More on the Google Book Settlement at Writer Beware Blogs! See Victoria Strauss’ post, It’s Official: DOJ Investigates Google Book Settlement. She has some wonderful links so you can inform yourself about the Settlement.
The summer edition of The Rose and Thorn E-zine is now available online.
Novelist Mark Helprin gets his revenge against the digital anticopyright crowd with his new book, Digital Barbarism: A Writer’s Manifesto. He lashes out at the anticopyright crowd in this podcast: Helprin on Copyright.
Score one for libraries and another reason that Ray Bradbury is my favorite author! See Ray Bradbury: Loathes the Internet, Loves Libraries.
Word counts smerd counts . . . Nuh-uh! We don’t know where the monster word counts are coming from, but Colleen Lindsay gives an excellent essay on the topic, including recommended word counts for certain genres on her blog The Swivet. Read her post: On Word Counts and Novel Length.
Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen gives some great hints on how to write an opening to your novel with her post Grabbing Your Reader by the Throat at the Adventurous Writer.
While you’re there, check out another of Pawlik-Kienlen’s posts 17 Reasons Book Manuscripts Are Rejected. As a matter of fact, this would be a good article to have by your side while you’re editing your manuscript.
My fellow OWW member, Kelly Bryson, talks about the value of critiques with her post, Weakness into Strength while another member of my OWW critique group, Peter Cooper deciphers what’s in a name with his post, The Things You Learn.
Up in the great north, Jennifer Neri talks about a trip to the hairdresser that produces interesting analogies at her post, The Magician , the Hairdresser, and the Writer.
AND FINALLY, I’ve added a few links on my side of the street, check them out when you have time:
Lisa Mannetti award winning author of The Gentling Box.
While you’re at Lisa’s site, check out her line of graveyard cards at The Chancery House.
The Moon Rat turned me on to Bibliophile Stalker. Great links and information in the speculative fiction field.
The Electric Velocipede has been nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Fanzine. Go to the Electric Velocipede for details!
Fantasy Magazine is an e-zine I’ve stumbled upon on my wild searches. It takes a moment to load, but it’s worth the wait.
Whew! Methinks that’s it for now! Surf at will . . .
copyright 2009 Teresa Frohock