Friday, June 4, 2010

This Week in the Writing World...June 4

by Brooke Favero
Returning from Book Expo America, Dystel and Goderich questions whether to BEA or not BEA and PubRants dishes on the BEA YA Buzz. If you missed BEA but want the scoop, you can get the BEA lowdown at Publisher's Weekly.

Querying
Rachell Gardner dissects the one-sentence summary. Betsy Lerner reminds writers that book proposals shouldn't include headshots. BookEnds gives an intern's perspective on querying. Kidlit weighs the pros and cons of a new vs. established agent. Guide to Literary Agents lists four articles on dealing with rejection.

Building Your Platform
Stet gives advice on what to do before your debut. Chip recommends a thick skin for bad reviews. Moonrat gives tips for a successful book launch. To bolster your online presence, Patricia Stoltey offers guest blogging opportunities. Pimp My Novel defines billing and POS.

Crafting
Should you use said David or David said? TalkToYoUniverse has an opinion. Nick Daws says you should avoid nominalization. Seekerville offers pointers for self-editing. Carolyn Yalin talks about weaving backstory. Janice Hardy gives tips on creating dramatic irony.

And if you need a laugh, Parnell Hall offers signing advice. Can you relate? Have a great weekend.

2 comments:

cassandrajade said...

Thanks so much for sharing these interesting links. Must check them out.

carolynyalin said...

Thanks for the shout-out. I often struggle with backstory and hope my post helps someone :)

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