Monthly Archives: May 2009
Irish author John Connolly’s new Charlie Parker novel is poised to be released! Huzzah! Let there be Snoppy Dancing. Details below from Connolly’s newsletter:
I adored the original Star Trek. I mean adored it in all its cheesy glory. I fell in love with Leonard Nimoy’s cynically lifted eyebrows, DeForest Kelly’s wonderful neurotic over-acting, Nichelle Nichols impossibly long false eyelashes and, of course, the Shatman wearing the hardest working corset in show business
Paradox Magazine is the latest of the print mags to bite the dust. It’s a serious pity as this is a beautiful magazine http://www.paradoxmag.com/ 🙁
These photos are just incredible – images of urban archaeology and decay http://kingstonlounge.blogspot.com/.
Quite extraordinary and great food for writerly brains!
… I can generally spell, but numbers are not my friends – I find them sneaky and dishonest and unreliable. I don’t care if the Fibonacci Numbers have a cool name. I am, for all intents and purposes, innumerate.
However, I’ve been pulling the various bits of the novel together – in manner of Frankenstein’s monster – since I drew up the
… an agents and publishers seminar – Lyn Tranter of ALM and Annette Barlow of Allen & Unwin talking about what they do and how their parts of the industry work. T’is most interesting.
Lesson highlights to this point:
learn your market;
learn how all parts of the writing and publishing industry work;
be polite to everyone you ever meet;
be especially polite to everyone
“I love this post by Neil Gaiman about entitlement, especially as concerns readers upset that George R.R. Martin hasn’t finished his latest novel in the bestselling series. It ain’t a science, the rate of burn-out is high, and anyone who thinks that just churning out novels is a good idea–either for readers or writers–is full of crap.”
Read the rest
Jeff has posted some general tips on the uses of PR – another excerpt from the Most Excellent Booklife.
Follow the linkage … http://www.jeffvandermeer.com/2009/05/12/booklife-excerpt-general-tips-on-pr/