON MESSENGER INTERVIEW & BLOG TOUR GIVEAWAY +...
from Literary Rambles

Waiting on Wednesday: Just One Year by Gayle Forman
from Mundie Moms

Asunder Reviewer Appreciation Giveaway
from (W)ords and (W)ardances

Where do Readers Buy eBooks? (the answer might surprise...
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

Shadows in the Silence Blog Tour: Author Guest Post
from Mundie Moms

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Whose Books I Would Buy with...
from The Bookshelf Review

Happy Book Birthday to DUALED!!!!
from The Lucky 13s

HUGS FOR SERIES READERS!
from Laini Taylor's blog

So...is WHAT'S LEFT OF ME really a dystopian novel?
from The Katacomb

Cynsational Tour: San Antonio, Chicago, Madison
from Cynsations

[Guest Post & Giveaway] Unlikable Characters by Stephanie...
from Reading Teen

EURGENT! Neumarian Uprising & GIVEAWAY!
from Writer's Alley

CARRIE HARRIS INTERVIEW ON WRITING HUMOR AND PLATFORM...
from Literary Rambles

10 Books That Rewrite History
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

This Week's Bestsellers: February 22, 2013
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Blog Tour: Guest Post & Give@way Blood Therapy by...
from Candace's Book Blog

Book Review and Giveaway: VORTEX by Julie Cross
from Mundie Moms


Ivy in the Shadows by Chris Woodward
from Carol Baldwin


Other Weekly Round-Ups

Field Trip Friday 
from YA Highway 

Twitterific 
from Mystery Writing Is Murder 

5 comments:

  1. Wow! So many links. Thanks for taking the time to put them all up. You're amazing!

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  2. That's a lot to get through- but some really great articles and links. This must have taken a while to put together. Thank you so much for taking the time.

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  3. Thanks so much again for this list, appreciate it a bunch :-)

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  4. Wow! So many great links! Off to browse! :)

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  5. Thanks so much for the comments, ladies! It's awesome to know it's helpful! Have a fantastic week.

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