At the Sharp Angle blog, guest blogger Juliette Wade offers up some useful insight into the use of 1st Person in fiction. Although not a favorite of mine, 1st Person did end up being the approach I took in my first novel, so I found Juliette’s observations interesting… and on-the-mark.
Jesse Kornbluth at Publisher’s Weekly surprised me by repeating three of my opinions about how publishers could face the technological and economic minefields facing them, opinions that I considered outside the pale: publish fewer books, publish better books, stop publishing everything in hardback first. He also advises writers to do what I would do more of … if I actually had more time: spend more time online with one’s own website and social networking sites. (And, thanks to Dystel & Goderich for the surf assist.)