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Friday, September 7, 2012

Publishing Pulse 9/7/12

Around the Internet

From io9: Great SF writers share their biggest setbacks -- and how they triumphed.

How much thought have you given your characters' names? Probably quite a bit, but have you thought about how they work together? Check out Janice Hardy's The Name Game: Do All Your Characters' Names Sound the Same?

Need some tips on revising your novel? Check out author Alex Hughes's tips on how to do it right.

Novel Rocket teaches you how to put together a pitch for your novel (one that nobody will laugh at!).

Need more tips? Write It Sideways gives you a few more to help you slam-dunk that pitch.

And fun fact: This is the QueryTracker Blog's 700th post! Thank so much for being along for the journey!

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

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1 comment:

Dr. Cheryl Carvajal said...

Congrats on the milestone.

I thought the article on names was interesting. I've had some trouble with names in a few of the novels I've read lately. I really don't think laughter should be the first response to a character's name... unless it's specifically supposed to be funny.

Keep up the good work!