Saturday, March 30, 2013

0 This Week for Writers 3/30/13

Books and Giveaways

Blog Tour! STUNG by Bethany Wiggins
from Operation Awesome

Guest Post & Giveaway: Mary Losure on Wild Boy: The...
from Cynsations

New Shadowhunter Series in the Works!
from Mundie Moms

Character Bucket List: Lenore Appelhans and Felicia...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers
from YA Author Elana Johnson

Bookanistas: THE DIFFERENT GIRL by Gordon Dahlquist
from Writer on the Side

Career Builder & Giveaway: Susin Nielsen, Winner of...
from Cynsations

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson - review
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Bestselling Kid’s Books by Self-Published Authors...
from GalleyCat

COVER REVEAL: ALMOST NIGHT
from Writers by the Shore

New Releases 3/30-4/5 plus HUGE Giveaway!
from Adventures in YA Publishing

This Week's Bestselling Books: April 1, 2013
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Giveaway: Period 8 by Chris Crutcher & Dead Girl Moon...
from Cynsations

Cover Reveal - Elegy
from Amanda Hocking's Blog

Dark Triumph Interview with Robin LaFevers!
from The Enchanted Inkpot

JL Campbell with a Giveaway!
from Just Jemi

It’s an Info Dump, But It Works
from Fiction Notes

Kick-Butt Characters Giveaway Hop
from Reading Teen

Birthday Giveaway #4: Cathy Zaragoza

The Treekeepers -- A Review and Giveaway
from The Write Stuff

Review & Give@way: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra...
from Candace's Book Blog

ARC Giveaway - FEARLESS by Cornelia Funke
from Serendipity

Blog Tour: 17 & GONE by Nova Ren Suma
from The Story Siren

JENNY LUNDQUIST INTERVIEW AND PLASTIC POLLY GIVEAWAY
from Literary Rambles

Author-Illustrator Interview & Giveaway: Demi
from Cynsations


Inspiration


#ThankAWriter Letter 2: Bill Watterson
from Nathan Bransford, Author

Creating for Joy
from YA Highway

Whoseywhatsit Thursday: Procrastination
from Oasis for YA

Increasing the Motivation to Write
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

#ThankAWriter Project
from YA Stands

4 Ways To Enchant Others
from Karen Woodward

NYC Teen Author Festival
from Some Things I Think...

First Five Pages Success Story - Brenda Drake
from First Five Pages Workshop

First Five Pages Workshop Success Story - Laura Tims
from First Five Pages Workshop

Let Me Tell You About The Creative Writing Gene
from fcmalby

The Alchemy of Writing
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

How Boxing Can Make Us Better Writers—Lesson One
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

What Other Creative Pursuits Do You Enjoy?
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Creative Exploration
from Mystery Writing is Murder

My Muse
from YA Muses

Re-reading
from Pub(lishing) Crawl

Stake Your Claim
from Writers On The Move

Why You Should Put Completed Tasks on Your To Do List
from 99U

Forgiving Yourself
from The Kindness Project

Kindness: The Infographic
from The Kindness Project

A Conversation Between Critique Partners: World Building
from Pub(lishing) Crawl

3 Writer’s Commandments and the Importance of Avoiding...
from Writers In The Storm Blog

How Do You Keep Going Until You Find Your Luck?
from Scene 13ers

10 Creative Ways to Challenge and Improve Your Writing
from Quips and Tips for Successful Writers

On Writing and Giving Up
from Writability

Why You Should Be Asking Questions All The Time
from 99U


Getting Published

KDP Select: What Do Authors Think?
from QueryTracker Blog

Agent-Assisted Self-Publishing and the Amazon White...
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

E-book vs. Traditional Publishing: Pros and Cons
from Writing on the Wall

Getting to Know YOU! A mini-interview with Agent Laura...
from Blah Blah Blaah Blogger

Things that make me wonder how serious you are about...
from Janet Reid, Literary Agent

Publishing Pulse for March 29, 2013
from QueryTracker Blog

A deal on an upcoming writer’s conference…
from Chip MacGregor .com

Friday Night at the Question Emporium
from Janet Reid, Literary Agent

Are you Looking to sell Your Book’s International...
from ProActive Writer Blog

Writing Contests – When to Enter, When to Run
from BookBaby Blog

Ask A Publisher - Q&A with Sara O'Connor, Editorial...
from Words & Pictures - Online Magazine of SCBWI

After the Editorial Letter: a peek at pass pages and...
from Pub(lishing) Crawl

Mentorship and Agent Winners!
from WriteOnCon.com

Publishing–How much is luck?
from Scene 13ers

Does a proposal marked “requested materials” get reviewed...
from Chip MacGregor .com

So you think you want an agent . . . by Deborah Batterman
from Amwriting Blog | Amwriting Blog

Turning Your Book into a Movie: Creating the Hook
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

Who are you?
from Janet Reid, Literary Agent

Writer's Wednesday: The Pros & Cons of Indie Publishing
from Oasis for YA

How (Not) to Win a Twitter Pitch Fest
from Writability

Hooking your reader: writing a blurb.
from Cassandra Page

Does Your eBook Need an ISBN?
from Publetariat: For People Who Publish!

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

How to find out if your agent is an idiot-part 5
from Janet Reid, Literary Agent

All The Gears Have To Work With A Submission
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

6 Things That Are Wrong With Your Manuscript
from Carly Watters, Literary Agent

On Writing
from Go Into The Story


Writing Craft

HOW TO WRITE A GREAT THRILLER (or any really exciting...
from JILL CORCORAN BOOKS

How to Revise Your Novel through a Read Aloud and...
from BookBaby Blog

Storyteller's Rulebook #177: Don’t Mistake Good Feedback...
from Cockeyed Caravan

Edit Like a Bully
from From the Write Angle

Find Your Voice…Then Protect It
from The Lucky 13s

Why Hire an Editor?
from Catherine, Caffeinated

Stealing Writing Time - Where to Find Time When You...
from Writers On The Move

Hearing and Tasting Our Work
from our stories, ourselves

When You Should Stop Drafting & Revise
from Between Fact and Fiction

Common Mistakes Writers Make by Editor Claudette Cruz
from Lindsay Buroker

How to Make Your Prose More Poetic
from BookBaby Blog

A Few of My Favorite Things: Recap of #MGLitchat Tips...
from Operation Awesome

Story Concepts That Sell
from Go Into The Story

Should I Worry About Word Count—A Reader’s Question
from The Editor's Blog

5 More Dangling Modifiers
from Daily Writing Tips

25 Ways To Be A Happy Writer (Or, At Least, Happier)
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

The Top Five Things My Editor Taught Me
from Blood-Red Pencil

Tip Tuesday #126
from Literary Rambles

The Five Biggest Bullies for Writers
from Wendy Paine Miller ~ thoughts that move

Tips for Writing and Working Full-Time
from Writer Unboxed

Beware Revision Limbo
from Anna Staniszewski

The Art of the Rewrite by Heather Anastasiu
from Adventures in YA Publishing

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

Creating Emotion Within Dialogue
from Ingrid's Notes

Storyteller's Rulebook #176: There's No Such Thing...
from Cockeyed Caravan

When to Use “That,” “Which,” and “Who”
from Daily Writing Tips

The Red Sofa Required Reading List is back
from Red Sofa Literary

Scrivener~What I Think Part II
from Writer's Alley

Don’t Be A Lazy Pants (or is it breeches?). Research...
from There And Draft Again

8 Sneering Synonyms for “Obvious”
from Daily Writing Tips

Physical Attributes Entry: Fingers
from The Bookshelf Muse

Hidden Lineage – Don’t Discount the Tropes
from There And Draft Again

5 Writing tips
from Janet Reid, Literary Agent

Why the Reader Is Your Co-Writer
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Beta Readers: Long-Term Relationships
from YA Highway

How to Write a Screenplay: 7 Starting Tips for Adapting...
from Writer Unboxed

8 Common Creative Writing Mistakes
from Writing Forward

Things That Are Overdone
from Paranormal Point of View

Overused Phrases That Make Me Cringe
from YA Stands

A Character By Any Other Name
from QueryTracker Blog

Write About What Scares You
from The Write Practice

What gives a picture book lasting appeal?
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Reading Poetry Can Improve Your Fiction Writing
from Write of Passage


Story Elements

Notes from Both Sides of the Desk: Pacing
from The Sharp Angle

2 Steps to Streamlining Your Dialogue
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

3 Tips for Developing Enthralling Characters
from Author, Jody Hedlund

Weaknesses
from Magical Words

The Pro's and Con's of Dialect In Writing
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Hearing Voices
from Writers On The Move

Character Clinic: Helping Characters Gain Confidence
from The Character Therapist

Writing Action Scenes
from All Write - Fiction Advice

Four Things You Need to Understand about Character...
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Character Archetypes 101
from The Character Therapist

Creating the Future World: Keep it the Same
from The League of Extraordinary Writers

Writing a Character’s Dark Side
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates


Story Structure

Pimp Your Premise
from Kidlit

Do You Have a Premise or a Plot?
from The Other Side of the Story

Storyteller's Rulebook #178: Add An OMFG Scene
from Cockeyed Caravan

Three Act Structure: A Pair of Spanx for Your Novel
from Ingrid's Notes

How To Write A Great Opening For Your Story
from Karen Woodward

What Are Plot Holes and Why Should You Avoid Them
from The Write Practice

Inspired Openings: Kirby Larson
from Adventures in YA Publishing

How to Write a Short Story
from The Kill Zone

When to Start or Stop a Series
from Mystery Writing is Murder

How to Improve your Outline
from Stavros Halvatzis

Start in the Action—The Trouble with In Medias Res
from Kristen Lamb's Blog


News and Trends

Penguin Lifts Library Ebook Purchase Embargo
from School Library Journal

10 of the Coolest Librarians Alive
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Things We Love: Dropbox
from Write Line Blog

Penguin Announces Big Changes in Library eBook Availability
from LitReactor

How Ebook Sales Affect Traditional Sales
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Children’s Books, Food Network Style
from Falling Leaflets

LibraryThing Founder: ‘B&N, Kobo and Indies are going...
from GalleyCat

Amazon Acquired Goodreads
from Nathan Bransford, Author

Trending toward Contemporary
from We Heart YA

Scott Turow Blasts Amazon’s Purchase of Goodreads
from GalleyCat

Give ’em What They Want?
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

‘Similar But Different’ (Part 1: Remakes)
from Go Into The Story

S&S Versus B&N And The Self-Publisher Schadenfreude...
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Fifty Shades of Grey publisher Random House posts...
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

This Week for Writers 3/23/13 - PubTips, Inspiration,...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Words Have the Power We Give Them
from Nathan Bransford, Author

Why ebooks are a different genre from print
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

What 2,000 Calories Actually Looks Like
from BuzzFeed - Latest

Your Dreams of Owning a Dire Wolf Can Finally Come...
from Underwire

9 Fantasy Characters Who Ultimately Regret Their Final...
from BuzzFeed - Latest

Sygmond The Grey Is The Most Majestic Cat You'll Ever...
from BuzzFeed - Latest

How Libraries Can Launch Community Publishing Initiatives...
from Smashwords

Are You Interested in Guest Posting on Seeking the...
from Seeking the Write Life

27 Delightful Obsolete Words It's High Time We Revived
from BuzzFeed - Latest

Philip Pullman to be Society of Authors' new president
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

15 Children's Books That Are Doing It Right
from BuzzFeed - Latest

Barnes & Noble Cuts Back Simon & Schuster Titles
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates


Networking and Promotion

The Book Review: Going on a Blind Date
from Behler Blog

Readers, Writers, and Pressing the Flesh
from Blood-Red Pencil

Is Your Site Secure? Tips from a Tech Guy
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

You Oughta Be in Pictures
from Rachelle Gardner

Why everyone should register a domain name
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Thursdays with Amanda: Demystifying Amazon’s Sales...
from Chip MacGregor .com

Don’t Think of Pinterest as Social Media
from Rachelle Gardner

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

Successful Author Presence—Do You Have It?
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

YA Books Central 101 - For those wondering what our...
from Latest blog entries

WHY GOOGLE ISN'T LOVING YOUR BLOG.
from Writing In The Crosshairs

Aiming for the “we” approach to writing
from Red Sofa Literary

Author Visits that Impress and Inspire
from Blood-Red Pencil

The Introvert’s Guide To Winning Friends and Influencing...
from kristin nador writes anywhere

Poison by Bridget Zinn: Essay & Project Ideas
from Novel Novice

Is it Really Time for Authors to Stop Blogging?
from Anne R. Allen's Blog

22 Easy Tricks To Make Packing So Much Better
from BuzzFeed - Latest

Catch Blog Readers With a Title and Hook
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Back to Business: The amazing that is AUTHORGRAPH
from Writer on the Side


Other Weekly Roundups

Cynsational News & Giveaways
from Cynsations

Field Trip Friday: March 29, 2013
from YA Highway

Publishing News of the Week
from Foreword Literary

Twitterific
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Publishing Pulse: Friday, March 22, 2013
from QueryTracker Blog

Writers’ Roundup: March 22
from Alexis Grant

 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Tell us what you think. We'd love to hear from you! :)