This Week in Favs….

Playing on the Zune: Place for My Head by Linkin Park

On the Craft

Official Philosophy of Character Death by Veronica Roth

6 Ways to Never Run Out of Ideas by Ed Cyzewski, guest post on Rachelle Gardner’s blog

25 Things to Know About Writing the First Chapter of Your Novel by Chuck Wendig

Leave Yourself Notes: Ways to be a More Productive Writer, Part 5 on The Other Side of the Story with Janice Hardy

Plotting for Success by Clare Langley-Hawthorne on The Kill Zone

Different Ways to See the Same Thing by Lisa Gail Green

On Writing and Publishing Trends by Ava Jae

Don’t Fall Between the Cracks; Finish the Dang Book by Lynn Price

Even the Best Ideas Need Flawless Execution by Kathryn Lilley on The Kill Zone


Writerly Inspiration

Learning to Drop the Donkey – Is Perfectionism Killing Your Career by Kristen Lamb

Is All the Hard Work Really Worth It? by Jody Hedlund

Being Awesome by Paul Anthony Scott

Amazing Advice for Aspiring Writers by Neil Gaiman on Write to Done

The Importance of “Letting it Go” by Susan Dennard on Pub(lishing) Crawl

The Worry of the Artist: Am I Good Enough? by Jenny Hansen


On Editing, Critiquing, Querying, Publishing and more…

Writers Face the Slush Pile: A Few Hard Truths by Roni Loren

A Great Start: Or How to Keep an Agent Reading by Nephele Tempest

An Author’s Guide to Fan Fiction by Jami Gold

Your Bio in a Query by Lynn Price

What Does a Publishing Contract Cover? by Rachelle Gardner

Do You Listen to Advice? by Marcy Kennedy

The Not-So-Secret Backdoor to Publishing by Mandy Hubbard on Pub(lishing) Crawl

Why Skimping in Macro Editing Could Cost You Readers by Jody Hedlund

Keep Calm and Query On by Luke Reynolds, guest post on The Bookshelf Muse

Why Agents Pick and Choose Our Prokects – No, It Isn’t About the EASY Sale by Scott Eagan


Other Round-Ups

The Author Chronicles’ Top Picks Thursday

Stina Lindenblatt’s Cool Links Friday

Roni Loren’s Fill-Me-In Friday

Elizabeth S. Craig’s Twitterific (compilation of all the writing links she’s shared this week – updated on Sundays)


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Happy Reading and Writing, everyone!!!

Melinda

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