Ha! I suppose I should have seen this coming, but somehow I didn’t. Dark Markets links to a new market that’s looking for short horror stories. Like, really, really short. Like, 140 characters — short enough to fit into a…

I’ve certainly been reading a lot about writing and publishing lately — look for links to share with all of you out there, natch — and I’ve certainly noticed that a lot of it, as Richard Dansky points out, is…

This wonderfully-named blog is a pretty interesting read: “My name is Eric, and I work in the sales department of a publishing house. There are a lot of blogs out there that cover the agenting and editorial aspects of book…

This whole post made me giggle: “You will not transform overnight into a sophisticated and socially-savvy Author. You will not be prettier. You will not become more popular (see #3). You will not be richer. You will not be recognized…

Read an E-book Week!

I had no idea there was an official week for e-books, but there is, and we’re in it!  (I also didn’t realize that e-books have been around for forty years!) To mark the occasion, Smashwords is having a sitewide promotion —…

So someone asked John Scalzi: “Whenever I hear about a ‘new’ novelist, they turn out to be in their 30s. Why is that? It seems like you hear about new musicians and actors and other creative people in when they…

Oh, hey, Seattlites: on Sunday, March 15th, SIFF is doing a marathon of The Kingdom, a blackly-funny and downright creepy horror miniseries: Groundbreaking eight episode Danish mini-series set in the neurosurgical ward of Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet, the city and country’s main…

This may not be about writing specifically, but trust me when I say that every writer I know needs to bear this in mind: Shouldn’t you announce your goals, so friends can support you? Isn’t it good networking to tell…

Oh dear sweet Lord, look at this thing: There was a wild period — roughly 520 million years ago — when life, for no obvious reason, burst into a crazy display of weird new fantastic forms — producing creatures in…

No, no, I’m not advocating that you go out and try this — I’ve found that the police tend to frown on “but I was just doing research” as an excuse for this kind of thing — but if you…