Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Weekly Roundup for 1/29/13

HUGE news today. If you're a YA or Sci-fi writer that is. And I've been quite excited because I fall squarely into one or both of those categories for my novels. Writer's Digest is currently running it's Lucky Agent contest and the focus this time is YA and Sci-fi. So, pop on over to read the rules and what to enter if you're interested. You've only got until the 31st to submit!

In other news, Janice Hardy lets us know just how much an agent or fellow writer can tell from a query.

If self-publishing, ebook or print, here's a list to help you make it look professional.

And probably my favorite find of the week, Aaron Hamburger detailing his outlining in reverse method which is highly similar to my own version of outlining after writing as the first step of editing.

However, what really convicted me this week was this article on an agent's blog about the over-utilization of character names and pronouns. I found that I'm prone to this. Oops?

Until next time!

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