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Surfing the best of the writers’ blogs so you don’t have to, while coming off the choco-bunny buzz.

The hilarious rambles of SFF author Hal Duncan currently has us rolling. We’re going to interview Hal soon about his new release VELLUM, which is garnering great reviews. In the meantime, check out his latest [2].

Victoria gives us another head’s up on the latest scam [3] floating around….Jack Slyde [4] blogs about ending the love affair we have with our wips while Melly [5] gives tips on how to get started . . . At Quantam [6], Eric makes the case for “why SF”…. Deborah LeBlanc over at Murder She Writes [7]calls synopses ‘ten pounds of crap in a five pound bag.’ Indeedy. More after the jump.

Miss Snark [8] blogs about agent contracts again . . . .The Bitches [9]viciously mock more deserving e-book covers. Honestly, do these e-pubs want to be taken seriously? . . .Charles Frazier [10]emerges from Cold Mountain Siberia to deliver a partial to Random House (hat tip GalleyCa [11]t) . . . Bookninja [12] has the latest on the Canadian scene . . . Ray [13] trims the flab from an author’s promising hook and makes it even better . . . David [14] at Crime Fiction Dossier reviews the latest releases in crime fic . . . the Risky [15] ladies link to us and we are pathetically grateful for their traffic . . .Paperback Writer’s [16]latest release will be shipped June 6, 2006, or 6/6/06. She’s not superstitious or anything, either . . . oh goody, more DVC [17]news from across the pond . . .Sarah [18] blogs about Mortalis, a new line of trade paperback crime fiction being launched by Random House . . . the Word of the Day [19] today is patina, an evocative noun every good writer should work in somewhere.

I’m feeling a little jittery from lack of sugar. Go forth, my friends, brew that third pot of your favorite java, and write on.

About Kathleen Bolton [20]

Kathleen Bolton is co-founder of Writer Unboxed. She writes under a variety of pseudonyms, including Ani Bolton [21]. She has written two novels as Cassidy Calloway [22]: Confessions of a First Daughter, and Secrets of a First Daughter--both books in a YA series about the misadventures of the U.S. President's teen-aged daughter, published by HarperCollins, and Tamara Blake, for the novel Slumber [23].