Industry News Updates--August 31, 2014

 

I’ve assembled a variety of industry and craft articles to help you along your writing journey.  Enjoy:

 

Jane Friedman’s on evaluating your social media effectiveness: http://janefriedman.com/2014/08/25/measuring-social-media/

Choosing character names:  http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2014/08/characters-names.html

Character arcs and minor characters:  http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2014/08/minor-characters-arcs.html

The danger of starting with dialogue (a first-page critique): http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2014/08/page-critique-danger-of-starting-with.html

Barbara O’Neal has written a book about writing women’s fiction, to be released in February, 2015.   http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1473600421/writunbo-20

More on characters:  http://writerunboxed.com/2014/08/27/your-repertory-company-of-characters/

Insider’s take on working with an editor: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/an-intimate-look-at-working-with-an-editor

More marketing advice from Jane Friedman:  http://socialmediajustforwriters.com/marketing-advice-from-a-publishing-pro-jane-friedman-shares-her-best-tips/

Weekly “Smart Set” from Jane Friedman:  http://janefriedman.com/2014/08/28/reading-reward/

Eliminating roadblocks to self-publishing: http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2014/08/10-obsolete-beliefs-that-can-block-self.html

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