Saturday, June 1, 2013

10 This Week for Writers 6/1 - Pubtips, Writing Tips, Book Giveaways, Inspiration, Industry News & More

Photo by Steve Corey

Don't Forget! 

The June 1st 5 Pages Workshop with guest mentor Nancy Kress, author of over 26 books, will open for submission at noon Eastern today. Go here for more information.

Tip of the Week

Lie naked on the table, and let them cut. Criticism is surgery, and humility is the anesthetic that allows you to tolerate it. In the end, the process will make you a stronger, more flexible, and truly creative writer. It will replace attitude with genuine confidence, and empty arrogance with artistry.~ Molly Cochran

On YA Literature

via Ultimate YA

On Reading
via Barbara Blomer

On Writing
via Come Hang Out at My Lunch Table

On Persevering

via Andilicious

Something You Can Do...

Please read this:
YA Books and Giveaways

Inspiration and Smiles

Story Elements

Story Structure

General Writing Craft

Getting Published

Networking and Promotion

Industry News and Trends
Other Roundups
Share Your Links
What have you read (or written) this week (books, blog posts, articles, thoughts, whatever) that struck a chord with you? Am I missing important posts from a particular site you've found? Share your thoughts and links in the comments!
Happy reading and writing. Have a great weekend!


  1. wow - what a fabulous round up of news and links! thank you for taking the time to put this all together. Now, I'm off to do some reading!

    1. Hope you find as much inspiration as I did reading those posts!

  2. Hmmm people may not want to eat on it if I lied naked on the table lol

    1. Lol! I was more worried about the blood since it conjures an image of critiquers poised with their knives and forks. The nakedness wasn't such a problem in comparison.

  3. Wow. Thanks for this list. I'll be busy for quite a while. =)

    1. Yikes. The goal is to save you time by putting the resources together. I want to to still have time to write! :)

  4. Great list - thanks!!

    Love those quotes - the Reading one is especially awesome! :)

    1. Isn't that awesome? And it comes through in everything she ever wrote. I just wish she had been able to do more novels!

  5. So glad I found your blog! Great quotes. I'm going to have to check out that link about the Divergent movie update. I just read the book recently, and I'm so glad they're making a movie out of it.

    This looks like such a resourceful blog, and I know I'd definitely be returning here.

    1. Welcome, Cynthia! I'm so glad that you stopped by and that you took the time to comment.

      I am a huge Divergent fan. I still can't believe she wrote that as a class project in college--best class project ever, right?

      Hope to see you back soon!


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