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
[info]dynastic_queen 


CRAFT: Mama’s Five Myths About Writing
[info]shalanna


Thoughts on Writing #36: Plotting Against You
[info]seanan_mcguire

 
Why Revisions are Like a Rowing Machine
[info]dawn_metcalf


Evolution of a Query Letter
[info]stillnotbored

 
Publish America’s Twittery
[info]jimhines

 
Links Spotlight: Genre Definitions
[info]a_r_williams

Slush Stats [info]jmeadows

 
What Agents Hate: Part II (Author 101 series)
(litagentguide)


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

 
Letters from the query wars
[info]arcaedia

 
Self-Publishing Myths
[info]jimhines

 
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.