It is quite simply a collection of interesting writing based web pages that fluttered past me recently. Most links have come from Twitter and if these little tweeting birds had elegant plumage, then whilst they perched on my desk, I quickly added their roosting details to my list.
The Future of Publishing
Fern Reiss, CEO of Publishinggame.com lays out her thoughts on the future of publishing.
Left Behind & Loving It details
Lynn Viehl, is about to kick off her annual week of virtual workshops and you are all invited to participate.
Amazon Takes Ball, Goes Home. Guess What? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Ball
Kris Kleindienst, leave us in no misunderstanding about her feelings of the way Amazon has behaved recently. She also offers an alternative if you have been affected.
Write Or Die: Putting the “Prod” in Productivity!
Highly recommended by a reader of this blog and elseware, Dr Wicked’s system of keeping you not just at the keys but productive as well, might just be what you are looking for. A neat video on the site explains all.
Improve Your Writing
The university of Bristol has produced this neat grammar tutorial. Forget falling asleep in the pages of S&W, this multi choice answer with feedback is actually enjoyable.
24 Ways to Be an Ordinary Radical
You know my views on keeping out of the rut or it will have bad consequences on your writing. Jonathan, feels the same way but he expands it to your life.
Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Book Publishers
Writing science fiction, horror or fantasy? Want to know who to talk to when your manuscript is finished? Every-writers-resource has produced a neat list just for you.
Show or Tell?
Jeff Gerke, guest posts on the formidable Maria Scheider’s blog. He outlines the problem with telling and where exposition can help.
Choosing a freelance editor: What you need to know
Alan Rinzler, outlines the difference between development editors, copy editors and their role with your book. A must read if you want to work one-on-one with an editor.
Why Freemium is an Excellent Opportunity for Authors
A wash-Up wouldn’t be the same without a post from Joanna Penn, here she is guest posting on the book marketing maven’s site and explains how the book marketing concept of Freemium works.
5 Tips for Building a Strong Writers Network
George Angus, guest posts about building a strong writers network. In these platform building days can you afford to not know this?
The Path To World Domination – Section 1a.1
Mikandra, has some measures to use on your work. Is it worthy of self-publishing? It will depend on your results.
Self-Editing One Step at a Time: Charting the Novel Story Arc
This is one neat tool to dispassionately view if your story is moving in the right manner. Another must read for the new writer.
Campfire Writing: Why Stories are the Writer’s Elemental Tool
I like David Masters, I like his thinking. The story comes first, without good story telling it doesn’t matter how good you are else ware.
Face-Lift 648; Guess the Plot
Would you send this query letter to an editor? No of course not. However someone did, now it’s your chance to learn by his/her mistakes.
There Are 2 Types of Writers: Which Are You? (The Other Side of the Slush Pile)
It must be editors week on the Wash-Up, Jim Adams looks at two different types of writer and the ease that he can injure a writers pride whilst trying to help.
Author Gets Slammed by Grandmother, the Press, the World (The Book of Lies)
Can you take critisicm of your work, maybe, maybe-not? Brad Meltzer can. This video is funny and educational in how to rise over harsh criticism.
The Interview: Author Janet Evanovich
Are you a Stephanie Plum fan? Then you will love this.
Are you NOT a Stephanie Plum fan? I still think you will love this.
Free Education Resources
Cynthia Yildirim, has removed all your excuses for you to get anything wrong, ever again. Here she has listed a fantastic collection of free educational resources and links to link pages.
Author’s Den- Free Marketing With A Punch
”If you have not opened an AuthorsDen account, you should put this at the top of your marketing list. AuthorsDen is a social networking site for readers and authors to connect. The basic account is free, but it does offer you upgraded membership that allows you to do a little more stuff if you want.“
More Writing Lists
Jennifer Roland’s – Writing Roundup, July 10
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 where she has thirteen more great links for you to enjoy.
Friday Forum: English Matters
Jessica Rosen is well into her new focused link love forum. This week, the Friday Forum is focused on a grammar and punctuation.
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 5th July
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