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Friday, October 14, 2011

Publishing Pulse: 10/14/2011

Around the Internet

Want to be more creative? Find out why A Wrong Answer is a Creative Answer!

Have an important writing goal?  Contrary to popular wisdom, maybe telling others isn't such a great idea. Find out why in Why You Should Keep Your Goals Secret.

Working on a pitch for your novel? Literary agent Arielle Eckstut and author David Henry Sterry explain how to Make Pitches Perfect!

Do you do National Novel Writing Month, the challenge of which is to write a 50,000-word novel in a month? Check out Literary Agent Rachelle Gardner's post, What is NaNoWriMo?

Rachelle also gives some important advice on What Not to Say in a Query (specifically, in your author bio).

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books has been running Ask the Editor posts, and the titular editor answers this question: How has the explosion of the e-reader and e-book market changed publishing, especially acquisition, marketing and sales expectations? And related, has the e-book market caused editors’ job duties to change? (Note: As you may guess from the site name, SBTB does have some language that may offend some visitors. You Have Been Warned.)

Finally, for the bloggers among you, ProBlogger offers this post on How to Make Any Good Blog Great!

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+

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