I missed my beloved NECON this weekend because I've been a tad under the weather here, but I'm overdue for a visit with you and since I miss you I thought I'd just drop by with a few fine links for your perusing pleasure. I hope you find them helpful or at least a bit entertaining.
For Writers and Other Masochists:
Book Proposals: A Recommended Read - by Douglas Clegg
Promotion, PROmotion, PROMOTION - by John B. Rosenman
More on Getting Your Books into Libraries - by Lucy Snyder
Mr. Manners: 10 Rules of Etiquette for Writers Conferences - by Douglas Clegg
Characters - The Heart of Any Story - by Joe Nassise
For Readers and Other Magnificent Creatures:
Apex Digest (now FREE and Online...and paying pro-rates to writers!) - Issue One
Clarkesworld Magazine - (FREE and Online - pays double pro-rate!) - Issue 22
Chizine - (FREE and Online - pays pro-plus rates to writers!) - Latest Issue
For the wondrous folks who aren't sick of hearing about the MB collection:
Shanna Wynne - On Mama's Boy and Other Dark Tales
Kent Allard from Dead in the South - On the MB Collection
That should keep you busy for a couple of minutes. And be sure to go back again later to visit the folks listed above. There's always something funny, fascinating and fabulous within the pages of their blogs and websites.