A note about links. I love reading other people’s links because we all follow different blogs and others post great links that I may have missed. That said, I find it really difficult to keep up with everyone’s blogs and to post all the best links here every Friday. I don’t like to post only links to the usual suspects (Nathan Bransford, Kristen Nelson, et al), but with two little kids I don’t have time to keep up with the 100 (yes 100) writing and publishing blogs I subscribe to through Bloglines. So each week I will give you a smattering of my favorite posts, some of them more than a week old because it took me that long to read them, because that’s the best I can do. Enjoy!
First, a fabulous and comprehensive article in the New Yorker about the future of publishing.
And here, two interesting posts about how to build a fan base. Note these are dueling posts. The first one discusses the 1000 True Fans theory and the second explains why it doesn’t work. I agree that, particularly for writers, the theory doesn’t apply, but the posts got me thinking about the concept of the “true fan” versus the casual fan.
Elizabeth at Fog City Writer has a beautiful piece about a Korean fish market.
In case you missed it, a couple of weeks ago Samuel Park had a great post on the difference between being a writer and being someone who writes.
From J.P. at Sky Meets Ground, a great post on learning to say no.
And that’s it from me this week. Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you on Monday for Memoir Monday.