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Friday, June 24, 2011

Publishing Pulse: 6/24/2011

Around the Internet

Ever fantasize about making enough money writing that you could quit your day job? Alexis Grant explains why she's keeping her day job.

One person's point of view on whether he would self-publish if he were unpublished.

Rachelle Gardner explains why traditional publishing seems to run at a glacial pace.

From Fuel for Your Writing: Everything is a Remix: why it's okay to reuse some ideas, but not others.

In keeping with the reusable-ideas theme, did you love Danyelle's recent post on the Unloved and Unappreciated Cliche? You might also enjoy How Cliched Is Your Writing? Take the Test from Write It Sideways.

Should the novel you're revising be condemned?  Find out here!

And if it should indeed be condemned?  Find out how to build a better novel premise from Adventures in Children's Publishing!

Then, our own Stina Lindenblatt teaches you how to storyboard the way screenwriters do: using index cards and a corkboard!

Finally, we all know that building a platform is important in this business, and that social networking is an important approach.  Find out how to make sure the stories you tell on your blog engage readers, rather than turning them off.

Carolyn Kaufman, PsyD's book, THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO PSYCHOLOGY: How to Write Accurately About Psychological Disorders, Clinical Treatment, and Human Behavior helps writers avoid common misconceptions and inaccuracies and "get the psych right" in their stories. You can learn more about The Writer's Guide to Psychology, check out Dr. K's blog on Psychology Today, or follow her on Facebook!

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