This is a fascinating essay/discussion by Holly Lisle that covers everything from where she gets her ideas, to the rage she feels at society’s dismissal and disdain for the poor and white.
Scott Westerfield has a new book out that I can’t wait to read. It’s called Peeps, and as Scalzi says, it does for vampires what 28 Days Later did for zombies. Go forth, then, and read.
Jeff Ford has a blog. This is very good news.
Some Tried and True Tips for Ensuring Rejection by Dierdre Knight, of the Knight Agency. Some of this stuff even I didn’t know (like the Fed-Ex envelope being mistaken for a check?), and I will confess to making my own mistakes. Like, spelling my editor’s last name wrong…
And, finally, the very real titles of some possibly odd books:
1. Mated With A Clown; 1884
2. Our Lady of the Potatoes; 1995
3. The Joy of the Upright Man; 1619
4. My Invisible Friend Explains the Bible; 1971
5. Follow Your Broken Nose; 1950
6. The Great Pantyhose Crafts Book; 1982
7. Pernicious Pork; or, Astounding Revelations of the Evil Effects of Eating Swine Flesh; 1903
8. Thirty-six Reasons for Believing in Everlasting Punishment; 1887
9. 1587. A Year of No Importance; n.p.
10. Life and Laughter ‘midst the Cannibals; 1926