Breakdown of a real royalty statements by Lynn Viehl, and followup comments by Jenny Rae Rappaport (not Viehl’s agent):
Deciding when a glorp really is a chicken in disguise is difficult, but this laugh makes it worth it.
A good breakdown of how to add meat to a novel without padding:
A dictionary of publishing terms that might prove helpful. Tongue in cheek, but meaning is there:
An interesting, and workable, answer to the question of how long to query a book. It does leave folks like me who wrote many before they focused on editing and subbing out in the cold, but with a little tweaking the lesson holds.
A clear answer to the “money or love” question for writers…it must be for love:
And odd to be calling out a link to…well…me, but I posted this article on my writing blog and it’s thought provoking so belongs here:
This article just scares me. It’s about how Kindle and the like will change how we read and write. If the author is correct, storytelling may be dead for the future, and that hurts:
Publishers reach out to bloggers (Though it’s interesting, I think the article fails to account for Early Reader programs like EOS who made the transition from returned reviews to returned and posted a while back):
The road to Jurrasic Park is a slippy one…that we’ve apparently started down. But still fascinating:
Video of the archeologist who believes he has found Mark Antony and Cleopatra’s tomb:
Has grammar gone to the dogs? Looking at how the brain forms sentences:
Pickled baby mammoth:
Could cooking, not fire, be the root of human evolution?
And you thought all that coffee was only good for waking you up. Scientists find answers to the universe in a coffee cup:
Funny 50s video about Facebook ettiquite:
Twitter may bring communication to physically paralyzed people with active brains:
Okay, social may be stretching it for this one, but it’s the social folks who keep asking so… For those of you who’d prefer to choose your own colors and maybe use a heavier fleece, here is a relatively simple pattern to make a Snuglet (as they call it) blanket with arms. I made one for a friend, doing two for my family first as test versions. My oldest son lives in his, my husband watches TV with his, and when the days turned cold again, I finally got my own made and I have used it both on the couch and at the computer. My friend’s cats even take advantage of hers.