September 18th, 2009

An appalling drop in standards

Today, courtesy of my new best friend dragon_crier, the good folks over at The Book Bundle have posted an interview with me.

Now, I know what you're thinking: These guys have interviewed quality writers like Jocelynn Drake, and  bosleygravel, what are they doing wasting their time with the likes of you?

I wish I could tell you how this appalling drop in standards came about, but I'm sworn to secrecy.  Let's just say it's the last time they'll allow cameras at a Book Bundle Christmas party, and leave it at that.  

So, if you'd like to read the interview, here's the link (and yes, if you're curious, my old gran does get a mention).

I hope you like it.

Interesting posts about writing – w/e September 18 2009

Oops. I knew there was something I was meant to do today.



With apologies for the delay, here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:


Don’t Use a “Laundry List”
(Maryann Miller)

Will Authors of the Future Need Publishers?
(Nathan Bransford)
– courtesy of [info]karen_w_newton

The first A-team

CRAFT: Mama’s Five Myths About Writing

Thoughts on Writing #36: Plotting Against You

Why Revisions are Like a Rowing Machine

Evolution of a Query Letter

Publish America’s Twittery

Links Spotlight: Genre Definitions

Slush Stats [info]jmeadows

What Agents Hate: Part II (Author 101 series)

Self-Editing One Step at a Time: Weeding Out Unnecessary Adjectives and Adverbs
(Patricia Stoltey

Letters from the query wars

Self-Publishing Myths

Self-Editing One Step at a Time: Identifying and Eliminating Your Habit Words
(Patricia Stoltey)

If you have a particular favorite among these, please let the author know (and me too, if you have time). Also, if you've a link to a great post that isn't here, feel free to share.