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Best of Best
3 Questions To Better Understand Your Novel
Writing the perfect scene by Randy Ingermanson.
Dear Querier, an agent is not going to steal your idea. In fact the only way to market your book is to share it.
Fiction Writers, don’t apologize for lack of credentials or degrees. The writing is all.
21% of fiction book purchases in 2008 were based on online awareness. –Bowker Online
Why do indie authors feel the need to vehemently defend their approach? Most readers don’t care who the publisher is. Focus!
Craft & Technique
For fiction writers: First or Third? And How To Choose.
How to create a satisfying ending by @annastanisz
Writers, should you outline or not? Yes.
Publishing Biz, Trends, Future of Publishing
What Can Publishers [and Authors] Learn from @CoryDoctorow by Richard Curtis
Sci-fi collective, including Ursula K Le Guin, skips publishers, goes DTC via Kindle, Sony, own website via @thebookseller
Valuable advice for authors on use of Twitter for book marketing
The Savvy Author’s Guide to Podcasting
(guest post by @EmApocalyptic)
8 Tips on Creating An Army Of People To Market Your Book
Fantastic info for writers interested in residencies/retreats/grants via @alexisgrant @thecreativepenn
The Writing Life
WSJ: prominent novelists describe their writing process
John Irving: “If I were 27 and trying to publish my 1st novel.. I might be tempted to shoot myself.” (video)
From Writer’s Digest (or linking to Writer’s Digest)
5 Ways to Start Your Memoir on the Right Foot
Successful Queries: Agent Joanna Stampfel-Volpe and “Sway”
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