The Working Man: The Modern Sherlock Holmes and His Fashions.
Kim Newman on Why are so Many Vampire Stories so Weak?
What’s going on at this year’s BEA!
A chance to ask a literary agent anything you want!
Writing Tips and Tricks:
DIY MFA explains between Villains and Antagonists.
How to Write Shop address Race in YA Fiction. (although it’s hard to argue this when you’ve got Fox News bemoaning the fact that women are allowed to vote.)
Agent Mary Kole explains what makes a lasting Novel for her.
Nathan Bransford wonders if it’s ethical to watch football.
Agent Kristin Nelson explains Plot Catalysts.
Query Shark has the motherlode of all query letters.
Querytracker: Making the character connection.
Five Famous Literary Flops from Writer’s Relief. Also: how to determine if you’re a good candidate for self-publishing your book.
Agent Jennifer Laughran on writing sequels and series before signing on with an agent.
Similarly, Writer’s Digest has 7 Ways to Write a Stand-alone Book (with Series Potential).
YA Highway explains Making your Characters as Emotional as Adele.
Contests and Blogfests!
Want a challenge? How about joining StoryADay, where writers write one story everyday for a month?
International Creative Writing May is here!
Images of the Week
Apparently, the sixth book of the Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire
The spreadsheets and costs of a semi-pro online magazine
A message from the Avengers:
And finally, just because: