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Friday, July 6, 2012

Publishing Pulse: 7/6/12

Success Stories

Congratulations to our latest success stories, Ann Bedichek, Lisa Ann Chickos, and Leigh Ann Kopans!

Around the Internet

From Novel Rocket: 10 Tips to Clean Up Your Writing (Life). All tangled up in half a dozen projects? Here's how to make some headway...and some room on your desk.

Do you read the classics?  I'll be honest--Hemingway isn't my favorite author, but even I appreciated Rachelle Gardner's post on 6 Things To Learn from Hemingway.

Janice Hardy gives you some tips on building character -- regardless of whether you're a plotter, a pantser, or both!

Do you keep getting rejections? You may need to spend some time going through the 5 Stages of Rejection Grief so you can write again.

Kristin Nelson says that most agents skip prologues in sample pages -- find out Three Reasons Why Prologues Don't Work.

Noah Lukeman reminds you why you should never pay a publisher--or anyone else--to publish your novel.

Have a great weekend and we'll see you next week!

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chihuahuazero said...

Short but great round-up! You happen to have a little overlap with my own weekly round-up on my blog.

Jeanette W. Stickel said...

Thanks for the concise list of links. It is focused
and perfect for an afternoon writing break.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links. I'll check out the Hemmingway one. Haven't read his stuff since the ninth grade.