Another entry for my new blog schedule -- the weekly roundup of great stuff in the writing (and reading) blogosphere. At least, the great stuff that I've run across, I'm sure there are some things I'm missing. What do you want from me? It's not like this is my day job. ;)
There's a great contest this week over at Babbling Flow of a Fledgling Writer to celebrate her 100 (plus!) followers. Check it out: http://babblingflow.blogspot.com/2010/01/100-followers-big-contest.html She's offering up THREE books I know I desperately want to read for the top prize, including The Dark Divine, The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile, and Self-Editing for Fiction Writers. I'm crossing my fingers for myself, but I will for you too!
So head on over and enter!
Roni at Fiction Groupie posted an interesting entry about Meyer-Briggs personality types and writing. Check it out here. INFJ is supposed to be the most-oft published of all the personality types, but as an analytical and stubborn INTJ, I think there's room in the publishing world for all of us with our different strengths. (According to Meyer-Briggs, I should be a lawyer or a scientist. Clearly, these people were not in my freshman year Physics classes).
New to me, though perhaps not to others, is the Guide to Literary Agents blog. There's a pretty diverse range of subjects there - industry news, successful query letters (and why they sold), how to write a synopsis.
Incredibly helpful this week -- Natalie at Between Fact and Fiction blogged about her revision process. She described the steps she takes and has an AMAZING list of questions to ask yourself during revision. I might have to print these out and hang them on my wall. Check it out on her site here!
There are a ton of other things I want to add in here, but I've got to get back to work!
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