This week, Nathan Bransford asked if blogs have peaked. The reactions were mixed. I've certainly seen a lull in some blogs but others are booming with information. So do you think blogging has peaked? Blogs are still my main pipeline to the writing and publishing industry. Although Twitter is growing on me but mostly because it links me to new blogs chalk-full of information. Facebook, eh.
How do you stay on top of the industry? (Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
Understanding the Industry & Market
Bankrupt! (Borders' least favorite chapter.) @ Pimp My Novel.
A Successful Reader's Report @ BookEnds.
ISBN 10, ISBN 13, and Those Pesky X's @ Rachelle Gardner.
E-Mini Books @ Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
Digital Book World and the Future @ Kidlit.
Is Your Author Blog for Writers or Fans @ Elle Strauss.
The Power of Social Networking @ BookEnds.
What You Can't Prepare for at a Writers Conference @ Books & Such Literary Agency.
One Fast Way to Instant Rejection: Lie @ Janet Reid.
Assistant Attitude @ Kidlit.
Query Workshop @ BookEnds. (If you want your query critiqued, submit. If it is chosen, it will be publicly flogged but flogged by the best of the best, sir.)
Character Motivations versus Plot Motivations @ TalkToYoUniverse.
Words and How We Use Them @ Writing Roads by Linda Osmundson.
No Pain, No Gain: Killing Your Darlings @ The Other Side of the Story.
Don't Open Your Novel With the Weather? @ Chiseled in Rock.
What I Learned Writing a Second Novel (true that) @ Guide to Literary Agents.
The Missing Link--NaNoEDMo @ Writer Unboxed.
The 3 Integral Components of a Story Beginning @ Storyfix.
Deep Point of View or How to Avoid Head-Hopping @ The Blood-Red Pencil.
Crafting Character Likeability @ Adventures in Children's Publishing.
Free FtQ Chapter: The Trouble with With @ Flogging the Quill.
Are you Overusing Passive Verbs @ Wordplay.
Get the Big Picture of Your Novel @ A Dead Man Fell from the Sky.
Methods to the Fiction Manuscript Madness @ Living in the Write Mind.
New Agent Alert: Dana Newman of Dana Newman Literary @ Guide to Literary Agents.