Ave Historia: I Hated Your Book - Kate Quinn →
It’s time for my friend Kate’s annual : “I Hated Your Book” Blog. Kate gives us a list of the most memorable gems from readers who have contacted her with negative feedback. She notes that some are rephrased for anonymity, but all are true in essence… Follow the link above… and enjoy!
Things You Might Have Missed: Uncle Shelby's ABZ... →
Quote Of The Week
Dear Irene: A lot of really nice people live back east. It’s beautiful country with lots of neat things to see and do. So I understand why you’d want drop by for a visit. Just don’t be a bitch about it. Carrie Gordon-Watson, Author
Jones Act: Dead at 91 →
By Tony Munoz, Editor-in-Chief of the Maritime Executive Magazine and the MarEx Newsletter The Jones Act died last week from injuries suffered when a run-a-way drilling rig illegally ran a red light. Witnesses said the rig had performed a questionable maneuver known as a ‘bank-shot’ before racing towards the oil-rich sanctuary called the Kitchen Lights. The Jones Act had stepped into a legal...
Editorial Anonymous: How to Respond to... →
What prissy, manual-of-style-snorting psycho with an OED up her butt made all these marks on my manuscript? With the exception of a few typos, those quote-unquote errors are in fact my quote- unquote writing style, dammit. Has the copyeditor ever heard of colloquial speech? If not, I’d be happy to introduce her to some choice examples. Just give me her phone number. *$#@*!, ...
Quote Of The Week
So we tried to go out clubbing on Friday night. But we couldn’t find any baby seals, so I was home and in bed by midnight. Jeannie Mobley-Tanaka (Denver, Colorado)
Happy National Radio Day!
Yes, today is The Day! The one day set aside to celebrate radio. As it happens, I listen to Public Radio every day, but it’s nice to have have an excuse to pay extra attention to it. So, whether you listen to NPR or your local PBS radio affiliate, American Public Radio, the CBC or BBC or Public Radio International station in your home, automobile, or streaming from the internet on...
PublishAmerica’s Shady History « PWxyz →
Yesterday’s news that “publisher” PublishAmerica responded to J.K. Rowling’s cease-and-desist letter with a cease-and-desist letter of their own is just the latest in the company’s not-so-illustrious history. You can view the letter here, which is most notable because their legal representation utilizes triple exclamation points. A brief summary: PublishAmerica promised authors that for $49,...
A Piece Of The Action: Lawyers fight to own eBook... →
The fight over who gets to take on Apple and it’s named co-defendants in the courtroom over eBook pricing has taken several unusual turns. We now have law firms fighting over the right to “be in charge,” and the name-calling has already begun. Can a full-fledged slugging match be far behind, or is it going to be poison pens at ten paces?
Quote Of The Week
“Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing.” ~ Bernard Malamud, Author (1914 – 1986) “Pht!” ~ Christy Lenzi (Author)
Coming Soon To A Bookshelf Near You: The Writers... →
Writers - and in particular fiction writers, have many resources at their disposal. The market is awash with books and software targeting this group with products ranging from thousands of how-to publications, seminars, and conferences to Internet sites and countless personal pages. Yet, the information is so fragmented that those seeking to learn the intricacies of the craft and its industry...
Yah. Nobodies Gonna Like This | Random Thoughts →
I read Tamora Pierce’s blog regularly, but after the entry I read this morning… [I’ll let her words speak for me] … I am so angry I cannot see straight. Don’t tell me I’m getting excited over nothing. This tide of egregious disrespect has been creeping up, and creeping up. Now, as they try to take our reproductive rights away, and we discover that rape...
Writer Beware™ Blogs!: Contest Alert: WriteOnCon →
Yet another reason always to read—and understand—the fine print.
With Tongue-Firmly-In-Cheek →
In the most shocking news of the week, illusionist David Copperfield tells the truth about Harry Potter. Say it ain’t so, Harry, say it ain’t so!
The Underworld Chronicles Continues
The Kindle version of Jennifer Lundgren Nielsen’s debut MG novel, ELLIOT AND THE GOBLIN WAR, is available free for a limited time because the sequel… ELLIOT AND THE PIXIE PLOT, is on its way. … and you’re going to want to be caught up with The Underworld Chronicles.
It's Time Once Again For Another Episode of Spot...
It seems that I have been singled out to be on the Author Boycott List at The Write Agenda . Oh Golly Gee and Shucks. What have I done to deserve such infamy? The Write Agenda is of course a sham, perpetrated by those that WriterBeware Blogs and others, like myself, rail against regularly. My apparent inclusion is was because of my comments earlier this year about Author House and the crooks...