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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Oh, you are all too good to me, and your comments on my last post--seriously, how did I get to be so lucky? You are all so awesome I feel totally unworthy, but a HUGE XOXO to all you for your kindness.

And for those of you who haven't dropped a hint as to what you want to see on my blog--and win an ARC of Meg Cabot's latest novel, Abandon, go over here and do so! (This contest is also open internationally, so overseas readers, I'm waiting to hear from YOU!!)*

Now, let's hit those links:

Worried about what the publication process is like? Don't worry, you aren't alone

Two great posts about agency agreements: here and here

Before you submit your manuscript to agents, you really, really should finish it! See agent Jennifer Laughran's great post about it

How Publishing Really Works on Getting Published Is Not Enough -- This is a really great post that all aspiring (and frankly, published) writers should read, and I look forward to the rest of the series.

Advice for writers of speculative fiction

Oh, Betsy Lerner, I do adore you! Who else would write a post about finally reading all the books she's lied about reading?

From Dystel & Goderich Literary Management: a list of what to do to keep one agent interested in a manuscript, the importance of *not* having too much background in your story, and yet another reminder that when it comes to the Internet, the best thing to do when someone makes you mad is...nothing. Or at least take a day to cool off before you respond!

Over at Writer Unboxed: Yes, you can write if you have children and what makes a story unputdownable?

At Genreality, a fab post about how you must go for broke

Pimp My Novel on book readings and a handy guide to the biggest industry conference of them all, BEA

So, what's the deal when an agent asks for an exclusive?

Dear Author, as always, has a world of great links worth checking out (and I'm so glad that Apple is finally going to stop tracking everything I do/everywhere I go on iPhone!)

Has all this reading worked up an appetite? Then how about some Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream?

Or, perhaps, with a certain wedding coming up (tomorrow! And please tell me I won't be the only one getting up IN THE DARK to watch!) there's the American Pie Council’s Crisco National Pie Championship winner: Engagement Ring Pie (And I know you know which couple inspired this pie!)


*For feeds that strip links out, you can enter the Abandon ARC giveaway here: http://blog.elizabethwrites.com/2011/04/week-for-me-wow.html

5 Comments:

Blogger Kristin Rae said...

ooooooo I can already tell these links are made of awesome. Thanks so much for compiling them :)

April 28, 2011 1:06 PM  
Blogger Alexa said...

Well I won't be getting up in the dark but I will be watching and then going to a street party :)

Thanks for the links

April 28, 2011 2:14 PM  
Blogger Emily Reece said...

I just love all of the links you post. Thanks for compiling them!

April 28, 2011 9:07 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Are you kidding? I won't be watching the wedding at 3 am! I'm being smart and DVR-ing the entire thing so I can fast forward through all the darn commercials (which I am sure there will be MANY). I'm not that hardcore. :) I like my beauty sleep.

Remember the days before DVR and TiVo? Oh, those days were the worst! Something inevitably went wrong with the VCR (yes, I may be 22, but I remember my dad swearing at the VCR...it was quite amusing at times).

April 28, 2011 10:44 PM  
Blogger Jess Day said...

You aren't the only one! I got up early, for school!!!!, so I would have time to shower, pack my backpack and watch the wedding!

April 29, 2011 4:26 PM  

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