Some weeks I scramble to find enough links to make this roundup worth your while. But like last week, here again I’ve got plenty to share:
- For the Love of God, People, The Slush Pile Isn’t Dead at The Rumpus. A rebuke to a well-read Wall Street Journal article.
- In the New York Times, one author tells of trying to sell books in The D.I.Y. Book Tour.
- Also on book publicity, Lisa Romeo Writes posts a fabulous interview with a memoirist about what first-time authors can expect. Lots of practical advice here.
- Ever think about going back to school for an MFA? Pimp My Novel weighs in on whether it’s worth it.
- Guide to Literary Agents has a cool contest for writers of memoir and narrative nonfiction.
- Literary agent Janet Reid breaks down What You Need Before You Query for fiction, nonfiction and memoir. Awesome and simple checklist.
- The creators of the FakeAPStyle Twitter feed got a book deal! News from Editor & Publisher. (And if you don’t follow them on Twitter, you should.)
- Some thoughts on pacing from author Mary Carroll Moore.
- Mira’s List suggests a Web site called Kickstarter to raise money for creative pursuits. She also answers the question, How do I fund my artist residency?
- Is something holding you back from what you want to do with your life? Try these 10 Ways to Overcome Resistance from adventurer Alastair Humphreys.
Hope we both get some writing done this weekend.