It’s been a busy week—again—and especially packed for only four working days. So this post is about brevity and, apparently, literary agents (three of the five links below). Have a great weekend.
- Betsy Lerner If I Listened Long Enough to You Juicy storytelling. Breathless, even. Can you relate to this one?
- Janet Reid, Literary Agent. Be confident: let your writing do the talking I’m going let this one speak for itself. Go read it, please.
- Nathan Bransford How to Deal With Contradictory Query Advice Calming words from a literary agent who’s been through the process of querying agents for his novel.
- The Renegade Writer Kicking the E-mail Habit Writer Linda Formichelli shares her decision and process for kicking her check-it-every-five-minutes e-mail habit. She also shares the results of Day 1. This is especially interesting to me since I communicate with clients via e-mail and phone, emphasis on e-mail. When I’m on a deadline or focusing on creative writing, I shut my e-mail off, both on my laptop and Blackberry. Other times, I’m always checking. What about you?
- Write to Done Why You Should Shoot Adverbs On Sight Mary Jaksch provides helpful advice on why killing adverbs improves your writing—and when your writing might need an adverb.
Your turn. Any opinions, blog posts or articles on writing and/or freelancing you’d like to share? Post away in the comments below. Thanks!