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Hello! How are you doing on this lovely Friday?
Did I mention the discussion Forums are freshly redesigned and awaiting your visit? Well, just in case you need further enticement, please know that I am always looking for fresh content on this blog, and I love to “promote” great Forum posts to the main blog — with full credit and attribution and all that.
Now then. I saw some good books and publishing links around the Internet, and here they are:
Forget the smell of paper, I have long awaited the time when we could simply upload books to our brains. So naturally I couldn’t click fast enough on this link: What If We Could Upload Books to Our Brains? It me!!! But instead of hearing about how this glorious future is imminent… the author of the article is really skeptical and argues against the whole enterprise. Le sigh.
What do editors do? A LOT.
Writing a memoir? I’m not! But I did really enjoy this very good post over at The Creative Penn on writing memoirs. Good stuff.
Are you a writer on the organized side? You may enjoy these really awesome spreadsheets reader Annie Neugebauer has created to help with all sorts of stages of the publishing process.
Ever wonder what it’s like to work with an agent? Author Bethany Neal has 8 unexpected things she learned along the way.
And, of course, a taxonomy of Amazon reviewers.
This week in the Forums…
I like Jim Hawkins too, to the point of naming my WIP’s protagonist Jimmy in his honor. But I must point out two things he and all the other nominees for greatest fictional hero lack. None of them are cats, and none of them have magical bags of tricks. Felix alone passes both tests. I rest my case!