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Best of Best
Do Self-Publishing Services Take Advantage of Writers?
10 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs (via @debng)
A MUST read blog post about book sales – quality stuff
When you don’t get your calls returned, that doesn’t mean you are unimportant – usually it means the other person is poorly organized or doesn’t return calls well. The lesson to be learned: Don’t let others shape your view of yourself.
Writers and Bloggers: Finding the time (to write) is not the issue as much as finding the will to do it. -Dave Barry
At ThrillerFest, had intellectual tussle about next ‘big thing’ w/agent Miriam Kriss. She says ‘steampunk.’ If u have any, send it her way.
Podcast: author @sethharwood on podcasting to print publishing success
Excellent wisdom on writing children’s books [from editor at Arthur A. Levine]
Craft & Technique
How not to start a story (via JA Konrath)
10 Tips for Creative Writers by Dennis G. Jerz
The Art vs. Craft Gap: a Writer’s Paradox (via @WriteToDone)
A Writer’s Number One Mistake
How writing disagreements differs from real-life confrontations by @ElizabethSCraig
Snappy, informative post by @VictoriaMixon: all you need to know about writing a novel in 1000 words.
Some ways to figure out the emotional heart of your story
Editing plastic fake-lip whistles out of your manuscript — great writing analogy/advice by @ElizabethSCraig
Advice on pacing your book’s plot
A very interesting article on getting your first draft done: First Draft Secrets: Five Simple Steps
Publishing News/Trends & The Future of Publishing
The Book Buying Industry is a Mess
A very long, but interesting & thoughtful look at the future of print books
Why Every Author Needs a Powerful Online Presence by @MichaelHyatt
Three steps to building an author platform: Get around, get connected, get online.
Interesting post offering six methods to help promote your novel
Good author resource from Berrett-Koehler on managing and using Amazon
Do’s and Don’ts of promotional emails, for authors and publishers–good post from Shelftalker blog
Just posted: Marketing is a service, a breakthrough point of view
8 Blog Tips from Tim Ferriss
Self publishing is not Print On Demand (via @BubbleCow) BUT POD is a fantastic option for people!
Twitter on Twitter
How I Tweet — FAQ by @chrisbrogan. A really awesome guide for Twitter etiquette.
Online & Offline Resources/Tools
Resources for the Beginning Novelist
The Writing Life / Philosophical / Inspirational
“Eat, Pray, Love” author muses on creativity. Captivating.
Silencing the Voice That Says You’re a Fraud (WSJ –a must read for writers!)
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