Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thankful Thursday: @NathanBransford

Nathan Bransford continues to be a valuable resource for writers. The literary agent turned author dishes out helpful advice via his blog, Tweets and website.

I receive his blog posts by email. Last week despite a very long day, I couldn't stop reading his blog on Virtual Witch Hunts. He wrote about a self-published author's response to a review. Many of us wrote about this situation, because it was a good reminder of what not to do.

Bransford took a different angle on the subject. He focused on the "virtual mob" that took to Amazon and trashed the author's book. I loved his last line — "Let's not kid ourselves that a lesson was taught, other than to remind us, yet again, that the Internet is a terrifying place to make a mistake."

Bransford's website also has a list of Publishing Essentials such as How to Write a Novel or How to Write a Synopsis.

If you don't follow him on Twitter @NathanBransford, on his blog or his website, you are missing something. He has a fresh perspective on the writing business.

His middle grade novel Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow is available in May. I've pre-ordered a copy for my niece (and my sister, who works in a school library). I anticipate the book will be entertaining.


  1. Yikes! I'm behind on my social media and am just hearing about this for the first time here. Kinda makes me want to learn how to think twice before I tweet or post -- not usually my forte. Thanks for the info.


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