It must be winter...Metservice New Zealand is warning us to wear three layers and a windproof layer. Fog has shut our biggest airport and we are over rain.
So huddle up next to the heater...US readers find a working air conditioner...and let me share what has been happening in the blogosphere this week.
Porter Anderson takes a close look at Hugh McGuire’s TEDX piece on whether ebooks will be around in five years...(It’s ebooks Jim but not as we know it.)
Writer Beware gets annoyed with people who confuse copywrite and rights...and reposts her informative breakdown on how to tell the difference. (Is it a Tribble?)
Kristin Lamb has a must read post on Internet trolls and what to do about them...If you are not sure whether you are one, check out the post... (First check... are you wearing a redshirt?)
The writing bomb has a post on common lies Self Publishers believe. This is a great post to make you think about the lies we all tell ourselves in the publishing game. (Fascinating....lift your eyebrow the Spock way.)
The writers guide to epublishing takes a look at the myths of Traditional Publishing.
If you read both articles you will have an all around understanding of the flux of publishing today...(Rumours of my assimilation are greatly exaggerated...)
Lynda Young has a useful post to help you control the chaos in your life so you can get some writing done. (Make it so!)
In the craft section
A great post on restraining yourself from putting in huge amounts of sensory detail.
Joel has a handy list of tips to check if your MS is ready for publication...this is fine detail stuff folks and good to remind yourself to check before hitting send
Ollin Morales looks at other places and people you can research with.
Larry Brooks gives another perspective in writing scenes for you to try.
Writer Unboxed puts the spotlight on using opposites...to strengthan your writing.
Querytracker has five ways to polish up your manuscript so it shines...start by reading it backwards....
Funny, informative and something to pass on to any writer you know...
Engage Warp Speed People!
(written wearing my new mittens so my cold hands can feel the keyboard...Star Trek quotes coz the kids are on holiday and we need a bit of fun in this cold weather.)