Writers Plot's Blog – October 2007 Archive (24)

Reading Alaska

posted by jet-lagged Jeanne, home about six hours

Our three-week trip to Alaska, culminating in the wonderful Bouchercon event in Anchorage, has come to an end. A lot of feelings and thoughts are burbling in my mind and I'm not ready to write my final words on the Last Frontier.

Last week's hand-wringing post lamented my inability to capture the grandure, the characters, and the experience that is Alaska. In lieu of my deathless prose, I offer a selection of other…


Added by Writers Plot on October 4, 2007 at 10:29pm — No Comments

A Rubber Hose Up Your Nose

posted by Doranna Durgin

Actually, in this case, a rubber hose might be more preferable. And I'm not talking about the recent photo of the record-breaking guy who threads a snake up his nose and down out his mouth. Oddly...even that would be more preferable.

I'm talking about the brain-eating amoeba.

Recently, a teen went swimming in Lake Havasu--not far from here, as distance is measured in…


Added by Writers Plot on October 3, 2007 at 10:37pm — No Comments

I'm a "Traditional" kind of gal....

Posted by Lorraine (L.L.) Bartlett

Saturday I was part of a group-signing at a (sort of) local library. Of the 13+ authors in attendance, I was the only traditionally published author.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the term, "traditionally published" means that a publisher bought my work. They paid me. I didn't pay them. And not only that, I received an advance against royalties. My work was something the publisher felt could generate income for them AND…


Added by Writers Plot on October 2, 2007 at 11:09pm — No Comments

The Magna Carta Is For Sale!

Posted by Sheila Connolly

Magna_carta_jpeg_2 So I was informed by my AOL Welcome screen a few days ago. Ross Perot (or more precisely his Foundation) owns a copy (a fact I find a little bizarre) and wants to sell it (slightly less bizarre), and…


Added by Writers Plot on October 2, 2007 at 12:01am — No Comments

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