YA author Diana Peterfreund posted a glib-but-accurate list post about the difference between Revising and Rewriting earlier this week, but even more interesting was the follow-up post about the way the process changes once you’re a writer under contract.
In keeping with the YA theme, Malinda Lo has a great post on Writing about Kissing. It’s a great examination of various kinds of kissing scenes, with examples and details on why they work.
Ever wondered what a publisher or writer really means? The Intern has posted a bunch of amusing euphamisism used by publishers, writers, and people querying agents about their submitted manuscripts.
If you spend enough time listening to the internet you may come to believe that writers are in a perpetual state of war with themselves, trying to balance the demands of getting things written with the need to build a platform to promote their work. Fortunately there are some very sensible things said over on Writer Unboxed about Writing versus Platform on when to give each the most focus.
Last week we mentioned Seizure publishing’s Viva La Novella competition, but if you’re still trying to wrap your head around the form then Daniel Torday’s essay on The Secret Life of Novellas can point you towards some texts you probably hadn’t considered to be part of the novella camp.
The Other Side of the Story is running a great series on becoming productive as a writer. Part Three went live this week, although the first two installments are still available and it looks like there’s more to come.
Ever been so irritated by a book that you’ve thrown it across the room? Well the good news is that you’re not alone – over on omnivoracious blog there’s a great post about Four Book-Throwing Offenses (And How to Avoid Them).
Those are the links that caught our attention at the AWM offices this week. As usual, we’re keen to hear about your favourite links in the comments – tell us the advice, opportunities, and essays about writing and publishing that caught your attention this week.