Weekly Round-Up: February 23

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Weekly Round-Up: February 23

Timely Feature on Fan Fiction
(have you checked out PFWA’s Fan Fiction Initiative?)

Publishers Are Warming to Fan-Fiction, but can it go Mainstream?
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2014/02/fanfic-and-publishers/

From Around the Web

Storytellers, All – “I was listening to the words and following the story of the song and began to think about how we—all of us humans—are storytellers…”
http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2014/02/20/storytellers-all/

The Aggressive Work Ethic of Highly Creative People- “Imagine you knock on creativity’s door. It seems no one is home. So this is what you do … kick in the door.”
http://www.copyblogger.com/creativity/

Beyond Dickens: Trends and Tech in Serial Fiction
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/02/24/serial-fiction/

Simple Ideas to Stimulate Creativity INFOGRAPHIC
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/simple-ideas-to-stimulate-creativity-infographic_b82899

The 12 Steps to Intimacy- “As a writer, how do you show these first six steps? Does your heroine retreat behind dark sunglasses? Does she get a thrill when his hand brushes her arm? You can develop any of these with dialog, internal monologue, or plot.”
http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-12-steps-to-intimacy-part-1.html

A Protagonist’s Moment of Realization
http://moodywriting.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-protagonists-moment-of-realisation.html

Status as Character Calling Card- “The main character in a story will tend to have something about them that marks them out.”
http://moodywriting.blogspot.com/2014/02/status-as-character-calling-card.html

How to Write Well: 10 Essential Self-Editing Tips
http://writetodone.com/how-to-write-well-self-editing-tips/

The Overlooked Job of a Writer
http://authorselectric.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-overlooked-job-of-writer.html

The Question Mark is Shaped Like a Hook: Question-Driven Plotting
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/02/25/the-question-mark-is-shaped-like-a-hook-question-driven-plotting/

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Literary Agent
http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2014/02/questions-to-ask-your-prospective.html

The Ploughshares Round-Down: Waiting on a Job? Wait Better.
http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/the-ploughshares-round-down-waiting-on-a-job-grad-school-publisher-wait-better/

Raymond Chandler’s Ten Commandments for Writing a Detective Novel
http://www.openculture.com/2014/02/raymond-chandlers-ten-commandments-for-writing-a-detective-novel.html

Book Rights and Licensing: An International Overview for Authors
http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2014/02/27/book-rights-and-licensing/

About 

JR, aka Jesi, is the PFWA’s Chief Information Officer. Her formal education was in Information Systems and Technology with a minor in Business, but her passion has always been for all things literary. Outside of PFWA, Jesi is the founding editor of Crimson Melodies Publishing – a micro-press for dark-fantasy with heart. When not editing, reading, or attempting to uncover all the writer groups in Greater Philadelphia on behalf of the PFWA, Jesi is a writer, a Dungeons and Dragons Role-Player, and small business technology consultant. There aren’t enough hours in the day, but she works with what she has and one day hopes to be able to publish her own book alongside the authors she’s proud to work with.


About Author

JR Wesley

JR, aka Jesi, is the PFWA’s Chief Information Officer. Her formal education was in Information Systems and Technology with a minor in Business, but her passion has always been for all things literary. Outside of PFWA, Jesi is the founding editor of Crimson Melodies Publishing – a micro-press for dark-fantasy with heart. When not editing, reading, or attempting to uncover all the writer groups in Greater Philadelphia on behalf of the PFWA, Jesi is a writer, a Dungeons and Dragons Role-Player, and small business technology consultant. There aren’t enough hours in the day, but she works with what she has and one day hopes to be able to publish her own book alongside the authors she’s proud to work with.

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