Thursday, May 10, 2007

Random Ramblings...

"Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends."
~Dawn Adams

Congratulations to Fred Charles, the winner of the Writers’ Wednesday drawing for a $5 Amazon gift certificate! Fred, email me at allieb@allieboniface.com and let me know which email address you’d like the GC sent to. And thanks for posting!

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Wanted to share a few good links that readers shared with me earlier this week: Karen Fox's website for its market news and writing tips; Miss Snark (of course!) for her searing yet honest take on the brutal publishing world; Ian's Irvine's site, especially "The Truth About Publishing" section; and Ralan, for its thorough (and free) listing of genre fiction markets.

Also, WOW! Women on Writing has some great info in their e-zine this month, all about self-promotion and marketing for writers. Swing on by if you're interested!

Finally, an update on my Spring Reading Thing progress: I finished my first-ever novel by Jennifer Crusie, Tell Me Lies, and really enjoyed it. Check the SRT link for my full review!

Anyone else reading anything good these days, websites or books or otherwise??

3 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

Terry O'Dell has been going through the Civilian Police Academy course and blogging about it. It's been really interesting to me because of the mystery I'm working on. You have to go back to her March archives to get the beginning stuff, but she covers all kinds of police info and it's fascinating.

Hey... glad you found a Jenny Crusie you liked! Bet you'd like "Welcome To Temptation", too. Or maybe "Faking It".

Diane said...

Thanks for the link to WOW! Women on Writing. I didn't know about it, so appreciate reading all the information they have about marketing.

Ceri said...

Reading? Currently I'm reading this story called Finally Home by someone named Ceri Hebert. Oh, wait a minute... thats me. I'm proof reading actually, the book won't be out until next month.

I don't have time for much recreational reading lately, though I have a Nora Roberts anthology that I've been reading for several months now.

Thanks for the links!