Saturday, April 20, 2013

0 This Week for Writers 4/13-4/20

Writing Life

How to Do Writerly Good
from The Daily Dahlia

Working on Multiple Projects
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Best Mind Mapping Tool?
from Lifehacker

Find a Writers Group in Our New Directory
from GalleyCat

Three tips and apps that have improved my productivity
from Unclutterer

What Advice Would You Give to Young Writers?
from The Kill Zone

Why Keeping a Journal is so Important for Writers...
from Positive Writer

The Write Environment- How to Create a Home Office...
from Pen & Pro$per

Good Enough
from Writer Unboxed

Six Signs You've Got A Writer In Your Life...
from YA Fusion

39 things to do when you are feeling a bit angry with...
from YA Highway


Craft of Writing

Skip the Boring by Mindee Arnett
from Adventures in YA Publishing

How to Format Remembered Dialogue
from The Other Side of the Story

Debut Novelist Leah Konen: ‘Write YA because you want...
from GalleyCat

Question Time
from MOODY WRITING

My Editorial Notes Shorthand--a post by Gemma
from Bent on Books

The Flipside of Hero Empathy
from Storyfix.com

Snapback
from Ragged Feathers

Write what you love and readers will read it
from YA Stands

4 Things To Consider When Ending The World
from The League of Extraordinary Writers

FIRST PRIORITY: Make the Reader Care
from Seeking the Write Life

Little Darlings & Why They Must Die…for REAL
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Finding a Good Title
from Writer Unboxed

Digging Deeply for Voice
from The Lucky 13s

How to Use Stream of Consciousness
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Choosing Your Next Project
from The Sharp Angle

How to Get a Scene from Brain to Paper
from WritersDigest.com » Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to

Time, Work, and (What Else?) Macklemore
from Veronica Roth

Pixar Rule 14: The Heart of the Story
from The Bookshelf

Objectives Provide Story Momentum
from MOODY WRITING

Editing Is Like...Selling Your House
from Evil League of Evil Writers

When Titles Go Bad
from The Kill Zone

Step by Step Writing
from The Story Template: Amy Deardon

What Downton Abbey Can Teach us About Tension
from The Other Side of the Story

Celtic Folklore in Children's Fantasy: Some New Possibilities?
from The Enchanted Inkpot

How to enrich your writing
from Books & Such Literary Agency

Utopia and Dystopia – The Many Faces of The Future
from Veronica Sicoe - Science-Fiction Writer

Recording Our Ideas
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Best and worst advice
from Patricia C. Wrede's Blog

An Abridged Glossary of Pub Speak
from The Daily Dahlia

Physical Attribute: Head
from The Bookshelf Muse

Here’s What Makes Stories So Powerful
from The Write Practice

Creating Your Fantasy Bible
from There And Draft Again


Getting Published

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

Announcing the Judges for the May Pitch+250 Contest
from Adventures in YA Publishing


The Writer's Voice . . . the details!
from Brenda Drake . . . under the influence of coffee

Interview with Kidlit Agent Susan Hawk of The Bent...
from Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

9 Submissions in 9 Sentences
from Pub Rants

re: Should a Cliffhangar’s Synopsis Hang Too?
from DearEditor.com

6 Reasons Authors Still Want Publishers
from Books & Such Literary Agency

From Brain to Bookshelf: An Author’s Timeline
from The Other Side of the Story

An Open-Ended Question to Picture Book Writers
from Foreword Literary

Why Some Traditionally Published Writers Aren’t Self-Publishing
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Indie Author & Agent Partners – Thought 2
from Pub Rants

Writer’s Digest Conference East 2013
from DIY MFA

Super-Agent Chip MacGregor on the Nitty-Gritty of...
from Seeking the Write Life

April Secret Agent Early Info
from Miss Snark's First Victim

Which Book Publishing Route Is Right for You? [Part...
from The Future of Ink

Ask the Agent: Exploring the Nonfiction Book Proposal
from LitReactor

5 Things Fiction Acquisition Editors NEVER Say with...
from Novel Rocket

New Literary Agent Alert: Christa Heschke of McIntosh...
from WritersDigest.com » Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to

Q & A: Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing, Both?
from Word Café

Literary Agent Interview: Marie Lamba of Jennifer...
from WritersDigest.com » Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to 


Inspiration and Smiles

Rushdie Discusses What it is to be a Writer in this...
from Pub Rants

How to Use Pinterest for Writing Ideas and Inspiration
from Writing Forward

Inspiration or Perspiration: Which is Most Important?
from Blood-Red Pencil

Motivation For Writers
from MOODY WRITING


Networking and Promotion

The Business Rusch: Book As Event
from Kristine Kathryn Rusch

What Makes a Reader Pick Up a Book By a Debut Author?
from Author, Jody Hedlund

Are You a Marketing Artist or Scientist?
from Copyblogger

First Timer Tips for Writers Conferences
from YA Stands

3 Ways to Improve Your Author Website Today
from Jane Friedman

"You Should Do a Book Trailer"
from QueryTracker Blog

Are We Badgering Readers?
from Beyond The Margins

How To Get Honest Book Reviews
from Karen Woodward


Publishing and Book News

London Book Fair pins high hopes on debut novelists
from Books: Publishing | guardian.co.uk

Tidbits
from Writer Beware ® Blogs!

Penguin Proposes To Terminate Agency Agreements in...
from GalleyCat

London Book Fair RoundUp 2013: An Author’s Perspective
from The Creative Penn

Publisher Complaints Against Amazon Becoming Pervasive
from Publishing Perspectives

What New Skills Do Publishers Need to Navigate in...
from Publishing Perspectives

Next-generation ebooks introduced at London Book Fair
from Books: Publishing | guardian.co.uk

The New York Foundling To Launch New Book Review Column
from GalleyCat

New Adult – Perhaps the latest word for Chick Lit
from Pub Rants

ALA Announces Top Ten Most Challenged Books for 2012
from Writerswrite.com's Writer's Blog

Neil Gaiman urges publishers to 'make mistakes' in...
from Books: Publishing | guardian.co.uk

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


Story Elements

Refine Your Characters With the Pizza Test
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Characterization exercises
from Operation Awesome

How To See Through Your Character's Eyes
from Karen Woodward

Tone, Mood, & Style—The Feel of Fiction
from The Editor's Blog

World-Building 101: Geography and History
from Blood-Red Pencil

Pixar Rule 16: Stakes and Sweat
from The Bookshelf

David Farland’s Daily Kick in the Pants—Tightening...
from DavidFarland.net

Persuading Readers
from MOODY WRITING

Letting the Reader Experience Your World by Lisa Gail Green
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Five Dialogue Dilemmas to Avoid
from QueryTracker Blog

In The Beginning
from Write Despite

3 Ways To Create An Antihero Your Readers Identify...
from Karen Woodward

Writing Club Wednesday: Anatomy of a Fight Scene
from YA Misfits

Cohorts, Henchmen, Villains and Red Shirts: The Care...
from Writers In The Storm Blog

Writers and Places: Does Location Matter?
from The Write Practice

Monday Pep Rally: Location, Location, Location
from YA Misfits

Conflict: it doesn't only mean fighting, so why are...
from TalkToYoUniverse

Main Character is Both Protagonist and Antagonist
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

The Art of Character: The Five Cornerstones of Dramatic...
from The Creative Penn


Story Structure

Designing Your Story's Plot
from The Story Template: Amy Deardon

Structure vs. Creativity in Writing
from A Way With Words Writing

Jumping in Time in Writing a Novel, Memoir, Screenplay
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

The End Game
from The Kill Zone

Crafting an Epic – Part Four: The End..?
from Get Me Writing

Knowing When to Stop: Expectations for a Satisfying...
from WritersDigest.com » There Are No Rules Blog by t

Write a Killer First Line by Karen Finneyfrock
from Adventures in YA Publishing

How to Plot Wrong, in 3 Easy Steps
from A. Victoria Mixon, Editor

Searching for the Strongest Climax
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

Know your writing terms: Subplot
from Darla Writes


YA Books and Giveaways

New Releases 4/19-26 Plus 5 Giveaways!
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Interview with Brenda Drake
from Pens and Peonies

Review: How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True...
from Candace's Book Blog

TAKEN releases, Edgefest, and Dusting Off Old Projects
from Susan Dennard

The Moon and More
from YA bibliophile

[Giveaway!] Arclight by Josin L McQuein
from Reading Teen

[Book & Audiobook Review] Arclight by Josin L McQuein
from Reading Teen

Happy Book Birthday, THE SYMPTOMS OF MY INSANITY
from The Lucky 13s

Mindy McGinnis and Lynn from NOT A DROP TO DRINK
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Life After Theft
from YA bibliophile

Cover Reveal: OUTCAST by Adrienne Kress
from The Story Siren

[Giveaway] Win Books 2-4 of The Body Finder Books!!
from Reading Teen

The Eternity Cure Blog Tour: My Movie Casting Choices...
from Mundie Moms

Cat Winters Event Recap + a Give@way of a *signed*...
from Candace's Book Blog

The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles
from The Story Siren

Erin Bowman's TAKEN Is Out Today!
from Sarah J. Maas

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Quotes from Eleanor and...
from Jenna Does Books

[Quick-Fire Review] Dead Silence (Body Finder #4)...
from Reading Teen

Christina Mercer and Arrow of the Mist
from Operation Awesome

[Blog Tour & Giveaway] The Eternity Cure by Julie...
from Reading Teen

Review: The Rules by Stacey Kade
from Candace's Book Blog

Signed Books Giveaway Hop
from Bookshelvers Anonymous

Earth Day Tour: Reviews of Snowy White World to Save...
from Candace's Book Blog

NOT A DROP TO DRINK Has A New Pub Date!
from Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire

Review: LIFE AFTER THEFT by Aprilynne Pike
from Bookshelvers Anonymous

Unplug and Read Blog Tour: Revel by Maurissa Guibord
from The YA Sisterhood


Other Weekly Roundups

Publishing Pulse: April 19, 2013
from QueryTracker Blog

Field Trip Friday: April 19, 2013
from YA Highway

Cynsational News & Giveaways
from Cynsations

Publishing News Of The Week
from Foreword Literary

The Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 4/19/13
from Kami Garcia -- NYT Bestselling Author (The Beaut

Twitterific
from Mystery Writing is Murder

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