> Do literary agents go to Google to check out a prospective client? You bet. The Write Life, a new site bulging with good advice, asked agents. They answered.
> Over at Southern Spines, Allison Law has some questions for Charlotte Pence, author of The Poetics of American Song Lyrics, about song lyrics as literature.
> Memoir writers will want to check out Beth Kephart's new book Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir; she sums up a few of her tips here.
> I love finding essays in different forms, and while the numbered list isn't exactly new, how about 99 of them? All on writer Daniel Nester's blog, and collectively titled (and listed as) 99 Days of Notes. (hat tip Erika Dreifus)
> Lots of folks have been wondering what her next project might be, and now we know. Jennifer Niesslein, a co-founder of Brain, Child magazine (which was sold last year), is launching Full Grown People. And essayists -- she's looking for submissions.
> Looking for a daily writing prompt to get you through the month of August? Try the list here at Middlesage (scroll down).
> Or, find inspiration aplenty with the glorious images from the winning entries of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
> I feel better just looking at this writer's room-of-her-own.
> Finally, Riffle brings you the literary names you probably don't want to give a child.
Have a great weekend!