► Need to give a reading? Learning to confidently read your work aloud is essential – some tips from a grab bag of writers, at Beyond the Margins.
► Especially for poets, five "quick and dirty" lit journal submission tips (a few unconventional), from a Gulf Coast journal editor. (Hat tip Erika Dreifus)
►Speaking of poetry, this new book looks interesting -- Poetry in Person: Twenty-five Years of Conversation with America's Poets.
► Writers who want to work on their fiction skills in an online class (somewhat similar to my nonfiction classes), might want to check out Jordan Rosenfield's current crop of offerings.
► I love how this former rock critic turned her literary efforts to something she'd been admiring for a long time – songwriting.
► Marketing your own self-published book? Or promoting your traditionally published book? Good tips and solid how-to advice is found in the newsletter from Author Marketing Experts.
►Mosey over to Flavorwire's "40 Inspiring Quotes About Reading From Writers." Then, head out to (or over to the website of) your local independent bookstore and buy books as gifts!
►Finally, there's been a lot of web chatter lately about undisclosed sponsored (paid-for) tweets, links, blog posts, Facebook updates and the like, which are designed to appear as spontaneous, genuine testimonials. Just to let you know, I don't do that here. Nothing on my blog (or Twitter feed, or any online presence) appears because I was paid to post it, or because I received free products, services or special consideration.
Have a great weekend!