Saturday, April 27, 2013

2 This Week for Writers 4/27/13 - Pubtips, Inspiration, Writing Craft, Industry News & More


Writing Craft

Recognizing Lazy Writing Habits
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Scrivener App on Sale for Half Price
from GalleyCat

Advice for Aspiring Children’s Book Authors
from GalleyCat

Writers Group Spotlight: Nth Creative Nonfiction Circle
from GalleyCat

The 7 Types of Possessive Case
from Daily Writing Tips

Stellar Writing Sells!
from Writers In The Storm Blog

The Perfect Openings
from YA Muses

Emotional Tension: Make It A Jagged Climb
from The Bookshelf Muse

Unified Theory Of Writing
from MOODY WRITING

What are the first steps in writing a book?
from Chip MacGregor .com

Why You Should Back Up Your Writing Right Now
from GalleyCat

Storyville: 20 Things I've Learned About Writing
from LitReactor

Questions to ask CPs, Betas, and (Friendly) Reviewers
from YA Stands

The Top 7 Reasons Why I Stop Reading a Novel
from Author, Jody Hedlund

TEST Your Writing Skills
from Artzicarol Ramblings

Writing lessons learned from BEAUTIFUL CREATURES
from Julie Musil

Give Your Character a Positive Goal
from Anna Staniszewski

How To Write A Critique: The Sandwich Method
from Karen Woodward

Fill the Container
from Write Line Blog

First Drafts in a Mobile Landscape: Five Word Processors...
from LitReactor

25 Things Writers Should Know About Traveling
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Screenwriting Skills Translated to Book-writing
from Pub(lishing) Crawl

40 Words You Can Trace Back To William Shakespeare
from BuzzFeed - Latest

What I Might Say To You if We Were Sitting Together...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

10 Word Mix-Ups To Avoid, Presented By Bunnies
from BuzzFeed - Latest

Should I be this honest?: Reclaiming my first drafts
from YA Confidential

Don't Make It Harder Than It Is - Finding the simple...
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Guest Author Stacy Green: Writing Close Point of View
from The Other Side of the Story

3 Things You Need for a Successful Book
from Rachelle Gardner

Time Management
from Writer Musings

Making Our Readers Care A Whole Awful Lot
from Operation Awesome

Spring Cleaning your Manuscript: Part 2
from ROOTS IN MYTH

It's Okay To Slow Down
from YA Highway

How Robert J. Sawyer Writes A Novel
from Karen Woodward

Storyteller’s Rulebook #183: Every Event Must Be A...
from Cockeyed Caravan

5 Tips For Finding a Competent & Compatible Critique...
from Author, Jody Hedlund


Getting Published

May 2013 Mystery Agent Details
from Operation Awesome

What’s the role of an agent in today’s changing publishing...
from Chip MacGregor .com

10 Questions with Agent, Attorney and Author, Margaret...
from LitReactor

Art of the Query Letter Wokshop
from Frankie Diane Mallis

re: What’s the Right Tone for a Query Letter?
from DearEditor.com

Literary Agent Julie Just To Join Pippin Properties
from GalleyCat

Literary Agents: Probably Now More Than Ever
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Why Do You Enter Writing Contests?
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

Thursday Elevenses at the Question Emporium: contests
from Janet Reid, Literary Agent

Agent Spotlight: Alyssa Reuben
from Literary Rambles

Saturday Evening Post Hosts Writing Contest to Honor...
from GalleyCat

You’ve got an offer of representation. Now what? —...
from Bent on Books

First-page critiques at TKZ
from The Kill Zone

The Silent Treatment
from Ingrid's Notes

What’s the Difference Between a Freelance Editor and...
from QueryTracker Blog

How to Correctly Format Your Book Interior Using Word:...
from BookBaby Blog

How Much Attention Should You Pay to Book Design?...
from Jane Friedman

Want Writing to be a Profession not a Hobby? The First...
from From the Write Angle

Prada Sponsors a Writing Contest
from GalleyCat

To Self-Publish or Not? A Word of Warning
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

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

Why Unpublished Writers Should Attend Writer’s Conferences...
from Seeking the Write Life

Know Your Best Alternative
from QueryTracker Blog


Writing Life

Writers and Journals--and Online Journaling
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Rolling the dice and rejections
from Andrew Jack Writing

7 F***in' Great Ways to Build Your Writing Routine
from LitReactor

Most Popular Mind Mapping Tool: Xmind
from Lifehacker

Attorney Laura Kirwan on Contracts, Copyright, Foreign...
from Lindsay Buroker

10 Shortcuts To Defeating Writing Procrastination...
from kristin nador writes anywhere

Am I a Work-in-Progress?
from YA Author Elana Johnson

How do You Refill Your Well?
from Blood-Red Pencil

A Story About Finding Your Way
from YAtopia

Be a Better Writer: Get Organized
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

 

Inspiration and Smiles

Defining Success
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

The Difference Between Writers and Wanna-Bes
from The Write Practice

Let’s Talk About Anxiety & The Creative Process
from Writer Unboxed

"We're going to need a bigger vacuum"
from Janet Reid, Literary Agent

How to write in your sleep
from Time to Write

Literary Birthday - 24 April - Sue Grafton
from Writers Write Creative Blog

Build a Better Professional Network and Transform...
from Copyblogger

What’s on My Inspiration Board #2
from Kami Garcia -- NYT Bestselling Author (The Beaut

It's a Books! Books! Books! Books! Books! World.
from Neil Gaiman's Journal

Boundaries and Burnout
from Writer Unboxed

A Concept of Goodness
from The Kindness Project

Writers: Do You Push Yourself?
from chasingthecrazies

For writers and others who make excuses (that's all...
from Time to Write

Use Your Dreams To Be Endlessly Creative
from Write to Done


Networking and Promotion

How Do You Keep Your Book Sales Momentum Going Over...
from Lindsay Buroker

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

How to Build an Audience with Google+ Hangouts
from Copyblogger

9 Questions To Ask About Your Social Media Addiction
from 99U

Why Are You Blogging?
from Beth Revis

Five Ways to Ask Successfully
from From the Write Angle

Twitter Don'ts
from Blood-Red Pencil

5 Ways Authors Can Use Pinterest as a Marketing Tool
from Rachelle Gardner

Book Launch Tip: Name Refreshments After Characters...
from BookBaby Blog

How Secure Are Your Social Media Accounts?
from 10,000 Words

How To Create A Press Kit
from Karen Woodward

The Author Website – Keep it Simple and to the Point
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

Do You Really Need an Author Website?
from Writers On The Move

The Myth About Introverts & Extroverts–Could You Be...
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

What Is the Best Way To Post a Twitter Correction?
from GalleyCat

Promotion Ickies
from Stina Lindenblatt

How (Not) to Write a Blog Post
from Writability

4 Most Popular Ways to Attract Readers to Your Blog
from Quips and Tips for Successful Writers

You Have To Leave The Comfort Of Your Computer
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Readers Make A Millionty Calories
from The World According to Maggie

Pre-publication samples
from Joe Wikert's Publishing 2020 Blog

Book Reviews Matter: Thank You For Taking The Time
from The Bookshelf Muse

When writers don't play nice in real life, do readers...
from The Kill Zone

Making Social Media Work For Your Writing
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

What’s the Best Way to Backup Your WordPress Website?
from Copyblogger

Social Media: Where We Spend Our Time
from Heidi Cohen


News and Trends

How do e-book publishers stack up in sales? Big win for Hachette
from Digital Book World

Wikipedia's Sexism toward Female Novelists
from New York Times

Publishing Pulse for April 26, 2013
from QueryTracker Blog

2013 Pulitzer Winners Get Sales Spike
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

This Week in Books 4/26/13
from Nathan Bransford, Author

Link: How language change is turning "slash" into...
from TalkToYoUniverse

The Royal Family Goes To Hogwarts
from BuzzFeed - Latest

How To Throw A Gorgeous And Geeky "Game Of Thrones"...
from BuzzFeed - Latest

The Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 4/26/13
from Kami Garcia -- NYT Bestselling Author (The Beaut

No, E-book Sales Are Not Declining
from Nathan Bransford, Author

Things We Love: Bess the Book Bus
from Write Line Blog

Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Counts 300,000+...
from GalleyCat

“30 Female Screenwriters to inspire you”
from Go Into The Story

Egypt’s Ibrahim Issa on Reading and Writing After...
from Publishing Perspectives

What In The Heck Is New Adult?
from christina lee

What’s the Difference Between a Freelance Editor and...
from QueryTracker Blog

Update on World Book Night
from Pub Rants

And the Winner of the Tension Contest is...
from The Other Side of the Story

Making It Work: NY Library Hosts Own ‘Project Runway’...
from School Library Journal

Why Not Give Away Ebooks on World Book Night Too?
from Publishing Perspectives

Book News: Austen’s Game Theory, Sedaris for Teens
from Page-Turner

Are children's books reinforcing materialism?
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

In Memory: E.L. Konigsburg
from Cynsations

Egyptian Graphic Novelist Magdy El Shafee Arrested
from GalleyCat

What The Hell Is A “Hybrid” Author, Anyway?
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Book News: George Saunders’s Computer, Note From M.L.K.
from Page-Turner

Who Inherits Your Copyrights?
from Writers In The Storm Blog


Story Elements

Storyteller’s Rulebook #184: Pair Your Flaws With...
from Cockeyed Caravan

Friday Round-Up: The Unintended Theme Edition
from Beyond The Margins

Explore Your Characters: Be Surprised
from Fiction Notes

Making Your Story Believable with a Real Setting
from Writers In The Storm Blog

A Simple Trick to Make Your Characters Pop
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

10 Types of Transitions
from Daily Writing Tips

Flashback or memory?
from edittorrent

The Importance of Titles by Janet Gurtler
from Adventures in YA Publishing

TOTW: Choose Your Weapon!
from The Enchanted Inkpot


Story Structure

The Problem With "Revealing" Information That's Already...
from The Other Side of the Story

The Psychology of Story Physics
from Storyfix.com

Inciting Incident Questions
from Adventures In Writer Land

Theme And Truth In Story
from MOODY WRITING

First Pages
from YA Muses

Finding the Lamp-Post by David Whitley
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Where does your book begin?
from Amwriting Blog | Amwriting Blog

What Soap Operas Can Teach Us about Writing
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

How to Create the Final Story-Moment
from Stavros Halvatzis

What NOT to Do When Beginning Your Novel: Advice from...
from Writer Unboxed


YA Books and Giveaways

Most Frequently Challenged Books & Shakespeare Flowchart:...
from GalleyCat

Top Children’s Books by Self-Published Authors for...
from GalleyCat

Editors’ Choice
from NYT > Books

Brenda Novak Auction!
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Beyond The Program: Suzanne Young’s Naughty List series
from Novel Novice

Cynsational News, Giveaways & Events
from Cynsations

EPIC 10K GIVEAWAY: Win an eReader (and more!) from...
from Latest blog entries

Bookanistas: Wrapping Up National Poetry Month
from Writer on the Side

Seeing, and seeing again
from CBC Diversity

Character Bucket List - Kiki Strike and Kirsten Miller
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Review: Hooked by Liz Fichera
from Candace's Book Blog

New Releases 4/26-5/3 Plus SEVEN Giveaways!
from Adventures in YA Publishing

THE 5th WAVE GIVEAWAY
from Literary Rambles

Reading and Reviewing
from Author Heather McCorkle

Blog Tour; Book Review / Giveaway: ICONS by Margaret...
from Mundie Moms

[GIVEAWAY!] The S-word by Chelsea Pitcher
from Reading Teen

Ten Questions About Arclight, By Josin McQuein
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Character Bucket List: Nathaniel and Lorelei from...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Blog Tour: TRUE by Erin McCarthy
from The Story Siren

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
from YA Author Elana Johnson

Waiting on Wednesday: THE PROGRAM by Suzanne Young
from Writer on the Side

Giveaway: THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey
from WORD for Teens

[Guest Post & Giveaway] My Life as a Cartoonist by...
from Reading Teen

Check Out Today's Releases
from Mundie Moms

April Debut YA Novels
from Stacked

Waiting on Wednesday: Tandem by Anna Jarzab
from The Bookshelf Review

Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway - VAIN by Fisher Amelie
from Confessions of a Bookaholic

Free E-book – HEART WARRIORS
from Behler Blog

Showers of Books Giveaway Hop!
from Confessions of a YA Writer

SHOWER OF BOOKS BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY
from Literary Rambles

Waiting on Wednesday / A Giveaway: The 5th Wave by...
from Mundie Moms

Blog Tour: Unbreakable (Unraveling #2) by Elizabeth...
from Katie's Book Blog

Icons Giveaway (UK Only)
from Margaret Stohl

sarahreesbrennan: yabooknook: HAVE YOU SEE THE PRETTY...
from LEIGH BARDUGO

Tour: Review & Giveaway - THE SPACE BETWEEN by Kristie...
from Confessions of a Bookaholic

E.L. Konigsburg Remembered, Celebrated for Inspiring...
from School Library Journal

On winning the LA Times Book Prize
from Here's Me Using the Word Blog in a Sentence

You Want This On Your Bookshelf: The Resurrectionist:...
from Reading Teen

Cover reveal and giveaway: ‘Sacrifice: a Fall For...
from Cassandra Page

2013 Favorite Reads - 1st Quarter
from Adventures In Writer Land


Other Weekly Roundups

Friday Roundup 4.26.13
from Write Line Blog

The Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 4/26/13
from Kami Garcia -- NYT Bestselling Author (The Beaut

Field Trip Friday: April 26, 2013
from YA Highway

Cynsational News, Giveaways & Events
from Cynsations

Twitterific
from Mystery Writing is Murder
 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the usual info-packed list of linkies! And also for including mine. :) Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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  2. Wow, what a terrific round-up! I'm wondering if you might like to include a link to our blogiversary giveaway in your next one. We're offering a chance to win one of 4 $25 gift cards (plus a 20% discount) for Anderson's Bookshops: http://www.teachingauthors.com/2013/04/gift-card-giveaway.html

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