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Friday, April 22, 2011

Publishing Pulse 4/22/2011

First off, some congratulations:

You can find L.C. Frost's success story here. And you can find fellow QT blogger Jane Lebak's short story "Burntime" over at Jet Fuel Review.

In the business side of writing:

Ever wondered what it takes to get published? Nina Badzin discusses what it takes for a writer to get published. Agent Rachelle Gardner discusses some how-not-to's when querying. Agent Jennifer Laughran talks about what to do when your agent isn't feeling the love for your next novel. Nathan Bransford discusses fate versus control when it comes to getting published. And agent Kristin Nelson tackles ebooks and perpetuity clauses.

On the craft side of writing:

Agent Jessica Faust talks about the dangers of when writers write for themselves instead of for the story. Agent Mary Kole outlines why and when you need to have a complete manuscript. She also points out some description issues writers deal with in writing. Along with that, agent Kristin Nelson discusses mechanical things in our writing that make our writing weaker. And Rachelle Gardner tells us six things we can learn from Hemmingway.

Have a great weekend!

Danyelle writes MG and YA fantasy. In her spare time, she collects dragons, talking frogs, and fairy godmothers. She can be found discussing the art of turning one's characters into various animals, painting with words, and the best ways to avoid getting eaten by dragons on her blog.  

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