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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Before I get to my truly enormous list of links--I've been saving them up until I was well enough to type 'em all up! (I finally got an all-clear from the doctor--YAY!!)--congrats go out to Natalie, who won the big box of books in the comfort reads contest. (And a huge Thank YOU to those of you who mentioned my books--I confess, that did cheer me up quite a bit!)

And now, the links. Ready? Here we go...

Just totally adorable and fun--the phases of rejection

Agent and author Nathan Bransford on NOT thinking about all the other writers out there, and on the problem of thinking another writer has "made it"

A google search for book mentions--or (eeek!) reviews

Pimp My Novel on automatic writing, rumors about publishing (and being published), and a four part series of tips on writing, rewriting/revision, networking, and dealing with rejection

Pimp My Novel also has a nice primer up about e-books--they've been around for a long time (seriously, go see!)

From Writer Unboxed, a fabulous and inspiring post about becoming/being a writer, a hilarious (and so true!) about the challenges that come with being published, dealing with backstory, having a strange attractor in your writing (aka high concept), a theory about types of writers (I wonder which one I am?), and my fave, Taming the Beast, which is all about dealing with an unruly story, and which I think every writer can relate to

Over at Genreality, there's five tips for writers, a nice post about dramatic tension, one on the ever-looming specter of the next project, the power of trusting your gut (SO true!), and on daily word counts (I really enjoyed this one as well)

At Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, two kind of depressing blog posts: one on changes in the publishing lunch (the one lunch with the publishing exec who predicts the end of bookstores AND pubishing--eek!) and one on taking on a client--and then not being able to sell their book

Agent Jennifer Laughran on the importance of actually finishing your novel before you start to query --"Here's a quick quiz for Fiction writers (non-fiction is a bit different):

Would any given random editor or agent recognize your name and know the title of at least one of your books without being told, and smile when they thought about it?

Have you written and published any books that have had wide acclaim and great sales and/or won major awards?


IF the answer to any of these questions is Yes, then by all means submit a partial."

Jennifer also has posted an amazing genre breakdown that's a must read

Agent Kristin Nelson on a big change in how agents can submit children's and YA books to publishers

Murderati has some NaNoWriMo advice as well as a slam-dunk of a blog entry about one writer's experiment with different writing styles/tools (and the graphic at the top? AWESOME!)

Barnes and Noble has subdivided their teen section into multiple groups

The Wall Street Journal has a really interesting article on Stephen King and his thoughts on where publishing is headed (and check out how much money he made from sales of the Kindle-only story "Ur"!! Though, to be fair, he is, after all, Stephen King)

Is it easier to find a publisher or get an agent?

Agent Rachelle Gardner on the importance of taking time for yourself--and taking care of yourself -- so many writers I know work SO hard, and I think it's really easy to forget that yes, it is okay to not work all the time.

Dear Author has a great--and reader-centric!!--post up about authors' voices/writing style, and what makes them compelling

On to the sweets!

This one is for my husband--Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Salted Caramel Filling (yes, I'll try to make them this week!)

And you know how last year it turned out the candy corn was THE most hated of all Halloween candy? Well, if you got stuck with a bunch of it, here's a great way to use it--melt it up and make Caramel Corn Cupcakes

And I know I said this in the subject line, but please, don't forget to vote today!!


Blogger Tahereh said...

awwww thanks so much for the link to my post! you're an absolute doll :D

November 03, 2010 1:17 AM  
Blogger Bella said...

congratz to Natalie!

November 03, 2010 7:25 AM  
Blogger Bella said...

oh and yep, I voted:)

November 03, 2010 7:26 AM  
Blogger Hannah S. said...

OMG I love the book review finder link! It simplified my life by A TON, you have no idea. :)

Love, Hannah

November 05, 2010 3:24 AM  

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