Saturday, May 4, 2013

2 This Week for Writers 5/4/13: Pubtips, Craft, News, Trends, Inspiration and More

Don't forget the May First Five Pages Workshop with mentor S.T. Underdahl opens for submissions at noon Eastern today. Check out the Workshop rules here.


Writing Craft

Want to write bigger stories or just think bigger?...
from Time to Write

Revision Tips
from The League of Extraordinary Writers

To Lay or To Lie—That Is the Question
from Live Write Thrive

Best Business Advice for Writers: April 2013
from Jane Friedman

4 Ways to Improve Your Prose
from YA Stands

10 of My Favorite Writing-Craft Sites
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Should You Maintain the Same POV Distance Throughout...
from The Other Side of the Story

A Short Anecdote, and How to Build Reader Empathy...
from The Bookshelf Muse

The Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 5/3/13
from Kami Garcia -- NYT Bestselling Author (The Beaut

Style & Story: How “What Not to Wear” Teaches About...
from Cynsations

It’s live! New Nail Your Novel book shows you how...
from Nail Your Novel

Boundary setting for sensitives and writers
from Jenna Avery

Editing Tips and Tricks
from The League of Extraordinary Writers

5 Examples of Proper Style for Proper Nouns
from Daily Writing Tips

Stretching the Story Seed
from Blood-Red Pencil

Managing Critique in Writing Workshops
from Beyond The Margins

Develop Your Narrative Voice By Stealing From Bestselling...
from Write to Done

Three Tips for Better Storytelling
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

Questions for Your Manuscript
from Artzicarol Ramblings

Why Your Novel May Not Be Historical Fiction After...
from Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors

Never, Never, Never Lose Your Work!
from Rachelle Gardner

Writer's Survival Guide #IWSG
from .W.I.P. It

What novelists can learn from song writers
from The Kill Zone

Writing Advice You Should ALWAYS Follow
from Novel Rocket

Managing Your Conference Expectations (From the Archives)
from YA Muses

Story Flaw Fixes, Part Two
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

JESSICA BELL INTERVIEW AND SHOW & TELL IN A NUTSHELL/...
from Literary Rambles

Uncertainty: The Normal Writing Process
from Fiction Notes

Editing Tips and Tricks - or how to find out what...
from The League of Extraordinary Writers

Adverbs and Clich├ęs in a Nutshell
from Where Fantasy and Love Take Flight

Murphy's Law And Writing - Be Like a Boy Scout and...
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Monday Musings: Writing Communities
from chasingthecrazies

Screenwriting Tip: Know who you’re writing for
from Go Into The Story

3 Steps To Better Prose
from Karen Woodward

Want to solve a writing or marketing problem? Ask...
from Time to Write

Info Dumps, Lectures, AYKB, and Other Author Intrusions
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Editing Tips & Tricks
from The League of Extraordinary Writers

A Conversation Between Critique Partners: In Defense...
from Pub(lishing) Crawl

Why Is Storytelling Ability So Important?
from Jami Gold, Paranormal Author

How to Research
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

5 Writing Links You Can Use in the Field
from Copyblogger

Perpetual WIPs
from The Daily Dahlia

Tips for Formatting Your Manuscript
from WOW! Women On Writing Blog

What Novelists Should Know About Short Fiction
from Writer Unboxed

Revisions: Knowing When You've Got It Right.
from YA Highway

Three Keys to Writing Memorable Fiction
from Anne R. Allen's Blog

4 Types of Gerunds and Gerund Phrases
from Daily Writing Tips

Creating A Style Of Your Own: Why It’s So Hard (And...
from Write to Done

TOTW: Plot Generators, What-If Tools, 37 Dramatic...
from The Enchanted Inkpot


Getting Published

A Hero’s Guide Writing Contest
from Novel Novice

Query Critiques: More Important Than You Think
from Writability

The Secret Recipe for Writing a Perfect Pitch
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

FIRST FIVE FRENZY – Tricia Lawrence with Erin Murphy...
from chasingthecrazies

How Many Books Would You Have To Write To Quit Your...
from Karen Woodward

Greenhouse author Michelle Schusterman interviews...
from Sarah's Blog

VIDEO: Cover to Cover: Book design in focus
from BBC News - Home

Call For Submissions: First Kiss
from Miss Snark's First Victim

Being Published Is Not Simply A Privilege
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

CONFERENCE COMMANDMENTS
from YA Muses

What if I’m not happy with my agent?
from Chip MacGregor .com

"The Writer's Voice" Rafflecopter Sign-Up!!
from Cupid's Literary Connection

Ask The Agent: When to Nudge Agents, Hiring Editors,...
from LitReactor

The Top 3 Myths About Writing Contests
from BookBaby Blog

Three Workshops and a Blog Post
from Storyfix.com

Why Writers Shouldn't Rush Into Publication
from Author, Jody Hedlund

The New Era of Self-Publishing
from Writer Unboxed

Writing a Book Proposal – Yes? No? Who’s Right?
from Behler Blog

Cassandra Clare: On Writers Getting Paid to Write
from Mundie Moms

Announcing the May First Five Pages Workshop with...
from First Five Pages Workshop

The Benefits of Having an Agent
from Rachelle Gardner

Career Planning and Agents
from Babbles from Scott Eagan 


Inspiration and Smiles

How to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone – Without Freaking...
from Writers In The Storm Blog

Writer's Fear
from Novel Matters

The Imposter Syndrome
from Pub(lishing) Crawl

Advice For New Writers
from Karen Woodward

Writing Tips and Quips From the Great Fitzgeralds
from Quips and Tips for Successful Writers

Goodbye, Fear
from Novel Matters

You Might be Looking, but do you SEE?
from The Other Side of the Story

The 39 Most San Francisco Things That Ever Happened
from BuzzFeed - Latest

Respecting your dreams
from Andrew Jack Writing

Can You Guess the Authors by Their Nobel Citations?
from PWxyz

Book Review: Making Your Creative Mark by Eric Maisel
from Blood-Red Pencil

Where Do You Get Your Inspiration? by Gina Damico
from Adventures in YA Publishing

The Absolutely True Secret to Success in Writing and...
from Words from the Woods

Slay The Doubt Monster?
from Julie Musil

Reader Question: Finding Inspiration
from Jodi Meadows

When The Words Won't Flow: 5 Quick Writing Exercises...
from YA Highway

Five Authors Who Prove It's Never Too Late To Start...
from LitReactor

Juvenilia and Loving the Writer You Were
from YA Highway

Inspirational song of the day
from Buffy's write zone

Writerly Humor: The Mood for Creative Inspiration
from Rob D Young

The Truth About Rejection
from Paranormal Point of View

21 Tips That Will Brighten Your Work Morning
from BuzzFeed - Latest


Networking and Promotion

Blurb Etiquette
from Rachelle Gardner

Blog or Website—Which Does a Writer Need?
from Novel Rocket

Lessons from a Conference Junkie
from YA Muses

Get More Followers! Creative Ways to Use Twitter!
from Author Marketing Experts, Inc. » BLOG

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

Goodreads Alternative Riffle Goes Live
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

How To Sign a Digital Author Autograph Online
from GalleyCat

Web Tips for Authors: The April Roundup
from BookBaby Blog

Do Free Ebooks Really Hook New Readers?
from Author, Jody Hedlund

6 Book Marketing Tips that are Sure to Increase Your...
from Writers On The Move

I LOST THREE Followers—Twitter & Tips to Keep from...
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

Book Marketing Q&A with Scholastic’s Social Media...
from Publishing Perspectives

Uncomfortable Social Media
from Hey, There's A Dead Guy in the Living Room

Using Pinterest for Pinspiration
from Mystery Writing is Murder

The Ultimate Guide To Goodreads For Authors
from The Creative Penn

Facebook: Fans Are Brand Currency
from Heidi Cohen

Book Marketing Is Also Murder
from Mystery Writing is Murder

Rooted Marketing: Preplanning Your Marketing as You...
from Live Write Thrive



News & Trends

Tests show Pablo Neruda had cancer
from BBC News - Home

Social Media for Publishers
from Catherine, Caffeinated

James Patterson: Prototypical Indie Author?
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

“How’s the Book Doing?”
from Carolrhoda Books Blog

How Many Copies Make a Self-Published Bestseller?
from GalleyCat

Writing Question: Are you thankful for your creativity?
from Go Into The Story

Checking In On Our #FollowATeens
from BuzzFeed - Latest

Hachette to Sell Frontlist Ebook Titles to Libraries
from School Library Journal

Top 10 indie bookstores
from CNN.com - Top Stories

Anne Frank's diary isn't pornographic – it just reveals...
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Character studies
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Profits rise at S&S in first quarter
from Bookseller news

Screen-Free Week Happening Now! (with Quotes)
from Wavy Lines

Fifty Shades of Grey boosts book trade
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Author Solutions...
from Writer Beware ® Blogs!

Hachette US to make new e-books available to libraries
from Bookseller news

Children's Job Moves: April 2013
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Talk About Burying The Lead
from Pub Rants

World Peace and Other Aspirations: The Role of Play...
from School Library Journal

Architects of Dreams: Anythink’s Pam Sandlian Smith...
from School Library Journal

27 Unexpected Ways Coffee Can Improve Your Life
from BuzzFeed - Latest

The New York Times Book Review's retirement plan |...
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

Ether for Authors: Take Me to Your Data
from Publishing Perspectives

BEHIND THE SCENES, Out in the Open
from The Daily Dahlia

Required Reading
from Oasis for YA

Two Great Free E-Books for Writers!
from Nick's Writing Blog

News Briefs: Week of April 29, 2013
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

2013 Jane Addams Children's Book Awards
from Mitali's Fire Escape

New Adult, you confuse me
from Steph Bowe's Hey! Teenager of the Year

This Week in Fiction: Jonathan Lethem
from Page-Turner

Weird Writing Trends: Sexy Stalkers?
from Writability

Best Summer Books & Summer Reading 2013 - Top 10 List

From Publisher's Weekly


Story Elements

In Romance Writing, Let The Romance Grow - Don't Force...
from Babbles from Scott Eagan

Creating Characters with Character
from The Indelibles

Donald Maass On Why Books Don't Sell
from Karen Woodward

Creating Multi-Dimensional Characters #2—Everybody...
from Kristen Lamb's Blog

The Protagonist Problem: why is the hero or heroine...
from Writing Forward

Love at first line: Opening sentences that grab
from Writers In The Storm Blog

Picking The Right Time
from Kidlit

Handling Scene Transitions With Multiple POVs
from The Other Side of the Story

Create a Compelling Protagonist
from Go Into The Story

Ask a Million Questions: Worldbuilding by Kristin...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

From Serviceable to Memorable: 5 Principles for Dialogue...
from Mythic Scribes

Write great dialogue scenes in 7 steps
from Nail Your Novel

How Paradoxes Deepen Character
from Stavros Halvatzis

WritersRoad Chat: Key Elements of a Bestseller
from Author Heather McCorkle

Character Archetypes 101: The Caregiver
from The Character Therapist

Back to Business: Craft Chat about Fake Places
from Writer on the Side


Story Structure

How to Satisfy Your Reader With a Great Ending
from The Write Practice

The End of Happily Ever After
from LitReactor

Character’s Relationship with His Setting
from Novel Rocket

Beginning and Ending
from Writer Unboxed

Story breakdown: Sense and Sensibility, Act I
from Alexandra Sokoloff

Storyteller’s Rulebook #185: Heroes Should Ascend,...
from Cockeyed Caravan

Don’t Let Structure Box You In
from Anna Staniszewski

Cliffhangers
from Karen Woodward

"The Rules" - Understand Them Before You Break Them...
from Seeking the Write Life


YA Books and Giveaways

Quick-Fire Review: School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
from Reading Teen

New Releases 5/3-5/10 Plus 3 Giveaways!
from Adventures in YA Publishing

True by Erin McCarthy
from The Story Siren

DFWCon and Win SOLSTICE!
from ROOTS IN MYTH

Mother's Day 2013: 10 best books
from Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

Free Books for Cinco de Mayo
from GalleyCat

Breaking the rules of YA (with CODE NAME VERITY)
from We Heart YA

Books to Watch Out For: May
from Page-Turner

Character Bucket List: Zenn from Christian Schoon's...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Giveaway: $50 Amazon Gift Card!
from Katie's Book Blog

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - review
from Books news, reviews and author interviews | guar

YA ICONS TOUR: Take me to Your Reader!
from Beth Revis

Where have all the Canalettos gone?
from Book Maven

Giveaway: Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells...
from Latest blog entries

Giveaway: The How-To Handbook (US/Canada)
from Latest blog entries

Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You by Joyce...
from Reading Teen

[Blog Tour & Giveaway] The Watcher by Lisa Voisin
from Reading Teen

Giveaway: ICONS Prize Pack by Margaret Stohl (US/Canada)
from Latest blog entries

Giveaway: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill (US/Canada)
from Latest blog entries

Birthday Giveaway! Win an ARC of Incarnate 3
from Jodi Meadows

Birthday Giveaway! Win an ARC of Incarnate 3
from (W)ords and (W)ardances

New George R R Martin for Christmas
from Bookseller news

Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
from Mundie Moms

2013 YA Contemporary Challenge: May Reviews!
from Katie's Book Blog

Cover Reveal: SHADOWLARK by Meagan Spooner + US Giveaway
from Latest blog entries

Fourteen Killer Thrillers, just 99 cents each!
from Alexandra Sokoloff

Writing Inspiration & Cover Release Wednesday
from Stina Lindenblatt

Book News: ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth
from Mundie Moms

April Wrap-Up + May TBR Suggestions + Giveaway!
from Katie's Book Blog

Fiction Series Update | May 2013
from School Library Journal

For YA Readers: Read These Now
from Writability

International Giveaway: Feral Nights & Eternal: Zachary's...
from Cynsations

The Wish List (2)
from WORD for Teens

Help a great cause and win a TON of ARCs! - Bears...
from Confessions of a Bookaholic

Character Profiles + Giveaway: Off Sides by Sawyer...
from YA Stands

Icons Review and Giveaway
from Margaret Stohl

newleafliterary: Win this entire pile of ARCs! Enter...
from LEIGH BARDUGO

New YA Releases: April 30, 2013
from Novel Novice

Ray Bradbury Classics Finally Coming as eBooks
from The Passive Voice - Latest Updates

Giveaway: Win a Barftastic Backpack of Boredom Busters!
from School Library Journal

AWAKENINGS by J.E.Shannon ... Cover reveal!
from Brenda Drake . . . under the influence of coffe

Blog Tour: Review & Give@way of How I Lost You by...
from Candace's Book Blog

ICONS Blog Tour Schedule
from Margaret Stohl

Double Giveaway -- The Truth of Me and Kicking In...
from The Write Stuff

The Power of the Indie
from From the Write Angle

New Reads: April 29-May 5 2013
from The Story Siren

Kids’ Favorite Books: Top 100 Lists
from Fiction Notes

YA AND MIDDLE GRADE BOOK GIVEAWAY
from Literary Rambles

BEA 2013: All Our Coverage
from PublishersWeekly.com News Articles

Memorable Openings by Cecilia Robert
from Adventures in YA Publishing


Writing Life

Google Keep Gets Its Own Chrome App for Standalone...
from Lifehacker

Work More Efficiently by Identifying Your Unique Working...
from Lifehacker

True Confessions of a Juggler: Time Management Tips...
from DIY MFA


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

Dealing With Your Emotions As You Write
from Courage 2 Create

How to Stop Getting Paralyzed and Start Making Better...
from Goins, Writer

How Breaks Make You More Productive
from Books & Such Literary Agency

These Are The Things That Make Us Anxious: Matt Haig...
from Notes from the Slushpile

Writing Spaces - from clutter to creativity
from Words & Pictures - Online Magazine of SCBWI

Question of the Week - What are your essential writing...
from Adventures in YA Publishing

Should You Quit Your Day Job to Write?
from The Kill Zone




Other Weekly Roundups

Cynsational News & Giveaways
from Cynsations

The Week in Writing: My Favorite Posts & Tips 5/3/13
from Kami Garcia -- NYT Bestselling Author (The Beaut

Publishing News of the Week
from Foreword Literary

Field Trip Friday: May 3, 2013
from YA Highway

Twitterific
from Mystery Writing is Murder 

2 comments:

  1. There's so many great links I missed this week. I wish I didn't have to sleep so I could read them all. Thanks for including Literary Rambles and for all the time you spent putting these together.

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  2. Wow, amazing list of links~ thanks!

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