Having some serious computer-type issues today. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible, but I don't expect to be able to answer comments or post the 'Picks of the week' list before tomorrow, sorry ETA: I'm baaaaaack (sort of). I'll post the links list shortly, but I've still got a lot of computer-type tweaking (not to mention a backlog of general, non-computerly stuff) to get done today, so I won't be around much tonight. I promise to catch up with everyone tomorrow.
With apologies for the delay, here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week: Gobsmacked by the English Language jl_johnson A misconception turned epiphany bogwitch64 how to hook me with your author blog and make me follow you and buy your books with the devotion of a dachshund (Tribal Writer) courtesy of xjenavivex Three random questions (Chip MacGregor) [about the writing business] Courtesy of aprilhenry [about how writers talk about writing] Starting the Discussion seanan_mcguire Interview with Denise Dietz (Patricia Stoltey) [includes Denise’s list of the top three mistakes made by beginning writers] (Anne R. Allen) Listing Publishing Credits in your Query Revising from a critique (Becky Levine) Guest posting on ’s blog writerjenn Is your story original? jl_johnson Books on tables don’t come cheap [Jon’s pick of the week] aprilhenry Burn the Candle at Both Ends: Improve Strengths & Weaknesses a_r_williams [Great advice from a successful author and ex-Asimov’s slush reader] Learning Stories frostokovich Let’s talk about ego-defense ann_leckie Writing beats… (Jaine Fenn) (aka ) maeve_the_red The Wall Street Journal looks at the death of the slush pile aprilhenry 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.