Ten Ways to Enjoy Networking With Other Writers (However Shy You Are)
Let's face it, anyone who wants to spend lots of time alone with their thoughts, and who prefers to communicate those thoughts by words on a page (or screen), is going to find social interaction at least occasionally challenging. — aliventures
On Writing Dreams and Nightmares
Dream sequences and nightmares are great tools for writing. You can give readers an inside view of your characters by their dreams or nightmares, and bring added depth.
Big Plans for April's Independent Bookstore Day (April 30)
Last year's inaugural national Independent Bookstore Day, which coincided with Free Comic Book Day on May 2, was a huge success. More than 300 of the 400 participating stores reported average sales increases of 70% and a significant uptick in foot traffic over a typical day, according to IBD program director Samantha Schoech. This spring IBD returns on April 30. The slightly earlier date was prompted by concerns about competing with Mother's Day, which falls on May 8 this year.
— Publishers Weekly
Wait … is that a rule? Ten everyday grammar mistakes you might be making
Before their workshop at the NGV Art Book Fair in Melbourne, writing studio the Good Copy shares some tips
— The Guardian
A novelist scams a scammer
An email scammer hits an unexpected plot twist and gets pricelessly frustrated. Funny, especially if you are trying to sell a novel.
— YouTube / Scamalot Episode #5
Dog Bites Gator
Alligator bites retired police dog, who probably bit back. (Variation on the old "Man Bites Dog" aphorism.
Supreme Court Declines to Review Fair Use Finding in Decade-Long Book Copying Case Against Google
The Supreme Court's decision not to hear the case leaves standing the Second Circuit's unprecedented expansion of the fair use doctrine—holding that Google's copying and providing access to some 4 million copyrighted books for profit-making purposes was a fair use.
— Authors Guild