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Belated Links

I’ll be out of town for the next couple days, and then my parents are visiting this weekend. So in lieu of Topics and Frolics, I’ll leave you with an assortment of links to choose from. I’m way behind on sharing links and I need to clean out my stash. Sorry to overwhelm you, but you can pick and choose based on your interests …


Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. $2500 for first prize; November 2nd deadline.

Good Housekeeping’s Short Story Contest. $3000 for first prize; September 15th deadline; must be 21 to enter.

Social Networking:

How to balance writing and networking.

Rachelle Gardner’s opinion on social networking vs writing.

Advantages of Twitter.

Must-haves for an aspiring author’s website.

Blogging advice.

How to build traffic on your  blog, part 1.

How to build traffic on your blog, part 2.

Need a blog mentor?

Query Letters to Agents:

Example of successful query.

And another example.

Connecting with an agent.

Five stages of rejection.

Three reasons you need an agent.

If you think you’ve written the next TWILIGHT … a warning.


Moving on after the first book and writing a second.

Everything you need to know about copyright.

Five common mistakes to look for when editing.

Have a great week, everyone!


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