Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Books, Stories, Bloggers and Stuff

From Morguefile
I quite like reading blogs that give news on what's flying about the web on literary matters. So today I'll give you some links I've found, a couple of which are controversial.

The first one's from ever-informative Nathan Bransford who is arguing that agents are normally on the author's side when it comes to dealing with publishers (but then Mr. Bransford comes across to me as a likeable, honest guy, so maybe I'm biased).

Here's another side of the publishing coin: Roz Morris is responding to a traditionally published author's snipe that indie authors have no right to help each other out (or at least that's how I read it).

Then two highly entertaining reads: The Guardian held a competition asking people to write the ending to the Harry Potter series on *****'s death (I won't write whose death, just in case you don't want a spoiler) in the style of different authors (I just loved the Terry Pratchett imitation). 

And finally, the Bulwer-Lytton contest - for the worst novel openings - winners for 2012 have been announced. Oh dear, the Purple Prose winner....