I ate a bit too much red meat and drank a bit too much red wine with friends last night while discussing works in progress, travel to Chile, osteology, and the Donner Party, among other things. Definitely not crafting a professional image online. Ah, well. There’s always next week.
You hit this week’s lit links while I hit the ibuprofen. TGIF and enjoy your weekends!
Nephele Tempest encourages writers to consider writing as a job, not a hobby, and offers some tips on Writing in Public: Crafting a Professional Image.
- “As Linda pointed out, while many have brought their passion, commitment, and best intentions to publishing panels and discussions and roundtables, the lack of diversity is a tangled issue, and we often say ‘at least we talked about it!’ without untangling any of the knots.” A Chat About Diversity in Publishing over at The Toast.
- “… in the interview he said something about bringing his (also male) professor bits of beginnings of things, and his professor told him over and over again Not that one, that won’t make a novel—until, presumably, he came up with the idea that became his new book.” The interview rankled The Rejectionist. She encourages writers: Don’t let anyone ever tell you that your story can’t be a book. Amen.
- The Author Website: Do You Need One Before Publishing? Author and Literary Agent Mary C. Moore offers her thoughts on the subject.
- Travellers who stay at this cozy flat in Scotland take turns running the bookshop downstairs. WUT?!