Helpful Writing Sites and Blog Posts – February & March 2012

I only have a few links to share in this combined post. Don’t forget you can find more links in the masterlist.

How Not to Write a Rhyming Picture Book

Children’s author Juliet Clare Bell shares her 7 top tips on how not to write a rhyming picture book.

How Not to Turn Readers Against You as an Author of Series Books

This post looks at what can turn a reader off wanting to read the next book in a series (and what will make them want to read the next one).

How to Give Good Critique

A great list of tips to keep in mind when critiquing fellow writers’ work.

Questions You Might Be Asked When Offered Representation

Literary agent Mary Kole gives insight into the questions you might be asked by an agent if he/she calls to offer representation and why the agent is asking them.

20 Tips for Writing the Perfect Horror Short Story

A dark fiction writer gives a comprehensive list of tips for making your horror story more effective.

How to Avoid 10 Common Conference Mistakes that Most Writers Make

10 conference organisers share the major mistakes they see writers making at conferences and how to avoid making them.

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8 responses to “Helpful Writing Sites and Blog Posts – February & March 2012

  1. Love your work Jo….
    Great tips here and all very relevant x

  2. Thanks for these links, Jo…especially the one on critiques!

  3. Jo, thanks for the links. The first one made me laugh. Oh, the ways to rhyme badly are truly infinite! Ha.

    • thegracefuldoe

      You’re welcome, Hannah. I really liked the one on ways not to rhyme, too. It’s certainly easy to rhyme badly, but not so easy to rhyme well!

  4. I can’t wait to explore some of those other links! Thanks for sharing mine, Jo.

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