Whoop-ee-ti-yi-o, get along little bloggies! Here’s a round-up of the best writing craft blog posts I hunted up, tripped over or got directed to this week:

Tips for First Drafting from author Natalie Whipple at Between Fact & Fiction blog.

All About Backstory from agent Rachelle Gardner’s Rants & Rambles blog

Also from Rachell’s blog, guest blogger Matilda McCloud (love that name!) blogged Thursday about Avoiding On-The-Nose Writing, a concept of which I was aware, but never saw addressed this directly.

Themes seem to be a theme in blogging this week. Here’s two takes: Themes Schmemes, from agent Nathan Bransford, and a roundtable discussion from the writers at Novel Matters, Starting with the Basement. And then there’s Nathan’s follow up post to his Themes Schmemes post: The Reverse Snobbery of Low Literary Aspirations. All vewy innewesting stuff!

And last but not least, Behind The Stacks, a peek into the world of an acquisitions librarian, by guest blogger at Novel Matters, Judy Gann. Lots of good tips for getting books into public libraries, and why that is important.

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