This week, I’m busier than Shane McGowan’s dental team—but here are some spiffy links.
At Writer Beware!, Victoria Strauss compiles recent links about the business of writing.
Much discussion ensues when John Scalzi upbraids the three biggest science fiction magazines for not accepting electronic submissions.
Strange Horizons tells aspiring writers the “stories we’ve seen too often.” So does Clarkesworld: “stories about young kids playing in some field and discovering ANYTHING. (a body, an alien craft, Excalibur, ANYTHING).”
At Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Bruce Sterling and Lewis Shiner offer a “turkey city lexicon” of writing errors and hackneyed plots. Heck, the SFWA’s entire roster of writing-advice articles is superb.
Steven Hart serves up a link-rich post about editing, book promotion, and publishing contracts.
Jake Seliger wants to know: What’s the deal with white covers on nonfiction books?
Jason Fisher explains “the Lewis/Tolkien collaboration that might have been (but never was).”
Per Omnia Saecula bravely continues its “bad medieval movie” series.