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Best of Best
Why the editor doesn’t love your book
I just posted So You Can’t Seem to Land an Agent—Now What?
5 Lies Writers Believe About Editors
Protagonist must be active, not passive. Character can’t just have things happen to them, but must be pro-active.
Authors: there is really NO NEED to copyright your work before submitting. Seriously. Waste. Of. Time.
Enlightening stats: why lit agent @Janet_Reid rejected mss in 2009
Is it ok to resubmit a revamped mss to lit agents after they reject it? Dystel & Goderich answers
How My Blog Landed Me a Book Deal
Personalization = good. Fake personalization = not so good.
Really thorough, great post from @ColleenLindsay
on word counts for fiction
Craft & Technique
30 one-minute tips for strengthening your novel, by Darcy Pattison
Alan Rinzler offers help with transitions and bridges
10 Editing tips from @MargaretAtwood
What the best writing teachers do
Twitter, Blogs & Social Media
Here it is. The ultimate guide on how to use Facebook to build your platform.
Blog writing—know your audience
Marketing & Promotion
Listing of online radio shows that regularly interview authors, tips on being a guest
Resources & Tools
Ever wondered if something was covered by copyright? Check this chart. Excellent resource.
Researching Agents: list of resources from lit. agent @JillCorcoran
The best writing tips ever, via @huffingtonpost
Librarything’s new iphone app finds local bkstores, libraries, lit fairs
The Writing Life & Fun Stuff
Out of Control (why balance is overrated) by @jonathanmead
Don’t worry if you don’t know ‘Absolutely Everything’ before starting out. by @gapingvoid
What does your favorite author say about you?
For us type geeks and font lovers – the periodic table of typefaces
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