Writerly Round-Up 18 – 24 February 2016
Welcome to this week’s Writerly Round-Up.
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Ep 076: “How To Make A Living With Your Writing Pt. 1”
From Book Marketing Tools
Welcome to the 76th episode of The Author Hangout, a podcast designed to help authors, especially self-published and indie authors, with marketing their books and improving their author platform. Authors struggle with various aspects of marketing and we are here to help!
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A Law and Fiction Article
Character opportunities — booking photos
Montana laws strongly favor public access to information, while also recognizing the personal right to privacy — both are expressly recognized in our 1972 Constitution, replacing the bare-bones model we enacted on statehood in 1889. Curiously, we did not have a recognized public policy on booking photos — aka mug shots — probably because our low population means some important issues simply never reach the courts. Read more on the Law and Fiction Site.
If I Should Die has Murder, Embezzlement, Betrayal and Silence.
Peyton Farley has settled into a new life in southwest Montana. Research and fact checking for a local newspaper is a perfectly safe job, or is it?
One morning, Peyton awakens and finds a strange man in lace up work boots who is bleeding out on her kitchen floor. As Peyton calls 911 from her bedroom, someone is stealing the body. (Coming Soon)
More Writerly Round-Up
February is a great time to talk about children’s books, in the aftermath of Toy Fair, Digital Kids, the MidWinter ALA and its accompanying Newbery, Caldecott and other awards, presented in January. While publishing for the adult market has its rewards and sense of community, children’s publishing has an infectious enthusiasm and sense of mission that is made manifest at ALA. Read the rest online.
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From JA Konrath’s Blog
Fisking Lee Child
I like Lee Child. He’s a generous guy, pleasant, smart, and a decent writer.
But Lee has aligned himself with the pinheads of Authors United, and though his views differ enough to be considered on their own merits rather than instantly dismissable like the majority of AU alarmism, Child’s continued anti-Amazon stance is getting boring.
Read more on JA’s website.
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Till next time, don’t touch anything sharp!