Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Resourceful

Behind the scenes I've been working on getting some blog-related projects planned and organized. A couple of you (you know who you are) have made some very helpful suggestions via e-mail, and you can expect some series posts on outlining, self-promotion and plotting as well as some ways to put together a business plan for 2007.

I'd also like to hear from the rest of you regulars, infrequent visitors and lurkers, too: what topics, features or discussions would you guys like to see here on PBW? Please let me know in comments.

17 comments:

  1. To be honest, I'll come read whatever you write. *g*

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  2. I'm with Nalini, although I admit I always love posts about doing your own thing and playing to your stregnths, not just hopping on a trend or following the rules. I truly think all writers, especially new ones, need to be reminded that there are always exceptions to the "Rules". :)

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  3. I would like to know how to know what literary magazines are right for your work. I do subscribe to some but not all. And the ones I get don't fit me. I have an extra hurdle though: I live overseas. I pretty much have to have a way to find out via the internet. And when I look at their websites they say, "read our magazine to find out what we like." Which normally I would love to do, but I'm afraid I no longer have that luxury.

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  4. I'll read anything you write.

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  5. Anonymous7:14 AM

    Um... yah, I'd read whatever you wrote. But if I got to pick...! More about discipline, refusing to cowtow to the self-deprecating thoughts in my head, oh! and how to reconcile the fact that when I don't plan a solid outline I can't write past fifty pages but when I DO plan a solid outline, the writing dies on the page and makes me cry it's so flat. Eh?
    Jess

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  6. Anything concerning soliciting/working with agents or editors would be really helpful. What should you absolutely never do (besides the obvious), how do you know if they have genuine interest in working with you, is it possible to get a request for a partial/full even if your query letter writing abilities suck?
    (This is looming for me come January, as my final revisions are almost done, and I'm scared witless at the prospect).

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  7. I really liked the virtual workshops you did awhile ago; I'd like to see something like that again.

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  8. I'd love to see an article on how cranky, misanthropic introverts should handle learning to sell their work.

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  9. Yeah. What Noel said.

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  10. I figured out long ago that I like to listen to anybody on pretty much any subject providing they really know what they're talking about.

    I learn a lot here.

    If I had to choose a topic, it would be the ins and outs of the business of writing: marketing and agent-dealing and whether cons are worth it and all that kind of stuff.

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  11. I feel your blog covers everything I need already. It's fantastic.

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  12. Getting better 1st drafts. Yeesh. I'm on edit cyle 6 now, with at least one more to go.

    Also, tips on deepening the storytelling. Not just hightening the tension, but deeping what the story is about, parallellism between character journies, etc.

    and yeah, self-promotion on a tight budget for the socially inept..;-)

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  13. Ooh, yes, I'd love to see something about self-promotion for the socially inept.

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  14. I second what everyone else said. I'd also like to see more pictures of your dog. I miss my Sheltie. :)

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  15. When I come here I know I'm going to learn something. I love that about your blog! I especially like the promotion ideas and your fun Lists.

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  16. All the above and productivity tricks. :)

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  17. Claudia7:09 AM

    I'd love to read something on how/where to research market trends.

    I hope this doesn't seem off-topic but I'd also love to read something on how writers can organize their non-writing life (day job, cooking, cleaning, errands, family/friend obligations etc.) so they can maximize their writing time. How not to ignore all of the above for so long (in favor of writing) that it turns into Mt. Everest....

    Thanks PBW!

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