Best posts of the week

I’m trying out a new thing here. I read so many great posts on craft or industry during the week, and then invariably I want to go back to one and re-read a few days later … only to discover I can’t for the life of remember who wrote it. I follow a lot A LOT of blogs, so I felt like I was constantly going on a paper(less) chase. I needed a solution.

VOILA! It’s a round-up of posts I thought were interesting and helpful from the past week. Hopefully you think it’s helpful too! I may or may not make this a regular feature. Only time will tell.

On craft:

Agent Mary Kole on mimetic writing.

Author Roni Loren warns against getting lost in the minutiae.

From Adventures in Children’s Publishing, how to write a novel and why you can’t fake it.

From Operation Awesome, top 10 tips for writing awesome stories.

Two goodies from Paper Hangover. First, how to create a killer setting, and second, revision techniques from editor Cheryl Klein.

Querytracker explains how to nail a synopsis.

Author Jody Hedlund tells us how to avoid backstory problems.

On contests:

Pam and Quita from Y(A)? Cuz we write! are hosting a 200 followers giveaway. Go help them celebrate!

Holly Dodson’s blogoversary celebration! Win an Amazon giftcard, or preorders of WHERE SHE WENT and SUPERNATURALLY.

Alicia Gregoire is still hosting her Race to 150 contest too, so if you haven’t entered yet, go!

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4 Responses

  1. Donea Lee says:

    This is a great idea! I have the same problem… I'll scroll up and down my blog list hoping something looks familiar sometimes… :) Thanks for the links!

  2. Alicia Gregoire says:

    Great list. I love when I don't need to read many words. And thanks for the shout out on my contest. If peeps say they heard it from you, that means more chances for you to win. *throws confetti*

  3. Holly Dodson says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, Meredith! Both for my contest and for Paper Hangover! πŸ˜‰ I think this is awesome. I have the same problem about remembering where I saw all those great posts I read. πŸ˜€

  4. Roni Loren says:

    Great list! Thanks for linking to my post!

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