I love how writer Megan Payne turns failed short stories into a learning experience. I wish I were that analytical–maybe my short story success rate would be higher. *grin*
Debut Analysis for Aspiring Writers: After two and a half years of reviewing debuts, Tia Nevitt shares her thoughts on writing to fit trends, complete with marine metaphors. What I have found (as a reader and follower of agent blogs) is that high-concept, original twists and fresh ideas really work. The standard fantasy fare, however well-written, is just too same ol’ same ol’ to jaded readers (of which I am one, I’m afraid).
JA Konrath always has such an interesting take on ebooks, especially in light of lessons learned watching the movie and music industries deal with piracy. Will books go the Google way, with free content and paid advertising? And here’s his followup, Selling Paper, on why the publishing industry is approaching e-books from the wrong angle.
Tia Nevitt says
Thanks for the link!
You’re welcome. 🙂
Megs - Scattered Bits says
Lovely little links, Rabia! Thanks for sharing. (And thanks for the mention too—THIS is the reason it’s so dangerous to take a week off while your buddies are blogging, sharing, and typing away. You have to actually CATCH up. Yikes!)
I like the way these all look at how publishing/writing works or doesn’t—something I’m extremely interested in at the moment, since I haven’t yet worked up the nerve (or time) to get some actually revising done. (Writing ’tis another tale.)
And loved all your posts while I was away, by the way. I always love to see/read about the little bits, what you’re doing, and the creative ways you manage to make things so interesting. Cheers! And I’m off to check out your next post.
There’s so many well-written, thoughtful, interesting stuff articles and posts written every single day. It can be so hard to keep up with it all. I love the Internet. 🙂