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Jessica Faust on unlikeable characters

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Literary agent Jessica Faust of Bookends, LLC shares her opinion on what makes a character unlikeable:

For me likeability tends to coincide with one-dimensional. A character being unlikeable usually means she has no redeeming qualities, and usually even unlikeable people have a redeeming quality or two, something that gives them more depth.

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Sean Ferrell on why the N-word matters

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Another reaction to NewSouth's editing of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, this time from writer Sean Ferrell, who deems the decision cowardly:

http://www.byseanferrell.com/2011/01/why_the_n-word_matters.html

The Censoring of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn

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An article in the Chicago Tribune shares several viewpoints re: the editing of two of Mark Twain's classic novels. NewSouth will release The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn as a single volume with all racial epithets removed. Professors and others weigh in on this decision:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/books/printersrow/chi-books-reactions-edit-twain,0,6497750.story

Suzie Townsend on the truth about feedback

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Ever been baffled after a literary agent requests your manuscript, then responds with a generic "not for me" rejection? Back in December Suzie Townsend offered an explanation:

http://confessionsofawanderingheart.blogspot.com/2010/12/truth-about-feedback.html

Nathan Bransford on agents who blog

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Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford shares a post in defense of literary agents who blog:

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2011/01/in-defense-of-blogging-agents.html
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According to Kristin Nelson, spamming a literary agency with the same query every day for two months straight might get you noticed, but not in a good way:

http://pubrants.blogspot.com/2011/01/query-spammer.html
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Rachelle Gardner reminds hopeful writers that negativity about the industry is not the way to a literary agent's heart:

http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/2011/01/how-to-avoid-getting-agent.html

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