Articles of the Week June 26 – July 2
Glass Cases: The Beta & the Omega “So while beta readers, first round readers, critique partners – whatever you call them – can be many wonderful assets, there are some things they should definitely NOT be…”
The Five Things I Wish I Had Done or Known BEFORE I Got Published – ScriptShark.com First point says it all: “ Finished Before Asking for Advice” and other very good points.
How to Beat the 3 Types of Writer’s Block | Copyblogger A nice comprehensive article on writers block. You may find something that works for you!
Book Marketing Bestsellers : 45 Ways to Blog as a Novelist: Tips for Writers of Fiction “Stuck for what to blog about? Here are some tips for novelists, but the same tips can apply to writers of nonfiction, memoirs, children’s books, business books, and more.”
Glass Cases: What I Talk About When I Talk About Revisions An agent’s take on your MS
P&E: Warning List “Some General Rules for Spotting a Scam Publisher”
Word Count or Why Passive Sentences are Evil « The Empty Pen Another writer laments the imposing rule of word count! Good link and points made here.
Savvy Authors – CRAFT SHOT: Deep POV An oldie but a goodie!
Query Writing Mistakes to Avoid – Worldwide Freelance Writer “…do most of your neatly-crafted, SASE-containing queries come boomeranging back? Maybe you’re making the mistakes no one’s telling you about. Here’s a rundown.”
7 Secrets for Amazing Author Websites | Author Tech Tips“Most author websites fail to sell enough books to reimburse the author for the cost of building the website. The reason is because most authors don’t know the following seven secrets.”
8 Steps to More Concise Writing – Workflow: Writing Very good tips of writing well.
The Stiletto Gang: Writing Schedules, Writing Setbacks One author tells how she manages to write with a full schedule of LIFE in the way.
Don’t Let me Find You Bleeding in the Gutter—Understanding Book Terminology — The Book Designer “…the top terms you need to understand if you want to carry on a conversation with a book professional about the design and layout of your book.”