As you might have noticed, I have added some sidebar graphics for the short stories Tyson’s Corner, The Chameleon Missive, and The Dun Cat of Mill Bridge, as well as a new graphic to add mood to the master page for all of the Observer Tales.
I will probably work something up for Reading Cats, too.
And, before we get to the main links, two contest announcements:
♦ First up, in honor of the release of Rock Paper Tiger, Nathan Bransford announces a contest to (in his words) “write the most compelling chase and/or action and/or suspenseful sequence. It may be something you have written for the purpose of the contest or from a work in progress.” The prizes? Hey, I didn’t put that link up there for nothing! Go, go!
♦ Rachelle Gardner also announces a combination contest and exercise, to write a one-sentence summary of your book.
Now, on to the (other) links!
♦ Author/agent Lucienne Diver confesses to suffering from Writer’s Syndrome: constantly creating conversations and scenarios in one’s head. (I also “suffer” from this.)
From BookEnds LLC:
♦ Intern Lauren lets you in on how she first reads your manuscript,
♦ while agent Jessica tells you when it’s time for a new agent, and breaks down the 61 emails in her query inbox.
From Dystel & Goderich:
♦ Jim asks whether knock-offs of popular titles (like The Da Vinci Code or Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) are just a “gimmick that gets old after the first time,”
♦ Jessica discusses the business passion of book publishing,
♦ Jane ponders just how relevant Book Expo America is, and
♦ Chasya engages D&G readers on the subject of works that retell previous stories.