Just a few things for you today.
- Let’s start with some classically wry Harvey Stanbrough (@hstanbrough)–“classically,” that is, if you know Harvey; if not, let me introduce you to wry–in his Size Really Doesn’t Matter. Let’s be clear, here: he’s referring to the lengths of synopses and the works they summarize, not…well, never mind. (What were you thinking, anyway?)
- Next, we’ll shift from length of work to the length of time it takes to produce said work. Kim Weiland (@KMWeiland) asks Are You Writing Your Novel Too Fast? on WORDplay. This, as it happens, is something I’m going to be talking about when I critique one of my writers’ group member’s work later this week. (DS: this is a heads-up for you.) Kim’s right on target when she reminds us that high speed does not equate to high quality.
- And finally, Joel Friedlander (@jfbookman) provides his own list of good reads from the blogosphere in his Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #21, which isn’t all about indie-/self-publishing. Just as one example, he links to three separate articles on mistakes writers make, but there are also articles on marketing, book design, and more. Good bet you’ll find something of interest there.
‘Til next time…