Friday’s Interesting Links

Grammar?

From my friend Val who has determined I must share this punctuation torture with you :D.
http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/

Writing

An editor’s perspective on how she approaches the submission pile:
http://bluerosegirls.blogspot.com/2009/04/how-i-read-submissions.html

QueryDay summary for those of us who couldn’t follow all of it:
http://taralazar.wordpress.com/2009/04/18/queryday-questions-and-answers/

About local authors and indie bookstores:
http://www.publishersweekly.com/blog/660000266/post/1970043797.html

Justice Department Interested in Google Settlement:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/29/technology/internet/29google.html?_r=2

A free workshop to get in touch with your muse. You do need to be a member of Forward Motion (FM) and logged in to follow the link. (If not, go here first: http://fmwriters.com and click “join.” The account is free.):
http://fmwriters.com/community/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=13&topic_id=1012&mesg_id=1012&page=

For years, one of the FM mods, Justin, with the occasional help of others, has put together a daily prompt. I have converted these into a random prompt generator that snags those efforts and gives you one or more depending on your request. Go check them out (Note: this is open to everyone, not just FM members):
http://www.fmwriters.com/community/dc/Random_Zettercise.php

Social

A list of ad campaigns that went South quick for your amusement?
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/25060

Here I thought friendliness in email was all about the smilie ;), but apparently I need to throw in one or two of these: !!!!! Or maybe five :D.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/apr/29/exclamation-mark-punctuation

And how sometimes the most delectable victims…are not:
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/44044432.html?elr=KArks7PYDiaK7DUvDE7aL_V_BD77:DiiUiacyKU7DYaGEP7vDEh7P:DiUX

Reading

I’ve known about the Espresso Book Machine for a while, but this article has actual pictures:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1173013/A-novel-idea-The-machine-print-book-minutes.html

Interesting comic (literally) take on books and publishing:
http://www.unshelved.com/publisherconfidential.pdf

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