November 19th, 2010

Interesting posts about writing – w/e November 19 2010


  
 
Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:
 
Free or Low-Cost Promotion Websites (Joleen James)
 
Negotiating your Own Contract (Elizabeth Spann Craig)
 
Notes from the Underbelly (Victoria Strauss)
 
What a Bookseller Wants From the Self-pubbed Writer (Karen Dodd)
 
The Bogwitchy guide to characterization (Terri-Lynne DeFino aka bogwitch64 )
 
Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing III (Scott Nicholson)
 
Asweibe’s Market List Update (Abra Staffin Weibe aka cloudscudding )
 
Why Backstory is the Bomb (Denise Jaden aka denisejaden )
 
Should I Tweet? (Betsy Lerner)
by way of April Henry (aka aprilhenry )
 
What Do you Know About e-Books (Kathryn Craft)
 
Dealing with multiple agent offers (Jodi Meadows aka jmeadows )
 
E-Wars: The New York Times and the ‘E-list’ (Bart Palamaro)
 
Letters from the query wars (Jennifer Jackson aka arcaedia )


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.

Reporting live from PhilCon


Got to the Crowne Plaze hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, about an hour ago for this year's PhilCon. As I unloaded my car, a 17-yr-old girl managed to turn her car into the kerb, knackering the front, passenger wheel.

Thankfully, nobody was hurt, but it's not the kind of thing I need to see right now, what with my son taking his driving lessons and all.

I checked in to my room, got changed, then registered at the Con. I've already met up with a couple of friends in the dealers room, though the local charmer with the floor map made me feel about as welcome as a fart in a spacesuit. Still, I guess it takes all sorts.

I'm heading back down now. If you're planning on popping in, I'll be in the dealers' room at the GSHW table (in the middle, near the back), along with some of my GSHW pals, then at the reception later.

Jon Gibbs, signing out