O happy day. Just when you couldn’t feel lower about your work, Therese found a blog to rival Miss Snark’s in terms of busting writers upside the head with reality checks. Evil Editor IS entertainingly evil, and also, gulp, perceptive.
Need to add a little juice to your creativity? Slush Pile links to the helpful and hilarious THIRTEEN WRITING PROMPTS by Dan Wiencek, hosted on Tim McSweeney’s blog. (Got that?) I’m already eyeing “Imagine if your favorite character from 19th-century fiction had been born without thumbs. Then write a short story about them winning the lottery.”
Linky goodness after the jump.
GalleyCat’s take on why NYTBR has selected Toni Morrison’s Beloved as the best American novel in the last 25 years . . . . Victoria, on the demise of another con-artist ripping off novelists . . . . Backspace offers an elegant collection of essays from writers to writers . . . . Ray gives great answers to some good questions . . . in his uniquely deranged and brilliant fashion, Hal blogs about fanfic, and I can’t stop laughing (Harry Potter fans might want to avoid this one) . . . . . Paperback Writer builds castles in the air . . . . Nienke on the efficacy of visulation before writing the scene . . . . yay! Melly’s blogging again . . . . MJ gives publicists the ins and outs of approaching blogs for promo purposes . . . . Jack Slyde is taking a break from blogging, and for the very best reasons . . . . Eric on the painful, painful rewrite process . . . . Random Reader loved the new Charlaine Harris novel in her Sookie Stackhouse series . . . . NEWS FLASH: Publishers are publishing less books. Tomorrow: dog bites man and A-list celebrity dumps their spouse (hat tip Booksquare).