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ARC update for The Unwritten Rule

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

I want to give everyone a quick ARC update about The Unwritten Rule.

I've heard from Pulse, and it seems there aren't going to be a lot of ARCs for blogger review, which believe me, makes me just as sad as you!

I will keep trying to get them to raise the number for blogger review, even if it's just a little, and if I have to, I'll send photocopies of the copyedited manuscript out to bloggers early next year--it won't be cheap to do, but I will do it because I think it's super important that bloggers get a chance to review books!

Okay, moving on. I have--of course!--the usual load of links to share:

Jessica Faust on fixing a stalled writing career, writers and insecurity, and how long you should wait to hear from an agent about a project

Janet Reid offers notes she took at a class on effective query letters--if you're writing one or plan to write one, make sure you read this!

Nathan Bransford wants to know if you can tell you have writing talent--last time I checked, this one was up to over 300 comments, so there's a lot to read there!

Kristin Nelson talks about midlist authors and how they can break out with a combo of great book and publisher support

Over at Genreality, a thoughtful post about writing and marketing: the best advice I ever got

The Intern has yet another funny but very true post up, this time about why your book needs clear conflict--Lack 'o' identifiable conflict (especially in the first few chapters) is a major problem with first drafts. If you can't identify any conflict until Chapter 3, the book either needs to start at Chapter 3 or the first two chapters need to pony up. Remember: Nobody taking a bite of your half-cooked cake is going to say, "That's OK, I love salmonella" and keep eating it.

Finally, I did a lot of research about teen girls and drinking for Love You Hate You Miss You and I was offered a chance to write a guest blog about it. Many thanks to Leah and co. for the chance, and if you're interested: Drinking, and the Impossible Pressures of Being A Teenage Girl


Blogger Justine said...

That's unfortunate how there aren't going to be many ARCs to give out...but a photocopy of the copyedited manuscript sounds good to me! I'd love to review The Unwritten Rule :)

Ooh, and I'll totally check those links, especially the "How Can You Tell If You Have Writing Talent?"

November 03, 2009 3:59 PM  
Blogger Book Addict Girl said...

I agree. That is unfortunate, but amazing that you'll be making photocopies! I can't wait!

November 03, 2009 4:43 PM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

Too bad about the ARCs, but it's good that so many bloggers are interested in it!

Awesome guest blog. : )

November 04, 2009 1:51 AM  
Blogger Thao said...

I agree with Genevieve. That means The Unwritten Rule is loved (and wanted) by so many book bloggers right? I hope I'll to get read and review the book no matter what format it's in ^^

November 04, 2009 9:55 AM  
Blogger Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

That is unforunate that there aren't that many ARCs, but I'm with everyone else - I don't care what format it is, I'd love to review it!

November 05, 2009 11:06 AM  

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