Long days. Weddings. Heat rash. Blender drinks. I love summer. And I loves me some summer vacation.
I’ll be on one for the next few weeks, beaching it up. I’m a West Coast girl trapped on the east, and the toughest part about it is that I’m no longer 10 minutes away from an ocean. This holiday is a long time coming.
But fear not for Linktopia. The intrepid Therese will be posting beach Linkies in my absence. Today, I surf the best of the writer’s blogs so you don’t have to.
We bid adieu to one of our favorite bloggers, Jack Slyde. He’s taking a break from blogging to concentrate on being a new daddy and a writer. Can’t blame him. Check back occasionally, Jack . . . . Ray has a must-read post on how good writing isn’t enough these days, you gotta have a fresh story to tell . . . . and along those lines, Melly has a great discussion going regarding plots . . . . Yikes. Miss Snark blogs about the Publishing Contrarian’s e-mail list . . . . . Tor editor Anna Genoese gives us the down and dirty on the P&L of harcovers, trade paperbacks and mass market paperbacks . . . .
Quantum’s very smart-looking new blog (alright, I’m NOT envious) has a post on the difference between an amateur and a professional writer . . . . Metaxu Cafe showcases a compelling post on why Harry Potter must die . . . . Speaking of, bookmakers are already laying odds on who lives and who dies. My .02? Voldemort and Wormtail. You heard it here first . . . . Mickey Spillane gets his own highway (h/t Confessions) . . . . Nienke has found another ingenious time-waster (Writer Unboxed= Rude exit brown; Kathleen Bolton = Not hell-bent oak. This could go on all day).
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