Fire At Warp 10 (December 29)

A collection of our favorite writing posts from through the last week. Have a link to share – leave it in the comments. Marcy’s on deck for the first writing post of the new year on Monday.

Adventures in Agentland provides marketing tips for all phases of selling your novel.

A do and don’t list for skypeing with book clubs. This is laugh out loud funny!

Jenny Hansen gives a step by step guide for creating a Microsoft Word template (very user-friendly even for those who aren’t computer savvy).

A big discussion around the writer blogosphere lately is how much ebooks should cost. One of the best we’ve seen is Jami Gold’s How Much Are You Willing to Pay for an Ebook and the follow-up post Are All Cheap Ebooks Crap?

Roni Loren guest posts on Anne R. Allen’s blog with the 7 Reasons She Went With Traditional Publishing and Why You Should (Or Shouldn’t). This isn’t your usual do or don’t post. It asks you to look at your personality to help decide which route is best for you.

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Fire At Warp 10 (December 15)

The new normal at GWP is to still post great writing tips on Mondays, and on Thursdays share a collection of our favorite writing posts from through the last week. Have a link to share – leave it in the comments.

“Detail makes the difference between boring and terrific writing. It’s the difference between a pencil sketch and a lush oil painting. As a writer, words are your paint. Use all the colors.” – Rhys Alexander

Lisa Hall-Wilson blogs at Through the Fire

Got The Scar To Prove It – Everyone has scars – some you brag about, some you hide.

Waving Your Freak Flag – Are you misunderstood? Is there something about you that people just don’t get? Wave your freak flag proudly.

Marcy Kennedy blogs at Life At Warp 10

Behind the Scenes: Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans – For Harry Potter fans or those just wanting to find out if Marcy is willing to eat vomit, booger, and rotten egg-flavored jelly beans. (Results post here, but you’ll want to read the original first.)

Writing Links

Roni Loren shares the one secret that took the fear out of writing query letters.

Follow The Market or Follow Your Heart from literary agent Rachelle Gardner.

How not to blog for authors beginning to build platform. Great stuff. Part 1 and Part 2 from Anne R. Allen.

How to hook a reader on every page from Kristin Lamb.

Publishers Desperately Trying To Protect Print Sales, And Failing – a great look at the changing industry by David Gaughran

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