The Wednesday Web Browser for Writers

  • You have until tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. (ET) to win a free copy of Linda Formichelli’s e-book Get Unstuck! For Freelancers: A 6-Week Course to Boost Your Motivation, Organization, and Productivity—So You Can Do More Work in Less Time, Make More Money, and Enjoy the Freelance Lifestyle. All you have to do is come up with a winning “opposite idea” that could work as an article pitch. Check out the details and examples of “opposite ideas” over on The Renegade Writer.
  • A New York Times article titled “Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal,” is making the online rounds.
  • Also in the news: a “regrettable incident” involving the National Book Awards.
  • There are so many worthwhile items within another blogger’s roundup post that I’m just going to send you right over to The Quivering Pen to read them. See especially Leslie Pietrzyk on rejection and Josh Rolnick on “My Life in Stories.”
  • Tania Hershman shares thoughts on short fiction, and what makes flash fiction distinctive, including this nugget: “I do think that flash fiction lends itself to more surreal and experimental writing, that a reader will willingly suspend more disbelief if they see that the story is a page long – and that is a part of flash fiction, being able to see the end as you begin reading, that I believe affects the reading experience.”
  • And finally, I’m grateful to the wonderful for giving new life to my poem “Meteorology.”