Here is this week's gleaned linkage:
No new agent spotlights this week. So we'll be sticking with posts that deal with writing and publishing in general.
A good place to start is with Authoress's post On the Fine Art of Titling. She has some very good tips.
E.M. LaBonte then shares with us the importance and impact of The First Sentence.
Patricia C. Wrede has some excellent posts: The Problem With Prologues; Not Flashing Back; and Misunderstanding Grammar. (The last one I heartily agree with.)
Agent Courtney also covers story beginnings and description with Eyes the color of the ocean.
Riley Redgate makes a strong case for Taking the Path of Most Resistance when writing.
R.C. Lewis has a couple of excellent posts: Telling Teenagers that Revising Rocks; and she lays out the Levels of Response in the Publishing Game. The first post is a good reminder for all of us, even if we aren't teenagers and the second a must-read for anyone new to the query and submission process.
And last, but not least, author Veronica Roth shares A Peek Behind the Publishing Curtain. A fantastic post that spells out the process and why it takes so long.