You know the drill… Links from this week!
- Literary agent Chip MacGregor on memoir, including how to move the real-life story onto the page. “Don’t assume because something happened to you, it’s of interest to others,” he writes.
- Some tips Jane Friedman of Writer’s Digest picked up at a writer’s conference. Random but great.
- The Gatekeeper suggests improving the italicized section of your query — the paragraph of credentials — by writing for magazines. She also writes about one of the benefits of having a Web site or blog: you can include the URL in your query to offer more information.
- Tax tips for writers. From Chuck Sambuchino at the Guide to Literary Agents blog.
- Adventurer Alastair Humphreys explains How Google changed his life. Lots of cool ways to use Google.
The list is a little light this week. Got anything to add?
Also, don’t forget to join our Twitter chat this Sunday with Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion. It’s your chance to ask Dani questions about the memoir and her writing process. For details, click here.