Song playing right now on my playlist: “Pride (In The Name Of Love),” by U2
NEWS: This week MUST LOVE BREECHES won 1st place in FF&P’s On the Far Side contest in the time travel/steampunk/historical category and a full request from the judging editor. It also finaled today in the Windy City Four Seasons Contest, paranormal category
Writing and the Writing Life:
- @SaraMegibow tweeted this week: “I had an editor call to request literary science fiction like China Mieville. *dives in to slush pile*”
- Agent @sarahlapolla tweeted this week: Painfully unoriginal titles I see too often: CHOSEN, AWAKENED, RECKONING. “Vague & boring” not best 1st impression”
- Editor @realjeffseymour tweeted: “In rom or rom subplot I want 2 know what’s UNIQUE abt the attraction btwn 2 ppl. Good looks alone don’t cut it”
- On Tuesday, October 23, Crimson Romance editor Jennifer Lawler will be taking 1-5 line pitches on Wordwranglers
- Chuck Sambuchino has a great example of what a pitch should NOT look like. See if you can pinpoint what’s wrong with it before you read what he says. I nailed what’s wrong. Can you?
- Chuck Wendig posted 25 Things Writers Should Know About Conferences And Conventions
- Writers Are Strong, Not Neurotic
- Janice Hardy has great advice when planning your next novel: What a Concept! Plotting Your Novel Conceptually
- Lucky college kids! One college has a WHOLE class devoted to Firefly! Check out the flyer!
- Nathan Fillion Gets Fans’ Hopes Up With Talk Of Firefly: The Animated Series At New York Comic-Con
- Joss Whedon made #14 on vulture’s list of the most devoted fan base
- First look at the Reunion special coming up next month on the Science channel
- What Ciri says Star Wars is about.
- Jar Jar Binks attains sainthood in deranged Star Wars religious art
- Check out these pumpkins!
- And I’ll leave you with this: Did y’all watch the Felix Baumgartner jump? I was brainstorming at Starbucks, so I followed it on Twitter and saw clips on my phone. Very cool. Anyway, here’s the jump recreated with LEGOS! (h/t Stubby the Rocket)