Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:
Metaphors in Worldbuilding: A Google+ hangout report (Juliette Wade)
Second-Class Contracts? Deal Terms at Random House's Hydra Imprint (Victoria Strauss)
Sadly, There’s No Secret Handshake (Michael Damian Thomas)
The Death of Publishing (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) [Jon’s Pick of the Week]
Seven Proven Ways To Pack Suspense Into Your Stories (Dr. John Yeoman)
What's Going On with Readers Today? Goodreads Finds Out (Otis)
by way of Caridad Piñeiro
Questions to Ask Before Making Marketing Decisions (Lydia Sharp)
Omniscient (Ann Leckie aka ann_leckie)
How to Design Your Submission Package (Kathryn Craft)
Why Not to Register Copyright for Unpublished Work (Victoria Strauss)
The Understory Revision (Juliette Wade)
Query Letter FAQs (Part II): 10 More Questions Answered (Chuck Sambuchino)
If you found these useful, you may also like my personal selection of the most interesting blog posts from 2012, and last week’s list.
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.