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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wow, you all liked the changes to the Celebrate The Unwritten Rule contest! I visited the post office this morning with ten books--and those were just from entries that came in yesterday!!! Keep them coming and remember, if I break the 1000 barrier on B&N.com and amazon, the number of free books goes up to TWO each...

As always, full contest details are here and a big thank you and YAY! to all of you for your understanding and support.

And keep those entries coming in! You all know how much I love to give away books and this time, I have to admit, it's extra fun!

OH! And I got the most amazing surprise when I stopped by my post office box yesterday--The Unwritten Rule t-shirts from Morgan!! Check them out:

See, it's stuff like this that makes me know you're all the most awesome EVER!

And now I have some links to share:

Agent and author Nathan Bransford on query letter subject lines and on the latest Amazon review controversy (is it just me, or is there a new amazon controvery every week??)

Interesting blog post on writing slower -- and be sure to check out the comments too!

Things you shouldn't ever send an author (Blood? People send things with blood on them????!)

The Rejectionist with a brief but hilarious post on the importance of proofreading

The INTERN has a guest blog about names, and why some of them just seem/sound better than others

Jessica Faust talks about the term 'coming of age'--I love Jessica's posts because she not only has some pretty darn good advice, but because she talks about actually being an agent and not just how many queries she's gotten and so on. And while there are loads of agent blogs offering advice, I like it when agents talk about their work and how they think too.

Author Jim C Hines did a survey asking novelists about their first published book. He really, *really* took a lot of time doing the survey and then breaking the results down, and you can read them here: part one, part two, and part three. A definite must-read for anyone who wants to be published--and, IMO, for those who are published too.

Finally, a few posts from the Dystel & Goderich agency blog: one on their submission process to editors for clients, one on the very popular subject of what authors can and can't control and a great one about the extreme importance of being professional, or, as the blog post title says, think before you kvetch


Blogger barbrafl said...

The shirts are adorable :) I've just started THE UNWRITTEN RULE and can't wait to finish

March 25, 2010 11:41 AM  
Blogger Morgan said...

They look great on you Elizabeth and I'm so glad you like them!

March 28, 2010 12:05 AM  

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