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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