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Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Fridge Clean-Out: December 4 edition

A short list of links this week – hope you find something you like.

► Editorial cartoonist Steve Greenberg on his laid-off, forced-into-freelancing, one year crappy anniversary. Well done.

► Over at Nathan Bransford's blog, the agent is in the tables-turned position of having his own manuscript out on submission to publishers, and offers this advice for writers on responding to feedback from publishing house editors.

► Just discovered this site, with extensive listings of writing conferences and workshops. You can search by state, genre, or other criteria.

► Stephen Elliot on why he writes. No surprise, it's not for the big bucks! While on the Word Pirates blog, look around a while for some interesting posts and great links.

► And finally, did you know that there is already a 40-year-old hand-held, mobile reading device? Watch and grin.

Have a great weekend.

2 comments:

Sarah Crow said...

Re writers conference-related websites, there's also writersconf.org, which AWP runs. It has a slightly different list than the Shaw Guides site.

--Sarah

Elizabeth Searle said...

Thanks for the links list, Lisa!
Just have to chime in that Nathan Bransford's blog really rocks. Never before read a blog that can make me cry-- and laugh at the same time...