Hashtag Wednesday: I Read #Pubtip So You Don’t Have To

New Wednesday feature! In case you haven’t been hanging around Twitter, here’s a wrap-upu of my favorites from the #pubtip hashtag this last week:

From author Kristen Lamb, a look at why it’s important for an author to use social media under the name that’ll be on your books, and not the endearing but useless monkeylove35 (and if there is a monkeylove35, I apologize).

From Scholastic editor Cheryl Klein: “Hardest to judge: Good writing but thin plotting. Good plotting but bad writing easier to let go, as plot only matters if we care.”

Also from Cheryl Klein: “If you want a project to be taken seriously, don’t explicitly make yourself, your child, or your pet the main character of the book.” (Suzanne to Shane & Tanker: I think we’re okay, “Dil” and “Gandalf”–it wasn’t explicit.)

From Kensington editor Megan Records: “Rebutting a pass letter is like banging head against wall. You should know better. It will hurt like hell, and the wall always wins.” (Love this!)

From writer Ann Hendrickson: Why the agent who reps romance doesn’t want your sci-fi.

From YA author Kristin Miller: Publishing Myths and Misconceptions

From writing guru Bob Mayer, a great video on Pitching and another on Conflict.

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban and paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense, currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Author of the Sentinels of New Orleans series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, and Belle Chasse (Nov 2016). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the upcoming Wilds of the Bayou series (Book 1, Wild Man's Curse) releases April 2016).

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