I’m on a high, about to jump into my final round of revisions! But I’ll pause for a moment to compile some links for you from this week:
- The paradox of memoir, Ami Spencer writes, is the more personal details you reveal, the more readers will relate.
- Author James Patterson is a publishing machine. And more than a dozen publishers rejected his first manuscript. From the New York Times magazine.
- I’m a guest this week at the Guide to Literary Agents blog, where I write about 7 Things I’ve Learned so far.
- Good advice from the Gatekeeper: Write wildly.
- Lisa Romeo’s thoughts on the importance of word count. There’s a limit for a reason, people.
- Six people to read and trust in publishing, according to Collective Inkwell.
- A quick but great tribute to J.D. Salinger, and the story of how he got started (and rejected) as a writer.
Be sure to check back here Monday, when author Dani Shapiro will join us as guest. I’m pretty excited about that.