by Brooke Favero
I loved Scott Eagan's post Just Keep Swimming this week. He says a good writer should have a manuscript in each of the following categories:
- A story outlined
- A story in the initial draft phase
- A story in the critique phase
- A story in the submission phase
- ...and hopefully a story in the marketing phase
I've got WIPs in 3 of the 5 categories. Maybe by the end of the year I can bump my WIP number to 4. How about you?
Understanding Industry and Market
Publishing Time @ Pimp My Novel.
Do Cheap Backlist eBooks Poach Frontlist Sales? @ Pub Rants.
The Myth of the Unearned Advance @ The Steve Laube Agency.
The Pubbed Writer's 7 Deadly Sins @ Writer Unboxed.
World Enough and Time @ Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
Developing the Hook in a Query Letter @ Guide to Literary Agents.
Email Etiquette @ BookEnds.
Rejection and Recovery @ Nathan Bransford.
5 Signs that Say You Must be Querying @ Grab a Pen.
The Gift of Insecurity @ Rachelle Gardner.
Ask Daphne! About First Pages @ KT Literary.
Beginning Workshop #1 @ Kidlit.
Cues from the Coach: Avoid Writer Intrusion @ The Blood-Red Pencil.
Real Life Diagnostics: Opening Thrill of a Thriller @ The Other Side of the Story.
Writer's Block? @ Janet Reid.
9th Dear Lucky Agent Contest: Women's/Upmarket Fiction @ Guide to Literary Agents.
New Agent Alert: Meredith Barnes of Lowenstein Associates @ Guide to Literary Agents.