Here are some of my favorite articles on writing and publishing since the end of November. I’ll be back with more lists in the New Year!
First up, a practical Social Media Survival Guide by author Jenn Reese.
Agent Mary Kole shares Some Thoughts on Revision, particularly in regards to when to query.
Author Bob Mayer has some interesting comments on how to choose What to Write.
Author Louise Marley teaches us more about using Alternate History and Historical Fiction in Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Author Juliette Wade shares some insights on the current fluctuations in the publishing industry and artistic vision.
Writer Misty Massey opens a discussion on methods of backing up your work.
Author Elana Johnson shares some insightful thoughts on what she’s learned about herself six months after publishing her debut novel.
Author/commentator R.L. Copple blogs about what happens when Self-Publishing Goes Wrong.
Author Chris Eboch shares advice on how to Show, not Tell, Emotion.
Author Hilary Wagner shows off her real rejection letters and shares a message of hope.
Writer Stina Lindenblatt shares a lesson on how to write Killer Loglines.
Author Anne R. Allen lists 22 Things for New Bloggers to Avoid.
Agent Rachelle Gardner talks about Following the Market or Following Your Heart.
Editor Stacy Whitman talks about how to avoid using the trope of the “Magic Negro” when writing diverse characters.
Author Patricia C. Wrede talks about writing Too many, too much when it comes to writing plots and point of view characters.
Finally, author/editor Annette Lyon shares ideas on how to improve your focus when writing.
Enjoy the articles, and Happy New Year!