Coffee and Oranges in a Sunny Chair: Sunday Links for Writers

I do like this new habit of using a template for the weekly link round-up! I’ve been adding to this week’s collection link by link, as I found them, so when I woke up this morning—wallah!—all that was left was to tie up loose ends, proofread, and publish.

Sunny OrangeFrom Nina Badzin: Why the Rush to Publish?

Regular readers of this blog know I’m expecting baby #4 in early November. During this pregnancy I’ve been especially bitchy while I work on the newest novel. Whenever I sit down to work I’m badgering myself with messages like: You better get this book out now because you’ll have even less time in 2012. Stop wasting time. Write, write , write! Certainly there’s a place for getting as much out of my writing sessions as possible, but there’s no reason I have to be such a tyrant. [Read More]

Trends in Publishing: 15 People You Should Follow (and why)

From 40K: Twitter pages and blogs for 15 influential writing folks in the following categories: Industry Sages, Disruption, Community of Practice, and Radars.

CuppaIndie Publishing: Marketing (Part I)

This third in a series of five posts from PJ Kaiser looks at what she learned about marketing from the Indie Book Event 2011.

Michael Hyatt on Twitter

I’m back on Twitter after having closed my account several weeks ago. At some point I want to write about why I quit, why I came back, and how I hope to use Twitter in a way that is more rewarding than frustrating this time. Meanwhile, I enjoyed Michael Hyatt’s recent post, How I Unfollowed 108,698 People on Twitter and Reclaimed My Inbox. I struggled with managing only 1000, not 108,000 followers/followees, but it’s good to know that others with greater social media savvy than I also sometimes have to re-evaluate and change direction (or, in my case, start from scratch).

Wooden ChairFrom NPR: 3 Tales Told in the Shadow of Sept. 11

I’ve avoided reading fiction or poetry about 9/11, not out of principle of any kind, but because I simply haven’t wanted to. However, the three titles listed by John Freeman as part of NPR’s Three Books series intrigue me:

Not surprisingly, the best novels about Sept. 11 came from writers whose previous work had touched on the danger of war’s technology, of absolutist rhetoric, and the primacy of family in times of catastrophe.

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