►Copyblogger recently listed Ten Terrific Creative Writing Blogs.
►On the Los Angeles Times' Jacket Copy blog, 25 authors note New Year's resolutions, some funny, some quite serious, many about finding more time to write and to read.
►Three new blogs I recently discovered that you might like: Three Guys One Book, The Memoir Project (Marion Roach Smith) and Literary Writers Network.
► Every independent bookstore needs to take this message to its "shoppers" (notice I didn't write "customers".
►And while on that subject, though I couldn't find a video of a performance, some equally good lyrics, to the John McCutcheon song, Closing the Bookstore Down.
►Duotrope, a highly usefil site that lists literary journals and offers multiple excellent submission stats, tools and tracking systems, is planning to branch out into nonfiction.
►Creative writing teachers (and students too) what do you think? Is the idea of teaching one writing skill at a time at odds with the workshop approach and does it matter?
►At Terrible Minds, Charles Wendig wrote my favorite kind of writing advice post: the no B.S., no spin, not nicey-nice kind: 25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing. Head over, and brace yourself.
►Finally, I'll be sending out daily Writing Prompts again beginning Friday, January 20, for six weeks.
Have a great weekend!