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Friday, November 30, 2012

Publishing Pulse: November 30, 2012

Success Stories

Congratulations to our latest success stories, Tristina Wright and Elizabeth Otto! Click their names to read about how they landed their agents!

Around the Internet

You know, the search for true love is a lot like the search for an agent -- you want to click with them, you want them to fight for your project, and you want them to be of good character. Sarah McCoy talks about finding your true love...er, agent in Finding True Love, Finding an Agent.

In honor of NaNoWriMo (how'd you do this year?), GalleyCat has shared a number of sites for stuck writers, including Hatch's Plot BankDial 911 for Writer's Block (warning: it talks); The Fake Name Generator (I found that one kinda creepy); and for those who don't mind lines that look like someone dropped a bunch of magnetic poetry words on the floor, Random Line Generator.

Does your story have pockets that are slow or even (heaven forbid!) boring? Author CJ Redwine teaches you how to escalate conflict in your stories!

Do you write in first person or third? How do you choose your point of view character? And how do you develop that character? Janice Hardy explains with First vs. Third: Point of View and Character Development.

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

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

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