Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday's Tips for Flailing Writers

Topic Turtle has 5 Reasons Good Writers Fail.

43 Folders offers 20 Ways To Hack Yourself Out Of Writer's Block.

Holt Uncensored lists 10 Mistakes Writers Don't See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do).

Storytellers Unplugged has put up a detailed post describing the the duties of the copy editor.

Alexander McCall Smith, author of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, warns of the uncomfortable confrontations that result from fans (1.) connecting too closely to characters and (2.) confusing your characters' personalities with your own.

Literary agents: You can't live with 'em...you can't do much more than print-on-demand publishing without 'em. In keeping with this 'damned if you do, damned if you don't' dichotomy, I'm offering up two opposing pieces on literary agents: Storytellers Unplugged's pro-agent piece and The Militant Writer's anti-agent piece.