Oh, so much good stuff going on every week. Some of it you may have already read or linked up to, others you might not know about yet. I found tons to read and digest and here are the links I chose to pass on:
Alison Janssen wrote about 8 Fiddly Things You Can Do To Your Manuscript To Make Your Editor's Day. There's some gems in there even for the unpublished writer working on revisions.
Author Magazine had some great articles this week. One that really stood out for me was Laura Munson's Advice From the Now Writer Me...to the Then Writer Me about how there really is no arrival point or measure of success. And Dori Jones Yang's article on How to Get Past Failure.
Agent Jenny Bent delivers a passionate view on traditional and e-publishing and how things are going to have to be shaken up and changed in the entire industry.
Jessica at BookEnds tackles writing sequels and, yes, even if you're already published you still need to deliver a well edited manuscript for the next book.
Agent Mary Kole gets into Description Issues. Too much, too little, and misdirection--great post.
Literary Rambles has an agent spotlight up on Sara LaPolla of Curtis Brown, Ltd. If she's on your list to query or if you're buildling your list (and write: general fiction, literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, pop culture, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, literary horror, magic realism, young adult fiction) you might want to zip over and get some researching edge to personalize that query letter.
Wondering where you stand in writing experience and competence? Here's an easy breakdown courtesy of Miss Snark's First Victim.
At The Awl, Six Writers Tell All About Covers and Blurbs (as in review blurbs used for book promotion.)
David Baboulene guest posts at Write Anything regarding Subtext. Here's a good opportunity to hone some writing-craft knowledge.
Nathan (you should all know who I mean) gets lots of loud applause for his blogpost on Virtual Witch Hunts. Reacting online to a bad review, in poor taste. Joining a mob to beat down someone who's made a stupid mistake like that, very bad form.
Fellow AQCer, Rob Grindstaff, has begun a series of posts on POV, starting with distinction and choosing a point of view.
And just for fun, totally tongue-in-cheek, here's a video from the Onion News Network regarding Facebook.