A lot of good links this week from writing sex and dialogue to eReaders–good or bad? to sexism in reviews.
- Don’t Skip the Sex by Raelyn Barclay: Some links to awesome writing-about-sex info and how learning about writing a sex scene and the need for true characterization has ruined sex-scene reading for this writer.
- Kathryn Stockett’s ‘The Help’ Turned Down 60 Times Before Becoming a Best Seller from More Magazine (via James Scott Bell): The title says it all; but if you’re feeling discouraged, read this story before you ever think of quitting.
- These next two are related:
- Time for book publishers to fight dirty by Aaron Gilbreath (via Kathleen Schmidt and Michelle Wolfson): This bookstore employee advocates that publishers fight dirty to combat the clever commercials eReaders, like the Kindle, are using. (And leaves me wondering why publishers should spend money, that I hear from everywhere they don’t have, to defend something that really has no impact on them.)
- It’s time for publishers to start an ad campaign that attacks bookstores by Nate Hoffelder @ The Digital Reader: A tongue-in-cheek suggestion that publishers campaign against bookstores for carving into their profit margin by selling items other than books.
When available, the author link goes to their Twitter page. If I tell you who linked me to the article, it’s so you can follow those clever people on twitter. Because I love twitter. And you should, too.