In the Blogosphere: 4/5-4/23
“In the Blogosphere” is a series, which lists links to writing-related blogs I’ve stumbled upon throughout a given week (usually).
Over at her blog, Kidlit.com, Andrea Brown literary agent Mary Kole discusses how to layer points of view.
On the Guide to Literary Agents blog, guest blogger and kids’ author Laura Manivong tells us how to target submissions to specific agents.
QueryTracker’s own YA author extraordinaire Elana Johnson did a great little series on blogging. Here are but a few of the several awesomesauce posts she dedicates to this topic:
- Here, Johnson talks about why one should blog and touches on what one should blog about
- Here, she explains what to do once you have a blog
- Here, she suggests where to spend your blogging time in order to gain some blog traffic
Like I said, she gives all sorts of helpful tips, but I’ll let you poke around in her blog on your own and decide what you need the most help with.
Looking to get the best writerly experience you can out of Twitter? Write Anything’s Annie Evett lists several hashtags for writers here.
Once you’ve found your way around the Twitterverse—Twittersphere?—and you’ve discovered your favorite hashtags, check out Tweetchat. By entering the hashtag of your choice, you can more quickly and easily follow the conversation during Twitter chats.
We all trying to avoid clichés in our writing—right? Over at YA Highway, contributor Emilia Plater presents the five protagonists you meet in young adult literature.
For a little bit of a different take on a similar subject, on her blog, up-and-coming YA author Steph Bowe exposes the problems with many conventions often used in YA lit by supposing what things would be like if real life were like a teen novel.
And, the good folks over at And Now for Something Completely Unnecessary make a confession about using “confessions” in titles . . .
Have a nice weekend, everybody.