lunch hour links for writers – week of 8/12/09

Okay, kiddies, let’s see what’s in the old lunchbox today!

Open Chat Wednesdays at the Writer’s Chatroom! From 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. EST, you can take your questions and writing related issues to a group of vibrant writers at Audrey Shaffer’s Writer’s Chatroom. You can pop in and out at will so don’t feel like you have show up promptly at 8:00. It’s a great place to meet other writers.

@BubbleCow tweets many great links during the week and here are a few special ones that belong to blogs you may want to follow:

At Mots Justes, there is Monday Morning Grammar and this week’s post regards those devilish pronouns with Monday Morning Grammar Pronouns Part III. While you’re there, check out the companion pieces Monday Morning Grammar Pronouns Part II Location, Location, Location, and Monday Morning Grammar Pronouns Part I The Basics. Hey, just read Mots Justes, you’ll love it.

Another great post at Mots Justes is Tuesday Afternoon Punctuation – Commas. Scroll down for more links on watching for those wretched little beasts that seem to slip into every sentence whether they’re needed or not!

Robert L. Bacon has posted an excellent article on how to write better dialogue and how to use dialogue as a way to “show” and not “tell” with Writing Tips For Novelists – Inserting Dialogue to Improve Narrative Pacing.

@Bubblecow is starting a newsletter. You can subscribe at BubbleCow Newsletter.

Pimp My Novel is doing a series of posts on Genre Specific Sales, pop over and see what’s happening with your genre.

Writer Beware Blogs! was successful in recovering their attorney’s fees against Robert Fletcher and The Literary Agency Group, “a fee-charging literary agency/editing company/vanity publishing company currently doing business as Writers’ Literary Agency/AEG Publishing Group.” See why at Victoria Strauss’ post: Victoria Strauss — Robert Fletcher’s Lawsuit Against Writer Beware Ruled Frivolous. Fletcher’s agency is also being investigated by the Florida Attorney General’s office.

At Edittorrent, Theresa warns us all to be careful of what we post and e-mail when she talks about Managing Your Public Personality. While you’re there, click on the link for Deep POV Guest Blog. It’s a great article.

The Moon Rat gives writers several reasons to be very careful about meeting deadlines in the post Reasons to Make Your Delivery Date (Or, Please Don’t Be Late, Even Though We Always Are).


Always, always, always check out Writers’ Digest Best Tweets for Writers by Jane Friedman. Ms. Friedman surfs the net for some of the best tweets and articles you can find!

Another link treasure trove is Andy Shackcloth’s Sunday Wash-up where Andy posts the best links that he can find on the Internet.


Okay, so you don’t want to follow eight hundred people. Where am I getting all these great links? Twitter! For links to writing related articles follow these peeps:

@BubbleCow      @fuelyourwriting      @motsjustes       @JaneFriedman

@writerschatroom     @WindyLynnHarris     @Le_Shack      @WritersDigest

I’ll be doing a future post on following literary agents on Twitter, so stay tuned.


(A caveat – this is simply a list of e-zines, magazines, and anthologies that I have heard about through Twitter. I do not recommend or advocate any of them and certainly hope you will investigate the organization prior to submitting.)

The Electric Velocipede (winner of this year’s Hugo award for Best Fanzine) is open for submissions. Please read the submission guidelines.

The Midnight Diner is now open for submissions. The Midnight Diner is a hardboiled genre anthology with a Christian slant. No ABA restrictions on God, no CBA restrictions on reality. Didactic preachy works are dismissed unceremoniously; they are looking for high quality works that are uncompromising in craft, content, and quality.

That’s it for this week! Tune in next Wednesday and I’ll share what I find while prowling the web. 😉


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3 Responses to lunch hour links for writers – week of 8/12/09

  1. motsjustes says:

    Hi Teresa, Thanks for recommending my site! I look forward to exploring Helluo Librorum. -ae

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