Monday, November 08, 2010

Smart Things

Various bits from around the web. It's amazing what needing to read a county budget is doing for my productivity on small tasks that I've been ignoring for up to several weeks.

Jim Hines on sexual harassment at conventions, particularly by publishing professionals. First he did a bit of background and a problem description. Next he did something about it and created a resource on reporting that harassment. Thank you, Jim.

Lilith Saintcrow on giving yourself permission to write garbage. Nothing like it for getting over perfectionist paralysis.

Victoria Strauss at Writer Beware on reality checks and publishing scams. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Kristin Nelson's top 10 reasons for turning down SF&F query letters. If you're looking for an agent, read this.

Scrivener's Error on the Martha Grimes/Agent lawsuit. Meaty analysis of an important precedent setting lawsuit in the land of author/agent relations. Important reading for the working professional.

Alma Alexander at SFNovelists on Impostor Syndrome. I've never experienced this, but it's an absolutely endemic malady of the writer breed.

1 comment:

Kathy Sullivan said...

Broad Universe has had a link to the Con Anti-Harassment Project
after one incident a few years ago.