Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Link Slushpile #4

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?

Happy Saturday!


Casey said...

Great roundup! I'm honored to be included again, Sarah.


Sarah Garrigues said...

Glad you enjoyed this week's 'The Link Slushpile.' Your post 'Blog Topics for Writers' is one I have personally referred to since you published it last month. Today, I figured it was about time to share it with my readers. :-P


Crystal said...

Hi Sarah!

I followed your blog link from the Blueboards and am glad I did. You have a wealth of information here for both new and "seasoned" aspiring writers. I've been writing & studying the craft of writing (and publishing)for children for about 4 years now and like you, I was all over the Internet trying to find information here & there. Finding the Blueboards was a life-save in itself! But I've really enjoyed reading the "MUST READ" posts you have on the side column. A lot of information I knew already, but there was some I didn't or was rusty on. Oh yes, thanks also for these fabulous links you find. Some I knew about from my daily blog browsing, but others, like the Grammar Girl link and Holt Uncensored, I didn't.

I'm new to blogging and would love to add your blog to my list of blog/websites.

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the info!

Suzette Saxton said...

Thank you for all the great links!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for including my links. Excellent round-up! Yee-haw!

Sarah Garrigues said...

I'm glad you all have enjoyed the links, as I am more than happy to share them with you. And thank you Tara for writing such an informative post for inclusion in the Slushpile.

Crystal & Suzette, Welcome and thanks for following the blog!