Doing a tiny ‘mini-announcement’ today, but I’ll be participating in the next Round of Words in 80 Days. Writers out there who aren’t involved, please check it out, starts July 4th!

By now, I’m sure everyone has heard about J.K. Rowling’s move to self publish the e-books for Harry Potter. This is pretty cool news from an observation standpoint, but of course comes littered with controversy. The Passive Voice has been kind enough to round up a bunch of the news into one place.

In the continuing drama of the publishing industry’s ‘David and Goliath,’ a book store has openly announced they will not host author appearances from authors who have been published by one of Amazon’s imprints.

With information on both of the above pieces of information, J.A. Konrath puts for more on his opinion of traditional publishing’s ‘death spiral.’

Jami Gold wrote a piece on What Makes a Character Unlikable. This was pretty useful for me, considering my current WIP has a character motivated by pretty selfish reasoning.

This isn’t new, but it’s remarkably cool: A self-aware robot that can react to personal injury.

A friend of mine linked me to this 1736 Canting Dictionary. Very cool, spectacularly nerdy.

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