Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday afternoon link round-up.

Sans commentary today. I am so behind in my linking that it's a wonder anyone even reads this blog anymore. BAD LA GRINGA! No cookie for me.
Book Fetish reviews The Bleeding Dusk by Colleen Gleason.

Bookgasm reviews the Nightshade anthology Eclipse One, edited by Jonathan Strahan.

Eve's Alexandria reviews God is Dead by Ron Currie, Jr.

Monsters & Critics reviews Dead to Me by Anton Strout.

Mostly Fiction reviews The New Moon's Arms by Nalo Hopkinson.

At Omnivoracious, Jeff VanderMeer talks about the just-announced Nebula Awards shortlist.

Writer Unboxed, which is one of my new favorite writing blogs, has a part one of an interview with Ann Aguirre, author of Grimspace.

Agent Jessica Faust has a thoughtful post about why agents only represent books they believe in. Read through the comment thread as well.

Agent Jennifer Jackson has great post on advances.

Agent Lauren Abramo discusses marketing your sub-rights.

Agent Nathan Bransford pokes gentle fun at the overuse of similes. He also discusses the protocol for approaching an agent at a writing conference.

Agent Rachel Vater discusses the importance of an author's online presence.

Redlines & Deadlines, another great blog that writers should be reading religiously, has great discussions on worldbuilding and query letter critiques.

Just discovered a new community blog - Through the Tollbooth - that focuses on writing for kids and teens. There are a couple of good discussion going on there now about what makes boys want to read a book.

And at Fangs, Fur & Fey, a group blog for urban fantasy writers that is chock full of useful information, Yasmine Galenorn has three must-read posts about the book biz: sales and promotion, advancees and royalties, and seeing your story go from manuscript from bound book.

And somebody from Del Rey Manga must have been reading this blog yesterday, because now there is a prominent link to their very awesome blog on the homepage navigation bar. Yay!


Josh said...

Oh, we're still here. We're just too busy reading all the links and letting the agently wisdom seep in through computer screen osmosis to comment as much as we would like.

Therese Walsh said...

Thanks for the link, Colleen. I hope folks come back to Writer Unboxed Wednesday and Friday for Ann Aguirre's guest post and part 2 of her interview. Grimspace is going to blow the lid off sci-fi/romance, imo.