Monday, February 6, 2012

Advice for Writers: 019

My blog is only one of the many that offers advice for writers around the Internet. Here is some more advice for writers from some of these other sources:

3 Numbers That Matter to Your Platform, by Jane Friedman. Friedman breaks down some of the important online platform numbers that book publishers look for in book proposals. These numbers can also be helpful in general for tracking the effectiveness of your online platform building efforts.

Don't Even Think About Using First-Person Unless..., by K.M. Weiland. In this post, Weiland shares the main criterion a narrator must meet if a writer wishes to tell a story in first person.

Comic: The Bad Date, by Debbie Ohi. I love Ohi's writer-related comics.

Research vs. Observation, by Donald Maass. Great post by literary agent Maass on the importance of research and observation. When both work together, the story benefits. This post includes examples and questions for writers to ask themselves.

7 Crucial Tactics for Writing a Radically Successful Guest Post, by The Blog Tyrant. For writers trying to grow their online platform, this is a great read. (And if you want a place to share a guest post, click here to see how you can do so on My Name Is Not Bob.)

When to Call an Agent, by Rachelle Gardner. Literary agent Gardner shares when it is okay to call literary agents on the phone. Of course, everyone has their own tolerance levels.


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Di Eats the Elephant said...

Fabulous links. Thanks for sharing them with us. I'm favoriting this one so I can come back to it again and again.

One Latina's Pen said...

Good advice and a great laugh too (Debbie Ohi). You made my day.

L U said...

Bob, not, here's another to check out: Cranky Language Lady.

She gets bothered by signs on bathrooms, like "Womens". Plus, she has some fun grammar quizzes.