On the side of good, for once.
Pass the word. I'm teaching a class, Make it Fresh
, at the fabulous Lighthouse Writers workshops. You'll learn something about adding oomph
to your narrative, make friends, and wow your brain in a truly awesome writerly space. And you get to drink wine during class.
Friend of Biting-Edge and critique group ex-pat, Jeff Shelby
, is back in print. His book, Liquid Smoke
, is the third installment of his ultra cool Noah Braddock series. I had a chance to read the original manuscript back when and if this book isn't on your TBR pile, then You. Are. Wrong.
Jeanne and I are big fans of two of the best online resources available to writers, Absolute Write Water Cooler
and Writer Beware
. In fact, I have both bookmarked on my browser. Besides giving lots of great advice about writing and getting published, both sites also warn you about scams, such as bogus literary agents and vanity presses. You'd think this was a good thing. But not according to folks lurking behind something called the Write Agenda. Last week, word got out that this Write Agenda was calling on a boycott of and impugning the motives of Absolute Write Water Cooler, Writer Beware, and the fearless champion of the forthright scribe, John Scalzi. So the League of Reluctant Adults saddled up and charged into the fray on behalf of the side of good. (Strange, yes, cuz usually the League is for all things evil and pervy.)
Our battle cry? Basically we dropped trou and shouted, Boycott this, suckers!
Get your Robo-freak on. Next Saturday, October 15, it's the event of the season, a pre-Halloween Bacchanalia we've dubbed Robot Prom.
Robots, robot dancing, robot parade, robot drinking, and maybe even robot love. At the Art Salon, 2219 E 21st, Denver, CO. Tickets available through MegaRobota.com
Labels: Absolute Write Water Cooler, boycott, Writer Beware