Hey, guys and gals, welcome to May! And, for those so inclined, a belated Happy Bealtaine.
This has been a busy week at the publishers’ and editors’ blogs I check regularly, so I’m going to try to clean up the format a bit to make the links easier to scan. Feedback always welcome; I’m here to help you!
First, however, ♣ we say goodbye to Alice Pope‘s Children’s Writers and Illustrator’s Market blog. But, never fear: Alice will be writing the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators blog at scbwi.org. Best of luck, Alice!
The Author magazine blogging editor:
♣ reads tombstones for a peek into human character,
♣ tracks the value of formal writing education from his son’s critique of The Phantom Tollbooth,
♣ reminds us to write what we love (even if that means zombies), and
♣ connects the dots between the Fonz, famous writers, and solitude.
A the Moby Lives blog:
Megan Halperin ♣ tells us better ways to make use of awful books and
Valeria Merians ♣ updates us on the Salinger Sequel case, while
Dennis Johnson ♣ talks about the most-highlighted passages on Kindle.
Dennis also points us toward ◊ a video of Bill Murray reading Emily Dickinson. Need I say more? Click it.
Finally, ♣ Moon Rat at Editorial Ass promptly blesses us with a “Procrastinatory Villanelle.”