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Friday, December 17, 2010

Publishing Pulse: 12/17/2010

While I was supposed to be writing the Pulse, I was Stumble Upon-ing and I found Tweetaboogle.  Tweetaboogle searches Google...and Twitter tweets.  I didn't find most of the tweets to be especially relevant, but I suppose if you Googled something that was trending you might. Kind of fun, anyhow.  Do you use any interesting search tools, like StumbleUpon or Tweetaboogle?

On to the other good stuff 'round the web, specifically for writers!

QT Premium Membership Makes a Great Gift

Don't forget that you can ask for (or, okay, give) the gift of a premium membership at QueryTracker this holiday season!

New And Updated Agents

Brianne Mulligan with Movable Type is looking for MG and YA.

* Also be sure to double-check the QueryTracker listing for any agents you're submitting to over the holiday season -- some agents/agencies are closed until January!  (If you missed it, you may also want to read Mary Lindsey's recent QTB post on querying this time of the year.)

Around the Internet

The Yarn Harlot does a great job of what goes through a writer's mind on D-Day -- the day she submits her manuscript to her editor.

Over on Novel Journey, author James Scott Bell, who wrote The Art of War for Writers, asks When Should You Quit Writing? (Yes, this is safe to read.)

Another gem on Novel Journey: Tips for Surviving Bad Reviews.

Planning to use social  media to sell books?  Learn what not to do in Jane Friedman's When Social Media Fails to Sell Books.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Carolyn Kaufman, PsyD is thrilled that her first book THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO PSYCHOLOGY: How to Write Accurately About Psychological Disorders, Clinical Treatment, and Human Behavior is now available. Learn more at the WGTP website.  

Also be sure to stop by Dr. K's new blog over on Psychology Today, where she tackles things like how to write great villains, what to do when your personal issues keep showing up in your writing, and which cliche to avoid when your badass character lands in therapy.


She Wrote said...

Just to let you know, I ordered your book at our local Borders (the book was back-ordered - 3 to 4 weeks). It was delivered to my P.O. Box within 10 days. I'm enjoying the read and finding the information beneficial since I write police procedurals.

By the way, our local Borders in Bangor is the most northern Bookstore in Maine. It is a great store for writers as well as book lovers. Additionally, the great staff make every effort to help groups with special needs and interests.

Glenna Fairbanks

Victoria Dixon said...

Thanks for the link to James Scott Bell's article. It gave me chills - or maybe that's my freezing house - but it's definitely worthwhile.

On a side note, Bell wrote "The Art of War." Scott Pressfield, I *think* wrote "The War of Art."

Carolyn Kaufman | @CMKaufman said...

Thanks, Victoria! Confusing!

Yay, Glenna! Glad you're finding the book useful! I'm encouraging people to please review on Amazon if they like it. (Can I say that here? :)

Kimberly said...

Thanks for the info. I always enjoy the Publishing Pulse posts!