The Role of Practice in Writing

Here’s a great blog post (I recommend subscribing to this blog, by the way) about the nature and value of writing practice. It doesn’t mean the same thing as morning pages, though those are valuable, too, for different reasons.

Does the Write Practice Work?.

Draw Readers to Your Books with an Author Brand

Today, the Bestseller Labs blog features seven great ways to build an author brand. If you think about how often you buy the next book by an author you love, you will know this is true! Click on the link below to read the post.

How To Attract Readers By Creating A ‘Lighthouse’ Author Brand | Bestseller Labs.

(By the way, One Way to Wonder features links to dozens of useful articles for writers. Click on the Word Cloud to choose a topic.)

How to Choose the Right Tone for Your Query Letter

If you are writing a query letter, you might want to click on the link below and read the short post first. It’s very informative.

re: What’s the Right Tone for a Query Letter? | DearEditor.com.

Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition New and Retired Rules

If you are revising a book or article, get to know this important professional resource.

Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition New and Retired Rules – The Subversive Copy Editor.

Don’t Use Discussion Forums to Pitch Your New Book

I do not self-publish, but this article about writers in discussion forums is  for everyone. Thanks for drawing it to my attention, Julie Hedlund.

Forum Etiquette: Selling Your Book in Discussion Forums? Don’t!.

Knowing When You’re Ready for a Literary Agent

As you know, one of my most important goals this year is to secure representation for my fiction. I am working on an assignment now, but I have been collecting and sharing information about finding agents. B.j. Lee, a writer I met in an online group suggested this article, and it’s a winner. Click on the link below.

Knowing When Your MS is Ready to Query by Literary Agent Lara Perkins.

Writing Advice: Take What Fits You and Leave the Rest

On this blog, I offer links to all sorts of writing advice. Here is some solid information from Susan Adrian about how to use what is offered.

Susan Adrian: Notes on Writing Advice.

Get Ready for the New LinkedIn

LinkedIn, as you know, is an important way to connect with other professionals. They are about to change their look, and there are some things we need to do to optimize the effectiveness of our presence there. The link below leads to an excellent, detailed article.

Preparing for the New LinkedIn Design, How to Optimize Your Page and Profile | Social Media Examiner.