Saturday, April 13, 2013

0 This Week for Writers 4/6-4/12

Later today, we'll be announcing the fabulous judges for our next Pitch+250 Contest. Stay tuned!

Submissions for the next Pitch+250 Contest will be accepted starting on Sunday, April 28th at 3:00pm Eastern time. The submission window will close on May 3rd at 11:00pm Eastern time, or when we receive 100 submissions, whichever comes first. The entries will consist of a pitch of no more than 100 words plus the first 250 words of your manuscript. Please note that the pitch word limit has been lowered. Think logline, not query. 



Writing Life

11 Ways Stay-at-Home Moms (and Other Busy Folks) Can...
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Fortune’s Wheel
from Writer Unboxed

Casual Friday: Three Things I Wish I'd Known When...
from YA Misfits

Juggling Multiple Projects
from Susan Dennard

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

How To Create And Maintain The Habit Of Writing
from Karen Woodward

How We Find Meaning in Our Work (and How That Keeps...
from Lifehacker

Are We There Yet?
from Evil League of Evil Writers

5 Ways to Step Forward When You’re Scared to Death
from Marc and Angel Hack Life

Moving On
from YA Muses

Getting Comfy with the Discomfort
from Writer Unboxed

Make More Time for Your Writing
from WritersDigest.com » There Are No Rules Blog by t

Stalking the Muse
from QueryTracker Blog

Don’t Be a Resolution Writer
from The Write Practice



Craft of Writing

Do We Expect Too Much Realism in Our Stories?
from The Other Side of the Story

The Biggest Problem with Writing Advice
from Write It Sideways

Knowing What To Do Next
from MOODY WRITING

The Art of Story Velcro
from Pretentious Title

Storyville: Ten Ways to Avoid Cliches and Stereotypes
from LitReactor

5 Writing Lessons I Learned from Being an Editor
from DIY MFA

Is Writing Rewriting?
from Karen Woodward

What is a Natural Storyteller?
from Writer Unboxed

Inventing New From Old
from MOODY WRITING

Fiction Writing Exercises: Symbols and Symbolism
from Writing Forward

Why I Don’t Believe in Writer’s Block and What I Do...
from Operation Awesome

Lynn Joseph on Diversity in Writing
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Writers Write РSeeing the Clich̩ Through New Eyes
from Get Me Writing

26 Golden Rules for Writing
from The Story Template: Amy Deardon

When Should Writers Get Critiques?
from Author, Jody Hedlund

4 Ways Blogging Will Make You a Better Writer
from DIY MFA

Why I Don't Care What Your MC Looks Like
from Taryn Writes

A Different Kind of Romantic Gesture
from YA Highway

Guidelines Not Outlines
from MOODY WRITING

Instant Gratification
from deadlyeverafter

Swimming without a Life Vest, Flying without a Parachute,...
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

5 Cases of “Which”/“That” Confusion
from Daily Writing Tips

Most Common Mistakes Series: Why Suddenly Is a Four-Letter...
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Prewriting
from Patricia C. Wrede's Blog

In Praise of Sentences
from Operation Awesome

Writers who Murder
from Writer Unboxed

Physical Attributes Entry: Cheeks
from The Bookshelf Muse

Avoiding Fantasy Pitfalls
from There And Draft Again

Focus On What Matters
from MOODY WRITING

Writing Horror: Some Inevitable Misconceptions
from YA Highway



Getting Published

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

What Slush Pile Readers Look For In A Story
from Karen Woodward

Baby Evil Writers 101: Finding a Reputable Agent #2
from Evil League of Evil Writers

Agent Advice
from Write Despite

New Literary Agent Alert: MacKenzie Fraser-Bub of...
from WritersDigest.com » Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to

Pitching Dos and Don’ts
from Foreword Literary

7 Reasons Your Manuscript Might be Rejected
from Fiction Notes

Notes from Both Sides of the Desk: We All Want the...
from The Sharp Angle

Agent Round-Up: Reading as an Agent
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Nancy Kress on How To Get Out of the Slush Pile
from Adventures in YA Publishing

What I do to prepare for author submission
from Foreword Literary

What are agents looking for in a writer?
from Carly Watters, Literary Agent

“Indie First?” What Is Best In Publishing?
from terribleminds: chuck wendig

Being Internly: Lessons from Liberty States Fiction...
from The Lioness's Bookshelf

Five Things I Wish I’d Known Before Publishing a Book
from Writer Unboxed

Cliche openings and other things that I've seen a...
from Between the Idea and the Reality



Inspiration and Smiles

Writer’s Block: 5 Ways to Get Rid of It
from WritersDigest.com » Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to

Library Love: Five Libraries In Film You'll Never...
from LitReactor

Pitch Contest with Spencer Hill Press is OPEN!
from NA Alley

The Butterfly Effect
from YAtopia

Guest Post: Life with a Writer
from Quirk and Quill

What’s on My Inspiration Board #1
from Kami Garcia -- NYT Bestselling Author (The Beaut

On My Desk #1
from Kami Garcia -- NYT Bestselling Author (The Beaut

Staying Positive
from YA Stands



Networking and Promotion

8 Types of People Who Attend Writing Conferences
from WritersDigest.com » There Are No Rules Blog by t

Pinterest: A Visual Marketing Tool for Writers and...
from The Creative Penn

5 Ideas for Using Pinterest as an Author
from Jane Friedman

A Word About Word of Mouth
from The Sharp Angle

10 Things You Can do in 10 Minutes to Advance Your...
from Pen & Pro$per

3 Ways to Market Your Book RIGHT NOW!
from Wise, Ink.

Book Marketing Using Paid Promotion: Targeted Email...
from The Creative Penn


Publishing and Book News

The Infernal Devices Movie News: Stephanie Sanditz...
from Mundie Moms

Literary Agents Are Watching Blogs & Amazon Bestseller...
from GalleyCat

Are Limited Licenses for Books the Way of the Future?
from Publishing Perspectives

EW's The Bane Chronicles Interview With Cassandra...
from Mundie Moms

Do The Right Thing
from Brillig

E-lending could signal a new chapter for libraries
from Books: Publishing | guardian.co.uk



Story Elements

Shopping for Your Character’s Homes
from Novel Rocket

Character Limitations
from There And Draft Again

Thematic Significance of Stories
from Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers

How to Set Tone and Mood in Your Scenes
from The Other Side of the Story

Playing Dr. Frankenstein – 5 Questions To Ask Your...
from Writers In The Storm Blog

Writing Club Wednesday: Picking Perspectives
from YA Misfits

TTYU Retro: Can you "know" a character if you're not...
from TalkToYoUniverse

The Necessary Ingredients to a Good Conflict
from Between the Lines: Edits and Everything Else

Create your characters from different moulds
from Nail Your Novel



Story Structure

How to Write a Memorable Beginning and Ending
from The Write Practice

Are Your Scene Breaks Rude?
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Plot points
from Patricia C. Wrede's Blog




YA Books and Giveaways

New Releases 4/12-4/19 plus 4 Giveaways
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Book Talk: RUMP by Liesl Shurtliff
from Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire

About Exclusive Content and a Giveaway!
from YA Highway

I want a name, I want it so it can cut glass, you...
from Read Dammit! Read!

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa
from Reading Teen

[Guest Post & Giveaway] The Shadow Girl by Jennifer...
from Reading Teen

Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY!: Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
from The YA Sisterhood

The Ward by Jordana Frankel
from The YA Sisterhood

Waiting on Wednesday: Between The Devil and the Deep...
from The YA Sisterhood

Let Me Go All Librarian on You: Fantasy Readalikes
from The League of Extraordinary Writers

Cover Reveal: Scorched by Mari Mancusi
from Cynsations

Blog Tour/ Book Review: Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
from Mundie Moms

Cover Reveal! The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans
from Presenting Lenore

After the Masque... More Masque!
from YA Fusion

Review: ARCLIGHT by Josin McQuein
from Bookshelvers Anonymous

Happy Birthday Leigh!
from YA bibliophile



Other Weekly Roundups

Publishing Pulse: 4/12/2013
from QueryTracker Blog

Field Trip Friday: April 12, 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 4/12/13
from Kami Garcia -- NYT Bestselling Author (The Beaut

Twitterific
from Mystery Writing is Murder


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