Industry News Updates--December 7, 2014

Too much introspection is bad: 

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2014/12/common-writing-mistakes-36.html

 

Jane Friedman on the Industry Outlook for 2015:

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014/five-digital-publishing-questions-for-jane-friedman/

 

Does your story have enough conflict?  Take the test:

http://writerswrite.co.za/the-12-question-fiction-writing-conflict-test

 

Self-Editing Tips:

http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2014/12/editing-your-book.html

 

10 dialogue writing tips:

http://www.glimmertrain.com/b95macdonald.html

 

Mental Health Tips for Writers:

http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2014/11/frazzled-overwhelmed-swamped-writers.html

 

Plotting the non-plot driven novel:

http://writerunboxed.com/2014/12/03/plotting-the-non-plot-driven-novel/

 

Creating “original” stories:

http://writerunboxed.com/2014/12/02/are-there-any-original-stories-left/

 

New Agent Alerts:

 (one of her wish-list items is substantive WF historical with romantic overtones):  http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/new-literary-agent-alert-abby-saul-of-browne-miller-literary-associates

(one of this one’s wish list is lighthearted WF): http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/new-literary-agent-alert-melissa-edwards-of-the-aaron-m-priest-literary-agency

 

Multimedia books:

http://jamigold.com/2014/12/are-multimedia-books-a-game-changer/

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