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