Monthly Web Round-Up
18, Dec 2010 by J L Wilson">J L Wilson in Resources and Links
publishing resources, writing resources
It feels like slim pickings this month, partly because of holidays and partly because my attention hasn’t been as focused this month since a death in my family. Nonetheless, here’s what I’ve found that caught my interest since last I posted:
* Here’s an explanation of returns (and how they affect you, the author).
* James Frey, in the news again. I have 2 degrees in English and (amazingly enough) was able to parley them into an excellent full-time tech writing career. I feel sorry for those who are stuck with the degree and nothing to show for it.
* Here’s an article that posits two literary worlds: MFA and NYC. I would add a third world: the real world (like, people who shop at WalMart or Target and don’t care about either MFA or NYC or reviews and critics). But that’s just me.
* Starting the “end of the year, best of the year” blogs.
* I ran across this: best last lines in novels. I saw some old favorite novels on this list.
* Thoughts on what should go into a successful book series.
* In the “Craft Tools” department: Has anyone ever used a tool like this? I wonder if it’s worth the price of yearly membership.
* Google now has an ebook store. Here’s a brief review…
* No surprise, is it? Romance novels take the e-book world by storm!
* Another view of where romance lands when compared by categories (look at previous posts for the other genres to compare, if you care).
* This gave me pause. I thought an excerpt was an excerpt. I never thought about how much, or in what format.