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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Wow, you all really, REALLY want those ARCs of The Mockingbirds, don't you? I'm impressed (plus, there's some great songs you've picked!)

If you haven't entered the contest to win one of the ARCs, you can do so here--you've got until tomorrow, the 5th, at midnight EST to do so!

And I wouldn't be me if I didn't come bearing links...

Pimp My Novel on self-publishing--for someone who works in the publishing industry, I think he gives a pretty balanced view. For writers of adult fiction, this one is a must read. (YA readers--at least mine, anyway--aren't buying many ebooks yet, probably because why would you pay even $100 for a reader (there's not one that cheap--yet) and then buy the books when you can just buy the books?)

And also from Pimp My Novel, a pretty grim view of publishing's future--No more bookstores? Really? Am I the only person who thinks this is just beyond sad and that, as Betsy Lerner once said, maybe we should stop thinking about what device people are going to read on/with and focus on getting them to actually READ?

Maggie Stiefavter has some thoughts on NaNoWriMo (lots of comments on that!) and she also has a follow-up post --make sure to read both!

Donald Maass on lettuce, loving paying taxes (!!)--and putting insight into every scene

Lynn Viehl has some NaNoWriMo advice

So Jane Austen wasn't a perfect writer after all?!

Juliet Marillier on trying something new with your writing--"Don’t forget, there is no such thing as the ‘correct way’ to write a book."