Writers' Roundup

May 29, 2009 · 0 comments

Happy Friday!

This week, amidst family obligations and wrapping up my coaching job, I managed to write a slew of pages, meet with an ever-so-helpful critique group and pick up a few freelancing gigs. Along the way, I collected links for every step of the writing and publishing process:

* Before writing your book, follow author Peter Bowerman’s advice and make sure it has potential.

* While you’re getting thoughts down on paper, check out Helen Ginger’s suggestions for books that are useful for writers.

* Remember that the recession is hitting publishing houses, too; for book advances, $35,000 is the new $75,000, according to Crain’s New York Business.

* Think you’ll be lucky enough to earn more than your advance? Then learn the math behind book royalties.

* Bloggers, consider these tips to get the most out of your blog title.

* This upcoming Memoir Festival in upstate New York looks cool.

* And, because reading quality writing helps me become a better writer, I bring you an awesome journalism story: A Prom Divided, from the New York Times.

Have a great weekend!

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Jane Kennedy Sutton May 29, 2009 at 7:47 am

You’ve had a busy and productive week! Way to go!Thanks for the helpful links.

Jane Kennedy Sutton


Galen Kindley May 29, 2009 at 9:06 am

You are a busy, little bee. I’m gonna look at useful books for writers, for sure. Need all the help I can get.

Best Regards, Galen.


Karen Walker May 29, 2009 at 9:22 am

This is why I love your blog!


Elle Parker May 29, 2009 at 10:04 am

Some good stuff here! I like the one on writer’s books

Elle Parker


Karen Brees May 29, 2009 at 10:20 am

Nice way to incorporate the links. I like the seamless nature of this post.


Helen Ginger May 29, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Great links (and not just because you mentioned me). there are quite a few that I’m going to click over and check out.Thanks!

Straight From Hel


Patricia Stoltey May 29, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Excellent resources. I’m sending the link to your blog to my critique groups.



Alexis Grant May 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm



Destineers May 29, 2009 at 3:26 pm

$35,000 is the new $75,000? Really?!?! Wonder if that’ll work on my mortgage company…

Nancy, from Just a Thought…


darkhourvampires May 29, 2009 at 4:23 pm

This is a good feature that you can run regularly.
Linda Suzane


Marvin D Wilson May 29, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Lots of great links here – good post. 🙂

The Old Silly from Free Spirit Blog


julielomoe May 29, 2009 at 9:26 pm

These links are wonderful – thanks so much for all the work you’re putting into this.


K. A. Laity May 29, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Excellent links all!


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