Thursday, October 13, 2011
Many, many links today...
The Passive Voice--What You Don't Know About Find and Replace in Microsoft Word. This information is both awesome and frightening. Use with care.
Fiction Groupie--The Post In Which I Rant About Blogging, Platforms, and the Pressure on Writers. This is an excellent post with much food for thought.
Erastes--Believe in what you write—even if it is “only for money”. Some words of wisdom.
Jane Friedman--The Evolving Model of the Entrepreneurial Novelist. Fascinating take on self publishing from Sean Platt.
Aliventures--7 Habits of Serious Writers. Amazingly enough, I do all these things. Go me!
Dystel & Godrick Literary Management--Writers with Imprints. Interesting development. I want my own imprint! Somebody give me one!
The Story Prize--Patricia Henley on the Rational Part of the Writing Process. There's a rational part to the writing process? Who knew?
Julie Isaac--How to Write Daily More Easily. Some great tips on increasing the consistency of your productivity.
The Guardian--Romantic Fiction's Passion for E-Books.
Patricia C. Wrede--The Hat Lecture. Great advice here for serious writers, and I love the presentation.
Livia Blackburne--The Psychology of Attraction: Uncertainty.
The Fall of Print--How a new survey of ebook discovery habits lends hope to self-publishers and tips for better marketing. Some interesting stats here.
Adam Westbrook--What Monty Python can teach the next generation of publishers. Good article, although not about all of Monty Python. Focuses on Terry Gilliam's creative process.
World Policy.org--Innovation Starvation. Neal Stephenson talks about the obligations of a science fiction writer. A meaty and thought-provoking read.
Last but not least: A friend of mine recently lost her job, and is working on building a Pampered Chef business. If you like Pampered Chef products (I think they're fantastic), consider dropping by her personal Pampered Chef page to place an order.
Have a great weekend!