Welcome to this edition of The Link Slushpile or 'What You Are Doing Wrong, Why You Don't Have an Agent, How Twitter Helps, and What to Blog About.'
Holt Uncensored offers the '10 mistakes writers don't see (but can easily fix when they do).' The list focuses on signs of poor writing and common errors in crafting a manuscript. This is a Must-Read article and would be especially beneficial for authors working on a first-draft or in the midst of a re-write. Check it out. You won't be disappointed.
Aspiring author Tara Lazar at Writing for Kids (While Raising Them) posted on 'how not to land an agent' based on what she learned from Twitter's #queryfail (see this link for comments on #queryfail from BookEnds agent Jessica Faust). Tara also summarized the informal agent Q&A at this week's #queryday event. Great info, Tara!
If you twitter (or have been debating whether or not to join the club) this one's for you. Jennifer Blanchard over at Copyblogger posted a short, but interesting piece on 'how twitter makes you a better writer.'
Are you sometimes at a loss at what to blog about? Check out Casey McCormick's quick list of blog topics for writers and let the inspiration flow.
Remember to keep track of what you have been reading this month for 'The Many Mistresses of My Nightstand,' which will be posted on April 30. I've already got ten titles on my list. How are you coming along?