It's Friday! I hope everyone's staying cool and safe in this
ridiculous heat. It hit 100 here yesterday. I can't even remember the
last time that happened. The season finale of Legend of Korra was on
Saturday, but I didn't get to watch it until Tuesday. BEST. SEASON
FINALE. EVER. Seriously.
Song of the Week: Livin La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin. I completely forgot how much I LOVE this song.
Pub Rants: Action vs active openings to grab attention
YAHighway: Live from ALA
Adventures in Agentland:
Novels in Nowhere Land
Blood Red Pencil:
Another perspective on audio books
Author visits by Skype
DRM - Digital Rights Management
Kill them all: Does killing off characters make readers care less?
Eleven authors who hated the movie versions of their books
Myth & Mystery:
Covers from around the world
Breaking the rule: Show don't tell
Mechanics vs spark
A quick look at tag lines
Sell it to me!
6 factors considered when choosing a publisher
Tangled Up in Words:
Promises made must be kept
More money-wasting "opportunities" for writers
How to tackle critique notes
The first sale: expectations vs reality
Video of the Week:
This week's video is a mash-up of House, Sherlock BBC, and Fortysomething set to Cat's in the Cradle. It's seriously brilliant.
Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday!