Writer Ally Carter offers wise and generous advice to her circa 2004 first-book-out-on-submission self. (If you only have time to read one item this week, make it this one.)
Positives lurk in a lot of rejection letters, says agent Stacey Kendall Glick of DGLM.
Agent Janet Kobobel Grant suggests key points writers should look for in agency agreements.
Three common mistakes weaken dialogue, according to agent Sarah LaPolla.
Chuck Wendig is back with a list of 25 don’ts to keep writers from behaving badly.
As usual, Porter Anderson’s Writing on the Ether is packed with publishing news.
Cloud publishing offers advantages/challenges for houses big and small, says digital-book expert Mike Shatzkin.
Comments received by the DoJ in the e-book pricing lawsuit should be posted on the DoJ’s website late this week. Reportedly, the delay in posting is due to the high number of comments received: 800+
Business savvy is necessary–along with talent and knowledge of craft–for success as a writer, says Kristine Kathryn Rusch. “If you want to be a successful professional writer, you need to learn business. You will not have a long-term career if you fail to learn how the profession works.”
Behave well, be business-like, and keep writing. See you next week.