Oddly, two vampire themed posts back to back. Bob Mayer discusses why he doesn’t get what’s so frightening about Zombies or Vampires, while Emmie Mears discusses how to save the Vampire as an archetype.

Passive Voice comments on a rally cry to save Barnes and Noble.

Fiction publishing is apparently not the only publishing industry with a war going on between the ‘gatekeepers’ and the content producers.

The always wonderful Kristen Lamb discussing the nature of FREE! and why all writers deserve to be paid for their efforts. Also caught her out at Writers in the Storm dishes the dirt on the first 20 pages of your manuscript.