Big week here — I finished my manuscript! Thanks to all of you who left notes of encouragement. Keep your eye on this blog for my next steps.
For now, links!
- A list of the Best Book Reviewers on Twitter, from MediaBistro’s publishing blog, GalleyCat.
- The Guardian asks writers about their rules for writing fiction (but it applies to nonfiction, too). Some gems and some laughs.
- Writer Rebecca Schiller delves into The Art of Giving a Good Critique. The most important element? Start and end with encouragement.
- On that same note, literary agent Chip MacGregor offers some advice for working with critique groups. “Nearly every writer benefits from having crit partners,” he writes.
- Yet another piece on critiques (apparently we have a theme this week), this time from The Chronicle of Higher Education, with guidelines for how to be constructive and civil in your critiques.
- From a blog that’s new in my RSS feed, Zen & The Art of Peacekeeping, travel memoirist Marianne explains how she got her agent.
- Solid post about why Writing Like a Journalist Will Make You a Better Blogger. Get straight to the point, Suzanne says. To hook readers, tell us the most important thing right off the bat. She’s so right.