Friday, February 10, 2012

Helpful Writing and Publishing Posts

As usual, there have been some phenomenal writing/publishing posts this week. Here are links to just a few of them. Have fun checking them out!

Eliminating the Frame

"There’s a little thing that writers do that bugs me: It’s called a frame. Basically, it’s everything around the necessary information that doesn’t really help your reader understand anything, it’s just superfluous...." (continue reading the post here) 

Why Your Novel Characters Need Real Flaws

“Wouldn’t it be great if all my flaws were minor? But they’re not. And neither are anyone else’s.
As C.S. Lewis writes in The Screwtape Letters, even our greatest strengths are likely to become weaknesses under some circumstances….” (continue reading the post here)

Updated Publishing Directory

This dictionary is a goldmine of publishing terms that every writer should know. Click here to have a look.


Finally, please do take the time check out Meredith Barnes’s ongoing #AskAgent feature on her blog. Meredith is a literary agent with Lowenstein Associates and she does a fantastic job answering the many questions posed to her. Go forth and read. You’ll learn a lot.

Here is the link to her blog: 

And here are the links to the #AskAgent posts she has done so far:


  1. Thanks for the links, Kristin!
    On my way to continue reading. :)
    Have a lovely weekend!

    1. Aw, you're welcome, Monica! I hope you enjoy them. :)

      And I hope you have a lovely weekend, too! <3

  2. Crackin' my knuckles and heading into the links. Thanks.

  3. Thanks for the roundup. Super helpful!

    1. You're welcome, Phil! I hope you enjoyed them! :D