- Mooderino delivers up a post on how to find the Goldilocks zone in writing, not too vague not too obvious, in Writing Without Too Much On The Nose
- Chuck Wendig offers up a counter post to his popular one of what not to do: 25 Things Writers Should Starting Doing (ASAFP)
- Author Janice Hardy gives tips on how to handle blah scenes: It’s Alive! Poking Dead Scenes With A Stick, Part Two
- Janice also gives some good advice on a guest post about adverbs: Adverbs: They’re Really Not All Bad. I had an earlier post on adverbs that dovetails nicely with this.
- Nagged with doubt, or have ways to overcome it? Jane Friedman has a participatory post of 100 Tips to Alleviate Self-Doubt (the post giving 3, and you helping fill out to 100)
- Romance University now has a weekly feature wherein you can submit your first 2 pages to be critiqued by an editor: Ask An Editor Theresa Stevens Tackles Line Editing
- Kat Latham posted an interesting video: Video: Why men and women can’t be friends
- Historical Romance writer Merry Farmer wants to know What’s the Appeal of Paranormal Romance?
- Smart Bitches, Trashy Books posted this great music video featuring a heroine fanning herself with romance novels, a little homage to covers about half way through and a twist ending. Cute!
- The World Series moment that told an insider Firefly was dead
- Nerd Lacquer has some Firefly/Serenity-inspired nail polish like Gorramit, Shiny and I Aim to Misbehave
- This week only, you can buy this t-shirt:
- Got a nice shout out from HuffPo this past week: SOPA Blackout: Why Wikipedia Needs Women
- My fave Austen book is Persuasion, and the love letter at the end?
so, if you’re like me, you might like this You Pierce My Soul necklace
- For you wealthy Janeites, there’s this awesome Emma book clutch
- Looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day cards for that geek in your life? How about You Are the CSS to my HTML, I Select You. Naturally!, some Star Wars‘ ones, Star Trek, Tetris and more, for the chemistry geek, or these from Who Ate My Crayons
- And I’ll leave you with this: