What’s New in Publishing Blogs This Week

April 18, 2008 at 7:43 am | Posted in Blogs, books, publishing, writing | 2 Comments
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Coming out of conference mode, we thought the following blog references would be timely – colleagues and contests and queries, oh my!

We have talked about poisonous playmates on our blog in the past, but Kathleen Bolton does a great job in her post this week on Writer Unboxed. Click HERE for her take when you encounter these kinds of colleagues. We love how she talks about her appointments with her muse.

Here’s a great contest for young writers being run by Jonathan Friesen, author of the upcoming book, Jerk, California. If you are under twenty years of age and you have written an original short story about a character who discovers, through a personal journey, who he/she truly is, click HERE for more details.

We thought it would be a good opportunity this Friday to share a new agent’s new blog — a new agent in the sense that Diana Fox, formerly of Writers House, has now launched her own agency, Fox Literary. Stay tuned to her new blog for more info from her.

Rachelle Gardner, a literary agent with WordServe Literary, has a great post this week on Ask the Agent: Queries on Queries. She gives some great answers to some probing query questions, so click HERE if you want to take a look.

And find out What Nathan Said (WNS) when writers tell him they can write a compelling novel but can’t write a query letter. Find his insight HERE.

So . . . that’s all for now. As always, we would love to get your suggestions for other helpful blog posts from the week. Please post them in the comments section. Have a great weekend and keep writing!



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  1. I found this post on Tess Gerritsen’s blog a little late to include in the weekly round-up, so I am posting it here. In it, she talks about how she handles a negative review. If you’ve never had a chance to hear Tess speak, I recommend taking advantage of your next opportunity. She is fabulous!

  2. That Writer Unboxed article was as good as you said. Thanks for pointing it out.

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