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Friday, April 12, 2013

Publishing Pulse: 4/12/2013

Over on Adventures in Children's Publishing is a wonderful post by Lynn Joseph on including diversity in your novels. She writes about the fears many writers have of telling stories about people who are different than them, and provides some tips on writing authentically about other cultures.

Nebula Award-winning author Nancy Kress talks about her days in the slush pile, and gives you some tips to get out in How to Get Out of the Slush Pile!

If your Muse has gone on Spring Break, Novel Rocket has a few helpful tips. One of them involves chocolate!

Jane Friedman gives you some advice on How to  Use Pinterest as a Writer. I also have to include this slightly-older post by Erin MacPherson: Don't Think of Pinterest as Social Media.

What are agents really looking for when they check out an unsolicited manuscript? Here's an agent roundup that tells you!

When is the best time to get your novel critiqued? Jody Hedlund helps you figure out who you should have take a look, and when.

And finally--when it's time to launch your book, you want to make a big splash. Check out this article on Making Your Book Launch Stand Out.

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


Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,

Great article. Unfortunately, when I clicked the link for the book launch piece, I ended up on an ad. I'm guessing that's not where I want to be. My book releases next Friday. A little late to the party, I know, but there it is :)


Carolyn Kaufman | @CMKaufman said...

Whoops! Thanks so much for letting me know about that error, Keith! I've started using Feedly instead of Google Reader, since Google Reader is on its way out, and clearly I grabbed the link incorrectly from the feedreader. (Darn those learning curves!)

I did go ahead and update the link, but I'm also going to include it here: Making Your Book Launch Stand Out

And good luck with your book launch!