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Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Post by Patrick Neylan » July 7th, 2011, 4:43 am

I blogged about the Oxford comma debate when it blew up last week. Being English, I don't use it, whereas it's much more common in the US. I've tried to explain why I don't use it, but I'm not telling anyone else to stop.

http://angrysubeditor.blogspot.com/2011 ... l-and.html

It's clearly a very fraught issue, because I got five times as many page views as I normally get. One fan of the Oxford comma gleefully pointed out a mistake I made in one of my examples, which I've left uncorrected in order to show that it's not a simple issue.

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Post by dgaughran » July 7th, 2011, 10:01 am

Prompted by the Wall Street Journal's attack on self-publishers, today I drew up a list of all the horrible things that have come about since the rise of self-publishing. You know, things like more options for writers, fairer royalty splits, complete control over production, more selection for readers, cheaper books, more people reading - that kind of thing.

Batting For A Broken System

http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011 ... en-system/
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Post by hektorkarl » July 7th, 2011, 11:27 am

Surviving New Projects (Or: Smiles on a Summer Day)

http://www.hektorkarl.com/2011/07/survi ... es-on.html

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Post by JustAnotherJen » July 7th, 2011, 12:24 pm

Ideas in Motion

A post about dealing with story changes that come at you without warning, when you think you've already figured everything out.

http://thestoryscribbler.blogspot.com/2 ... otion.html

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Post by lewaters777 » July 7th, 2011, 2:16 pm

Check out my self-publishing adventure blog at http://laurenwaters.net/ where I post three times a week about anything I'm researching for the day. Yesterday's blog was a how-to about creating a book trailer via iMovie!
Visit my website & blog at www.laurenwaters.net

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Post by Nicole R » July 7th, 2011, 10:14 pm

Not quite as easy as 1, 2, 3 (Or, The Jackson 5 Does Drafts)
My tips for what to concentrate on in each stage of the editing process to get your WIP ready for querying

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Post by dgaughran » July 8th, 2011, 8:42 am

Today, I have a guest post from fellow self-publisher Tony James Slater, whose debut book, a humorous account of his adventures in Ecuador working at an exotic animal sanctuary called That Bear Ate My Pants! raced up the charts on its very first day.

That Bear Ate My Pants: A Home Run On Day One

http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011 ... n-day-one/
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Post by Aimée » July 8th, 2011, 11:47 am

I'm hosting a small writing contest! Winner gets a 1000 word critique! Come join! It'll be fun! http://aimeebeatricejodoin.blogspot.com ... ntest.html

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Post by CharleeVale » July 8th, 2011, 1:32 pm

Today on the blog: A review of Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, and I GO TO CAMP! www.charleevale.com/blog

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Post by Cookie » July 8th, 2011, 2:06 pm

I started a blog. Woo hoo! Finally.

My first post is my favorite spec fic for the Something wicked blogfest. http://caitlinnicoll.wordpress.com/2011 ... ng-wicked/

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Post by hektorkarl » July 9th, 2011, 9:31 am

Is Lolita the Most Essential Novel? (Speaking of Dark LIterature...)

A NYTimes contributors' poll suggests yes. I discuss this and other items of interest from their list.

http://www.hektorkarl.com/2011/07/is-lo ... aking.html

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Post by dgaughran » July 9th, 2011, 1:20 pm

It seems that some books are easier to find than others in this mountain of crap. I’m sure it’s a coincidence that it happens to be the well-written stories with engaging characters that are combined with a professional approach and clever marketing.

http://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2011 ... rade-deal/
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Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Post by hektorkarl » July 10th, 2011, 9:48 am

On Evil Mosquitoes and Stuff I've Been Reading:

What the Mosquitos Left Behind (Or: Stuff I've Been Reading)

http://www.hektorkarl.com/2011/07/what- ... f-ive.html

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Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Post by Cookie » July 10th, 2011, 12:46 pm

YA Recommends--Fantasy

First in a series of posts recommending YA books to adults by genre.

http://caitlinnicoll.wordpress.com/2011 ... s-fantasy/

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