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Sunday Wash-Up 28th June

Sunday wash-up, Sutto, Bullawarring track waterfallWelcome to my Sunday Wash-Up. This post is for all the writers who cannot catch the information being passed around on the net, due to work or other commitments.


Hashtag Write Chat
Although this is not a webpage, it is the perfect spot for the Sunday writer. I am slightly miffed that no one told me about it earlier but I forgive you all. This is a twitter #tag feed for writers to tweet about their passion during Sunday between 12-3pm PST. No Twitter account? You can still browse the search results. See you there.

A Dozen Questions about Writing Conferences
Chip MacGregor runs throug h questions about writing conferences that he has recently been asked.

Another platform where an author/blogger can get promoted. More importantly you get feedback indicating how your readers feel about you and your work. In their words; “Scribnia is all about writers. We aim to be the definitive source for people’s opinions about bloggers, columnists, reporters, and other writers whose work is available online. Scribnia allows you to rate your favourite (and least favourite) writers and discover new authors that match your unique tastes.”.

The Dreaded Author Platform
Rachelle Gardner knows what it now takes to get an agent and publisher to look at your manuscript. Valuable lesson here.

The emerging opportunity for today’s publishers
Mike Shatzkin explores the change from “Horizontal” to “Vertical” publishing markets and the danger bloggers bring for large traditional publishers.

Finishing the Hat: A Writer’s Pursuit of Loneliness
Bonnie Kozek pushed the world aside for six months to write her book. Six months turned to two years, here she pens her thoughts and suspected mental instability from this time.

How Authors Can Use Their Books as the Basis for an Internet Business
Phyllis Z Miller throws out some simple thoughts on how to unleash the possibilities of your existing work.

The reason freelance writing is in such piss-poor shape
TumbleMoose points out some very self-destructive activities in the writing community.

Freelance Writing Rates
Spike Wyatt blogs the opposite opinion to TumbleMoose, either in answer to George’s post or another two. Let the debate start.

A Freelance Writer’s Declaration Of Independence
Monika takes George’s (Tumblemoose) views to heart, and drawing from the American declaration of independence produces a declaration for freelancers. launches a “publisher agnostic” webstore
Eoin Purcell, gives us his thoughts on the ramifications of the changes. You don’t have to be a Sci-Fi fan to see the writing on the wall.

Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, reveals secrets of a pulp novelist.
I may not like Dan Brown’s books, I may skip chapter after chapter of information dumps, there maybe other irritants to me. However he is very successful and you NEED TO KNOW how he does it.

Why I chose to Self-Publish
Zoe Winters, performs some simple maths and chooses between a lottery and hard work.

Introducing the Publetariat Vault
New vault(s) intended to help indies show their worth in front of the publishers and users. Not even launched and the debate is already raging.

How to Market a Book: How to Display Your Reviews
Katg from Wheatmark books talks about collecting and using endorsements to promote your book.

1,000 True Fans
Kevin Kelly outlines some insightful thought on the value of 1000 true fans. A long and thought provoking post. The provoking of which has caused the comment tail to be 26,180 words long.

How Does a Bestseller Happen? A Case Study in Hitting #1 on the New York Times
Tim Ferriss must be a happy man. However happiness did not come easy, here he outlines some of the work he did to direct happiness to his door.

Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed — How to Foolproof Your Mind, Part I
Although not written for writers, this post is a must for all writers. Know why you are thinking what you “think” is right and stop rubbish from happening, on or off the page.

The Five Golden Rules Of Publicity For Authors
Katherine’s opening paragraph tells this best. “the cold, hard truth slaps you in the face like a winter chill. Like the proverbial tree falling in the woods with no one around, your book isn’t going to make a sound — or even be known about by anyone — unless YOU get the word out.”


More Writing Lists

Jennifer Roland’s – Writing Roundup, June 26
Each week I am linking to Jennifer Roland’s Roundup, so if you have loads of time or the links here were not of high interest then pop over to her page.

If you know of other writing link lists please add them in the comments and I will append them to the Sunday Wash-up, for all to benefit from.

Back to the Sunday Wash-UP 21st June

Photo, Bullawarring track waterfall cc Sutto

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