Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More Links for Writers Who Want to Know Stuff

I received my newsletter from C. Hope Clark's Funds for Writers and found an interesting article on Web 2.0 Addiction. Web 2.0 is the designation used for social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, as well as blogs, among others. When you follow the link, you'll want to look for the September 13th edition and scroll down the page a little to see the Web 2.0 article.

While you're there, scan the rest of the newsletter and see the kind of quality information you can get regularly if you subscribe. Articles, Competitions, Grants, Freelance Markets, Jobs, Publishers/Agents and more. The cost? Nothing.

Yesterday, Carolyn recommended The Rejecter in her comment. I checked it out and want to pass on the recommendation. Who is The Rejecter?

I am an assistant at a literary agency. I am the first line of defense for my boss. On average, I reject 95% of the letters immediately and put the other 5% in the "maybe" pile.

The Rejecter doesn't post daily, but here's an example of a very effective short blog post: Dumb Things Said in Query Letters.

And finally, here's another pick of the litter from Twitter: a brand new blog called Pinch a Pig Toe. The article I want you to read is called 6 Stages of Twitter. The similarity to the stages of dying is surely accidental...or maybe not. Nevertheless, it's entertaining, and the post was enough to make me want to follow the blog's author on Twitter (at least for a while).


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Thanks for the link to the Twitter article! Too funny. And true.

Mystery Writing is Murder

Elspeth Antonelli said...

I checked out "The Rejector" as well and considered it interesting enough that I'm going to follow it for a while. Shall check out the Twitter article - I can certainly see how it' can become addicting!

Thanks for the links, Patricia!


Kay Theodoratus said...

Sometime we'll have to talk about how you use Twitter. Personally, I find just Facebook and blogging a huge time consumer. (Pac Man, anyone?)

Agree that the Rejector gives valuable insights on the other side of the writing desk. If I remember right, she also writes. [ Writers lurk in the most unusual places, like the agent Jenny Rappaport (sp?)].

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I found all four of these links interesting places to visit - thanks.

Hope Clark said...


Thanks so much for mentioning FundsforWriters. I adore mysteries (writing my third now). I'll check out yours. Love new voices in the genre.

Hope Clark

Maija Jaaska said...

Patricia, thanks for linking my blog to your site. I hope you continue to find my blog of value, but even if you don't, thanks for checking it out! I had no idea how much of an impact the "6 Stages of Twitter" post would have but I am glad people have enjoyed it. It's all downhill from there.