Written on the internet

Our weekly roundup of links we hope you’ll find interesting and useful.

  • Chuck Sambuchino rounds up 8 great posts to help you revise your work.
  • Here are ten questions that Dutton editors ask themselves when reviewing manuscripts. Writers take note: adult fiction editors have the same concerns about compelling characters and great stories.
  • How to make those stories great? Writer Alexis Grant distills some of Stephen King’s advice on writing.
  • Why they said no: reasons for rejecting manuscripts in 2009 from agent Janet Reid and editor Betsy Mitchell (hat tip to Colleen Lindsay for the links)
  • One of the writer’s least favorite words (right up there with no) is taxes. Be aware that the IRS is getting ready to pay more attention to us.
  • Another scary word for many writers… schmoozing. Mary Robinette Kowal has some practical tips to help.
  • If taxes and schmoozing don’t scare you, how about… critics? Matt Staggs at Booklife talks to critics about submitting books for review.
  • Writer Katherine Paterson is the new US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Her message to kids is good for the rest of us too: “Read for your life.”

If you have a link of interest to writers that you’d like to see in a roundup, please email us or leave a comment.

Have a great weekend. Write something wonderful!

Posted by: Kelley


  • Alexis Grant said:

    Thanks for the shout-out! And for all the other great links.

  • Kelley (author) said:

    Our pleasure. Good luck with the travel memoir!

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