Friday, March 9, 2012

Google Reader Roundup

For you infographic junkies like me, here's a nice infographic on how SEO works.

Agent Meredith Barnes is leaving agenting. Heads up in case she was on your query list.

In honor of women's history month, Flavorwire presents 10 of the most powerful female characters in literature.

Storyfix teaches us how to better our stories through the power of subtext.

Kristen Lamb reminds us that failure is a key ingredient to a successful writing career.  

An illuminating post from self-pub star Keri Wilkinson on her path to an agent and traditional publisher after being successful at self-publishing.

Kristen Lippert-Martin tells it like it is on the state of publishing. Or, at least, how we're talking about it.

YAY! Meghan Ward has been promising me an earthquake preparedness post for a long time and it's finally here. This comes after we had a 4.3 quake this past Monday SIX BLOCKS FROM MY HOUSE. It was at 5:30 in the morning, woke both me and the baby, and I was not happy about it. At all.

James Scott Bell has some--shocking!--words of encouragement for writers that actually involve saying that those who work hard and are professional are the ones who will win. Well, shoot. That's some dang good news.

Jessica Faust at Bookends discusses the evolution of her query letter.


Cathryn Leigh said...

Ohh earthquacks are not fun, especially with Kids. I'm glad the husband happened to be home with the Kids during the one that happened mid day in Maryland. he taught them how to stand in a doorway and not go outside.

Strangely, though I live in California for six years, the two earth quacks I've felt, haven been hear in Maryland... Thankfully, they've been fairly minor.

And now to check out some of your other links. He he!

:} Cathryn / Elorithryn

Steven J. Wangsness said...

I have been through a number of earthquakes in a surprising number of places, but fortunately nothing too rock 'em, sock 'em. Watching the building you're in rock back and forth is definitely an interesting experience!

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