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Friday, September 23, 2011

Publishing Pulse 9/23/2011

Success Stories

Congratulations to our newest QueryTracker.net success story, Mark Fenger!

Around the Internet

Fantastic article from Novel Rocket about getting your novel from good to great (hint: it takes work!)

An interesting piece on having deeply flawed characters and therefore being "unsafe" in writing Christian fiction.

For both people who write nonfiction and people who write fiction: Landing an Assignment Without Writing Clips (fiction writers, you can think of it as "landing a story publication without previous story publications").

Tired of character outlines that don't tell you enough about why your characters do what they do?  Check out What Really Drives Your Characters for a psychological take on the problem!

Stuck on a story problem? Cracking Creativity expert Michael Michalko tells you how to incubate problems in your subconscious mind.

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 or Google+


Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks for the links. I'll check them out. I found you through Creepy Query Girl's Friday Bloffee post. I'm out making friends today. Great to meet you!

Carolyn Kaufman | @CMKaufman said...

Good to meet you too, Stephen! Always great to have new followers/subscribers! :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Thanks, Carolyn, for the link to your awesome post. :D