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Links for Writers

Here just a couple of the blogs I follow:

The Subversive Copy Editor Blog

Carol Saller is a senior manuscript editor at the University of Chicago Press, an editor of The Chicago Manual of Style, editor of the Chicago Manual of Style Online’s Q&A, and author of several children’s books. The blog is a link to her book on editing with lots of helpful advice.

Excellence in Editing

Uber helpful advice for novice to intermediate writers and beyond. Need some help editing your manuscript? Contact Gina for excellence in editing! In the meantime, enjoy these helpful hints to perfect your work.

The Editor’s Blog

So maybe it’s not only about the words. It’s about syntax. And plot. And action. It’s voice and pacing and dialogue…

It’s about characters with character.

It’s about putting the words together to touch, to entertain, to move the reader.

So, yeah, maybe it’s all about the words…

Writer Unboxed

An informative blog on the craft of writing featuring analysis of stories and articles to help you hone your craft.

Guns, Gams and Gumshoes
As they put it: A couple of PIs who also happen to be writers. Good stuff here! Seriously excellent background info if you write about PIs as well as helpful real life tips.

The Corporate Writer 
Not always relevant to fiction writing, but always interesting with lively discussions.

The Swivet
This link takes you to Colleen LIndsay’s list of Word Count by Genre(s). Just one agent/person’s take on it, but a helpful ‘guideline’.

Jennifer Represents/Literaticat Wordcount Dracula
Another great post with suggested word count by genre.

Jennifer Represents/Literaticat Big Ol’ Genre Glossary
Keeping in mind this is just one agent’s take on definitions of genres, it’s is very helpful to get a feel of what elements make up what types of stories so that you can pitch your story in the appropriate category. Highly recommend reading it if you have any magical/fantasy/paranormal elements at all.

 

 

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