Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Food, family and fireworks: three ingredients for a great weekend. Of course, I plan on applying a little butt glue (recommended by Hearth Cricket) to polish my manuscript this weekend too. What are your plans?
Building Your Platform
Guide to Literary Agents offers six tips for building your platform. Platform is critical for nonfiction, so get started. Hannah Moskowitz keeps it professional, you should too. Moonrat shares the secret to book publicity.
C. Patrick Schulze tempts us with a novel recipe. Pimp My Novel says be kind to your beta readers. Excuse Editor recommends unplugging when you write. Tawna Fenske swears by the writing quickie (1k1hr). Mark Newton challenges golden writing rules like show not tell. Marshall Payne hacks at word repetition. Plot to Punctuation enhances your setting. Wordplay says use all five senses when creating setting.
Anita Bartholomen of Salkind Literary.