Writing and Publishing Around the Web: October 2011

Hello friends of Writing Snippets! As part of our format change we’ll now be interspersing blog posts and written interviews with our podcasts. If you are subscribed to the RSS feed or via email you’ll still get notified every time these new posts go up.

We’re also introducing a new monthly feature: Writing and Publishing Around the Web. Every month we’ll post a list of links to some of our favorite articles/podcasts/etc. on the craft and business of writing. Here’s our first installment.

Agent Rachelle Gardner hosted a guest post on the important question: Do Writers Need to Think about SEO?

Agent Mary Kole posted some handy tips for writing character self-description in first person narratives.

The QueryTracker.net blog posted an article on social networking for writers.

Author Patricia C. Wrede discusses all the hats authors need to wear for their careers.

Author Jim C. Hines tries to answer the questions: Should Writers Blog, and Why?

Author Gail Carson Levine gives some tips on writing more effective description.

Darcy Pattison discusses using dialogue in exposition.

Author Elana Johnson talks about the importance of deleting content when editing.

At Shrinking Violet Promotions (marketing for introverts), author R.L. LaFevers talks about what sells middle grade books.

One of my favorite blogs on the business side of being a writer, The Passive Voice, posted a series of two articles on using voice recognition software to write; first, from the perspective of a lawyer, and second, from the perspective of a novelist.

Author/editor Josi S. Kilpack discusses the minimum financial investments you should make in your career as a writer.

Author Janice Hardy posts on both writing queries and writing a synopsis.

Author Juliette Wade discusses the many paths to a writing career.

Author Jennifer Duddy Gill lists some great books on the craft of writing.

And Bryan Thomas Schmidt gives us 9 tools for character development.

Finally, don’t forget to check out the latest episodes of our other favorite podcasts:

Writing Excuses and Wordplay.

If you have any favorite articles or blog posts on the craft or business of writing and publishing, share them in the comments.

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About Jocelyn Nash Carlin, Writer

Jocelyn Nash Carlin writes speculative fiction for children and adults. She also co-hosts the Writing Snippets podcast and blog at www.WritingSnippets.com. View all posts by Jocelyn Nash Carlin, Writer

8 responses to “Writing and Publishing Around the Web: October 2011

  • Chas Hathaway

    Just discovered the Writing Snippets podcast on iTunes, and all I can say is thank you thank you thank you for putting it up! I love the author interviews and guest interviews with publishers, etc. I’ve only heard 4 or 5 episodes now, but I think it’s already helping a LOT in developing my stories and characters.

    You guys ROCK!

  • Jess Smart Smiley

    Dang. This list of resources could keep me busy for years! There’s such a wealth of information available here—I’m grateful for such a helpful filter in the Writing Snippets blog. Thank you πŸ™‚

  • K. Bill Albrecht

    Thanks for the list of links!

    In particular, I enjoyed the multiple posts about how to promote yourself as a writer on the web through blogs and social media. And of course, posting about that IS a way for those authors to promote themselves on the web.

    And of course, your links to those posts are also a way of promoting yourselves on the web.

    And of course, me commenting about it here is a way of promoting myself on the web.

    Deliciously recursive. πŸ™‚

  • Bryan Thomas Schmidt

    Bryan Thomas Schmidt appreciates being included but wants you to know he’s also a published author. πŸ˜‰

    • Jocelyn Nash Carlin, Writer

      Sorry about that omission, Bryan. I knew that–I’ve seen several of your posts around the blog-o-sphere lately promoting your new release–I’m not sure why I didn’t include that.

      So for any of our readers checking out the comments: You can find Bryan Thomas Schmidt’s new novel “The Worker Prince” at your favorite online book seller, and can find a list of his short stories with links to many at his blog.

      Thanks for stopping by, Bryan.

  • carathebatty

    Thanks for those great links. That one about character development is especially helpful right now. I never quite know how to improve my characters and that list offered some great tips.

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