Friday’s Interesting Links

Books I Recommend

Walking Dead by C.E. Murphy

The fourth in her Walker Papers urban fantasy series, Walking Dead offers a wonderful look into how Joanne is maturing into her shamanistic powers, though she still has doubts. I must admit, when I saw zombies, I was curious how she’d tackle one of the popular genre tropes in a way that is unique. Let’s just say that while her zombies are traditional, everything surrounding them is not, from what brings them to life to Joanne’s reaction and solution. Even if you haven’t been following the series, this one is a fun read. And when you’re done, go back and read the rest of them :).


Some thoughts and examples of bad and good author websites.

A look at author promotion successes:

A look at what a publicist can and cannot do:

Dealing with rejection letters:

Tips on researching agents:

Editorial acquisitions process explained:

A solid examination of copyright infringement’s costs and excuses.

Questions to ask interested agents:

The ten commandments of blogging. I’m still working on this one.

Tips on oral performance of written work

I’ve included links to instances when authors fail to respond appropriately. How fun to have one that is the reverse:


The nuts and bolts of creating sympathetic characters.

Techniques for overcoming procrastination:

When an editor requests a rewrite…

Some good observations about querying:

Suggestions for managing writing projects:

On writing characters that are different from you:

A great evaluation of the value in a crit and how to find that value:


Mastering Twitter:

Handling anxiety:


A manifesto against censorship:


A look at a 4.4 million-year-old ancestor:

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4 Responses to Friday’s Interesting Links

  1. Deb Salisbury says:

    You've found lots of great links and so much interesting information!

    I've linked to you. 🙂

  2. Margaret says:

    Glad you're enjoying this. I'm finding this a fun use for my blog.

  3. Catie says:

    (I have to admit I think the scene of Jo Vs. The Graveyard Zombies is very, very, very funny. :))

  4. Margaret says:

    Me, I adore Joanne's innovative approach. Not going to spoil it for any who haven't read yet, but how clever was that to use current tech in new and unique ways :).

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