Great Stuff on the Writers’ Blogs, June 30, 2012

Holy hotcakes, Batman, the year’s half over! Which means there’s still half a year to get that big project you’ve been working on DONE. Today’s two posts are about parts of that process.

  • First up us Gabriela Pereira (@DIYMFA) describing The Bubble Method: How to Get the Most Out of a Writing Workshop. The method isn’t new–put the writer in a “bubble” from which they can’t speak while their piece is being critiqued–but it’s a good one, particularly the suggestions on how to allow the author to respond once all the reviewers have had their say. What’s missing, and I’m sure Gab would agree, are the rules of behavior for the reviewers: be specific, be constructive, and focus on the writing, not the writer.
  • And second, Merry Jones (@MerryDDJones) offers her suggestions for How to Pitch Agents at a Writers’ Conference on the Guide to Literary Agents blog. Her suggestions are all pretty much common sense, but that seems to go out the window when a writer is desperate for representation.

That’s all for today. Enjoy your weekend.