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Friday, November 25, 2011

Publishing Pulse: 11/25/2011

QueryTracker Success Stories

Congratulations to our latest success stories:

Around the Internet

Via the SCBWI blog, the Life Cycle of a Book (Publishing Trendsetter) is a fascinating look at how publishing works. It has an awesome flow chart that shows all the varied path a book takes on its way to publication, as well as some videos that represent each facet of the publishing industry.

Publishing Trendsetter also has a helpful lexicon of publishing terms.

Author Patricia C. Wrede has some great posts for making your book more solid--her advice on obstacles in the middle and how to make your scenes have the greatest impact possible. She also has some great advice on dealing with fear.

On Fuel Your Writing, Icy Sedgwick has some awesome posts on the three parts to every story: beginnings, middles, and endings. She has some great advice on how to handle each part and how to make sure they each work.

Some excellent links by Porter Anderson on current events in publishing this last week including information about some e-books being pulled from libraries and experimenting with online handselling via the subscription method. 

And, last but not least, an excellent guide by author Rachel Aaron on how to increase your daily word count. Definitely worth checking out!

Have a great weekend!

 Danyelle Leafty (@danyelleleafty) 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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