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Reads for Writers

Writers, for whatever reason, seem to have a hard time taking vacations. At least, the full-time writers that I know do. I count myself among the vacation impaired. There is something about trying to step away from the work that seems to send my muse into overdrive. New project and story ideas suddenly start popping up everywhere.

Be that as it may, this week, I am (with the exception of my NaNo project) officially on vacation. Have no fear, I’ve already put together a weekend assignment to post during my time off, and to cover bases while I’m slacking off, I’ve put together a list of interesting musings from around the blogosphere to share with you.

Want to find more freelance work during a recession? Jennifer Mattern over at ProBusinessWriter.com has put together a lovely instruction manual to help you do just that. Download a pdf copy of  You CAN Attract New Freelance Writing Clients (Even During a Recession)

Also for freelancers: Amber Weinberg shares her thoughts on How to Get Ahead When There’s No Work.

Here’s one about editing to bookmark, especially with the end of NaNoWriMo quickly approaching. Elena Johnson at Backspace shares her editing tips in Editing: How To Avoid Staring Into The Great Black Abyss.

More thoughts on making a novel the best it can be from Georgia McBride in her post Newbie Writers: Watch out for These Big Writing No-Nos

If  you’ve polished your book to the best of your ability and are ready to start pitching agents, be sure to check out Victoria Strauss’ Reality Check on Aisle Writer Beware

Finally, here’s a remarkable series about the 7 Deadly Fears of Writing from Men With Pens.

That’s it for me. I’m off to enjoy my vacation knowing full well that I’ll probably end up writing something anyway. So it goes…


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