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Digest online classes:
- How to Write Your Life Story or Memoir (October 21) by Linda Joy Meyers. Includes a critique, plus a digital download of a how-to book on memoir.
Best of Best
Choosing An Editor For Your Work
Self-Help and Memoir: Do’s and Don’ts to Save Your Book
You Aren’t J.A. Konrath: Top advice from a top-selling Kindle author. And actually very positive.
In today’s “closed-to-queries” climate, how can writers get agents? A few tips
How to pick an agent if you write for multiple audiences
The declining popularity of children’s picture books
Craft & Technique
Write characters, not “Mary Sues”
Do you need a villain-style antagonist? What if you don’t have one?
News & Trends
“He who controls IP wins: Macmillan Starts Film/TV Division”
The e-reader incompetence checklist (for discerning consumers, editors, publishers and designers)
Smart piece by @brainpicker showing why Malcolm Gladwell is flat out wrong [about social media]
Platform Building, Self-Promotion
Publicity expert shows self-published authors how to use Google Alerts & Help a Reporter Out
Self-Publishing and E-Publishing
A look at Barnes & Noble’s new PubIt [self-pub] service (plus a small caution)
Blogging & Websites
3 Reasons to Start Blogging Before a Book Contract
To Blog or Not To Blog: Authors Online
5 Blog Naming Basics
Online Tools & Resources
Research Links for Writers
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