Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to read over the weekend.
I agree that “said is NOT dead,” but I’m likely to cut other writers (and myself) a little more slack for dialogue tags. In other words, I won’t declare that “said” must be the tag of choice 99 percent of the time. 92 percent, maybe. I’m also a fan of tagless dialogue (as when it’s obvious who’s speaking).
Diane Lockward wonders if this writing scam might work on someone. (Let’s hope not!)
The Ploughshares blog rounds up some excellent advice on getting published.
Helpful hints for planning a virtual book tour.
A very good Twitter tutorial (aimed toward journalists, but I think that most of us can benefit).
Have a great weekend, all. See you back here on Monday.