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Today in honor of National Cherry Turnover Day, I thought I'd share some literary food for thought:
- Literary agent, Jill Corcoran, said this is a must read: RANT: It's not a scam...but it's not good, either-- Some small presses aren't worth it. One point that stood out to me was this: If the publisher is more focused on what YOU can provide in terms of marketing and production than what THEY can provide, RUN. Sometimes I think we are so anxious to get the baby we've been cultivating for weeks, months, or years, into the hands of readers, we stop short of selling our soul; but we shouldn't. If we were willing to pour the time into writing it, I think we can pour some more time into waiting for the right person to come along and publish it.
- Anne R. Allen talks about the 12 Social Media Mistakes for Authors to Avoid. Her tips were spot on, and some of her analogies were hilarious: Spamming somebody’s Facebook wall is like putting up a billboard on their front yard. Other tips were career building, like #6 on blogging your WIP. Hop over there and check it out. I think it will help you navigate writing in Cyberia
- Another Literary Agent, Sarah Nego, shared a wonderful post about Finding Your Magic. Her post touched my battle torn heart as I struggle through this current revision. It reminded me that as writers we don't write to fulfill a personal dream or desire, but for all the children aching for a new book to read. We press on until we find our magic because somewhere out there is a child waiting for our book.
- Last week author Laurisa White Reyes shared some of her favorite childhood books, which was a fun walk down memory lane.
Doesn't this look yummy!?!