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Friday, July 8, 2011

Publishing Pulse: July 8th, 2011

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Around the Blogosphere
Author Roni Loren shared some suggestions on how to avoid overediting your manuscript due to critiques. Sometimes too much of a good thing will kill what editors are looking for:  raw talent in your voice.
Getting ready to pitch your project at an upcoming conference? Be sure to check out these nine tips from the Pitch University. There are also nine links to help your pitch really sparkle.
If you have an agent but are looking at self-publishing your book, here’s one agent’s view on the situation.

Author Nathan Bransford talked about why you might be receiving rejections on your query. Agent Rachelle Gardner also weighed in on this topic.

Agent Janet Reid presented notes from the Thrillerfest workshop by Mark Tavani: Forget Your Weaknesses; Attack Your Strengths.  

Here’s some advice from Pimp My Novel on what to do during the summer slowdown in the publishing world.

Writer Resources

One of the best resources for fiction writers that I’ve found on the internet is the The Bookshelf Muse. It contains user friendly thesauruses for emotions, settings, symbolism, weather, and character traits.

Stina Lindenblatt writes romantic suspense and young adults novels. In her spare time, she’s a photographer and blogging addict, and can be found hanging out on her blog, Seeing Creative 


Matthew MacNish said...

I was wondering where you'd been, Stina.

Angela Ackerman said...

Thanks for the mention Stina! You are one of my favorite resources! :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse