Tag Archives: Writing and Publishing

lunch hour links for writers – week of 7/20/09

nom nom nom nom . . . Good stuff this week, kiddies! Writers connecting with writers in the best of sites, check out The Writer’s Chatroom. There is a forum, blogs, writing tips, and bi-weekly chats with published authors and … Continue reading

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lunch hour links for writers

More on the Google Book Settlement at Writer Beware Blogs! See Victoria Strauss’ post, It’s Official: DOJ Investigates Google Book Settlement. She has some wonderful links so you can inform yourself about the Settlement. The summer edition of The Rose … Continue reading

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on not giving up

I want you imagine me, tall and lanky, dancing in a circle and gibbering like a madwoman in absolute GLEE. You’re right, that is an ugly picture, but it’s apropos to how I feel right now. Why? Remember my twelve-year-old … Continue reading

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another look at analyzing critiques

In a fit of passion, I submitted the four opening lines of my novel to Edittorrent’s latest editing exercise. (Note: whenever a professional editor says drop me four lines and I’ll edit them for you, swallow your pride, cut and … Continue reading

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believable characters — motivation

Jennifer Neri posted on the problem of writing characters that are a different gender than the writer on her post, Gender – . While I haven’t had a problem with writing believable male characters, I do have a problem writing … Continue reading

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query letters — again

We can’t seem to delve too deeply into the mysterious words we want to use to write our way into publication. Laverne Daley has a great link on her post A Query Letter Alert (about an interview with Wendy Burt-Thomas).  … Continue reading

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new links of note

Links often get lost in the backwash, so I’d like to point out a few new links that I’ve added: two are under Book Reviews, one is under Literary Agents, and one is under Writing Tips. BOOK REVIEWS D.H. Schleicher’s … Continue reading

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