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Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: Links for Writers, December 27, 2013 Edition

> Can you handle "brutal criticism" of your work? The University of Southern New Hampshire's MFA blog offers advice

> Does anyone else sometimes resort to a physical cut-and-paste when dealing with an unruly revision? I do.


> Over the years, I've learned a lot from Wendy Burt-Thomas via her blog Ask Wendy the Query Queen. She's decided to discontinue the blog, but you can still mine it for plenty of tips and advice. Thanks, Wendy!


> Writing exercises and daily tasks for writing new/short plays, over at Grub Street Daily.


> Submissions fees: yea or nay? Interesting discussion going on over at Erika Dreifus's blog.


> Casinos know how to attract crowds. Hosting signings and meet-and-greets with popular mainstream authors is working for at least one gaming venue. (via Beyond The Margins)


> Finally, some holiday editing humor. (My husband's 98-year-old aunt recited the entire Twas the Night Before Christmas the other day at dinner, and I doubt she would have appreciated this!)  Plus, puns for English nerds.


Have a great weekend! 

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