Monday, February 13, 2012

Advice for Writers: 020

Straight from the best blogs for writers to read, here's the best advice for writers I could find online this week. Enjoy!

10 Questions to Ask Before Committing to Any E-Publishing Service, by Jane Friedman. As usual, Jane offers a very thorough analysis, along with plenty of links. Definitely worth checking out if you're considering the e-book route.

How to Find Clients Without Clips, by Carol Tice. Carol explodes a common misconception of wanna-be freelance writers that you already have to have clips to get assignments. Not true. Carol shares some sound advice on how to get started.

A Writer's Guide to Punctuation, by K.M. Weiland. In this post, Weiland teaches and/or refreshes writers on the subject of punctuation, which makes a big impression on editors and agents (and grammar-sensitive readers).

A Tale of Two Ebooks, by Alexis Grant. Alexis analyzes why one of her e-books did well, while the other completely flopped. I think her conclusion is spot on.

Trust Your Eye: On Ordering Poetry, by Sandra Beasley. Sandra tackles a subject I get asked about a lot by poets: How do I go about ordering my poetry collection? For Sandra, it appears to come down to either having a lot of floor space in your home or a lot of wall space in your arts colony.

Five Publishing Hurdles (And How to Clear Them), by Michael Hyatt. Most writers think the process of getting a book accepted for publication is a simple matter of impressing an agent or editor. Not quite. Even if an agent and editor love your book, there are many other hurdles to clear before you can hope to secure publication.


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Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

Thanks for the links, Robert!

Robert Lee Brewer said...

Sure thing, Andrea! Hope they were helpful.

Sarah Allen said...

Great list! I love the 5 Hurdles one especially, it's a nice breakdown.

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)