Why Good Literary Agencies Don't Charge Reading... →
There are some agents who feel that the time taken to work through the slush pile is disproportionate to the benefit that it brings, as they find so few good new clients there; and that if they were paid to do this work, via a reading fee or similar, they might even be able to offer feedback on all the submissions that they receive. I can see their point: slush is a monster time-sink, and...
Federal Judge In Florida Rules Health Overhaul... →
I wonder if Judge Vinson plans on giving up his government protected health care? == Familiar Republi-Can themes at keep repeating in my mind… and the press. Buy a judge, get a verdict you want. Buy a judge, steal an election, and get away with it. Buy a judge, rob someone of their parents estate, and get away with it.
Amazon is on a Rampage to Remove Book Reviews from... →
Yes, they are and are succeeding in doing so.
I was going to spend the day procrastinating, but decided to put it off.
More on the author “Morals Clause” and other Tidbits : Writer...– Tidbits
Brian Greene: A Physicist Explains 'The Hidden... →
Twitter Gets Sued For Letting Famous People... →
This is called (Patent) Trolling for Dollars…
Where writers write - The Boston Globe →
'Onion News Network': A Highly Successful Debut... →
What's The Longest Word In The English Language? :... →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGNIVu1d4DI.– World’s First Heads Up Display eBook Reader Press Release
U.S. Renews Contract With Spotted Ground Squirrels... →
The "Virtue Clause" ... Are You A Moral Author? |... →
So Long, Susannah « Christopher Fowler's Blog →
The actor Susannah York has died at 72. She was an original Chelase Girl (having been born there), and one of the great faces of sixties English cinema. She stayed mainly in the UK making films (and therefore risking career suicide) and she made great choices about her material, from ‘A Man For All Seasons’, ‘Tom Jones’ and Genet’s ‘The Maids’ to ‘The Killing Of Sister George’.
Writer Beware™ Blogs!: Contest Alert: First One... →
EXCERPT: “But the middle sentence…that’s a big problem. Simply by entering this contest, entrants are granting First One Publishing the right to use their entry in any manner whatsoever—including publishing it—for the life of copyright and without compensation or notice. It’s not quite a surrender of copyright, but it’s pretty close. In other words: if...
What else is there to say after...
“Let us remain humble and also use humor when appropriate, for humor is healing and can help people.” - Dr. Carlos Gonzalez.
The murderous rampage next door →
A voice of sanity amidst the loud roaring noise…
Falling Birds, Killer Wasps, Killer Wi-Fi And... →
With birds dropping willy-nilly out of the sky, blackbirds in Arkansas, jackdaws in Sweden, turtledoves in Italy, people are wondering if something has gone seriously and dangerously wrong. What are these birds telling us? Well, we might want to pause and look at this graph: “Mountains out of Molehills: A timeline of global media scare stories,” from designers David McCandless and...
'Vitriol' Cited As Possible Factor In Arizona... →
History Channel Pulls 'Kennedys' Miniseries,... →
The History Channel has announced that it won’t air the highly publicized miniseries The Kennedys, which stars Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy. While History said in a statement first covered by The Hollywood Reporter that the project is well produced and acted, it concluded after viewing the entire eight-part finished product that it isn’t a...
The True Cost of Repealing the Healthcare Reform...
Repeal of the healthcare reform act will cost the taxpayers $230 billion over the next ten years. It will also cost Americans over 400,000 jobs … But a number of rich Republican’s will get even richer on their ownership, stock and other investments in the HMO/PPO and Pharmaceutical Industries. … So why worry???
GLSEN News: No Name-Calling Week →
NewSouth Moves Ahead with Controversial 'Huck... →
Sad to note the passing of the much beloved... →
Could It Be? Spooky Experiments That 'See' The... →
British Actor Pete Postlethwaite Dies At 64 : NPR →
In a Word... Don't!
Let us begin the new year with The 36th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness, which was released on New Year’s Eve.