Friday, November 14, 2008

Discovering New Blogs

For a writer, finding new literary blogs where agents or editors share their wealth of knowledge is like finding $5 in the pocket of an old coat. Even better if the blogs are witty, sarcastic, and/or very well written. Then, they're not just educational, they're down right fun to read!

Whenever I add any new blog to my Google Reader (one of my favorite products, btw... *fangirl plug here*... you should really try it! It's like having a newspaper customized specially for you... i.e. only has stuff you want to read/care about)... moving on...

Whenever I add any new blog to my Google Reader, I copy and paste them over there (look to your left) under Advice or Inspiration!

Today's bejeweled finds:

Writer Beware Blogs -- "Writer Beware, a publishing industry watchdog group sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, shines a light into the dark corners of the shadow-world of literary scams, schemes, and pitfalls."

Dystel and Goderich Literary Management -- "We take our unsolicited queries very seriously. As a matter of fact, we have discovered many of our most talented authors in the 'slush' pile. We read everything that is sent to us, whether we decide to represent it or not."

Lyons Literary LLC -- "Tips and quips on publishing from a literary agent."

I'm also following some blogs written by exciting and endearing brand new authors who, not long ago, went through the same struggles that I'm going through right now with the query process. Reading about their query process and their success is inspiring!
Kimberley Griffiths Little -- a very sweet author who just sold a 3 book deal to Scholastic Press. This wonderful lady took the time to critique a stranger's (i.e. yours truly) query letter!

Cindy Pon -- a stay at home mom who just sold her debut novel (YA Asian Fantasy) SILVER PHOENIX : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia

Jackson Pierce -- has two awesome YA Fantasy novels coming out in 2009 and 2010! I really, really enjoy reading about her query process because it reminds me so much of my own!

Enjoy the blogs fellow aspiring writers!

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