Community Word #1: Attack of the Zombie-Ant Fungi
With all the interesting things being posted in and round the community, I'd be crazy not to share them with all of you, dear readers. I'm certainly going to try and make this a weekly thing. It's not bad to stretch a little blogging muscle, and it's my way of skirting the fact that I'm procrastinating, but not really. This post is brought to you by: Zombie-Ant Fungi. Can you believe it? I'm not kidding.
If you're in need of creepy writing tips, writer Chris Priestley's guest post over at Wondrous Reads will do the trick. But if you want to get into the pet peeves of a professional reader (i.e. the agency screener, the editorial assistant, and the contest judge) you'll have to head on over to Anne's blog. If you want to know what you can learn from your editor in the first 60 days of your relationship, then you have to read Jean Murray's guest post over at Dark Angel Fiction Writing. As for the Demon of the Cavern of the Black Mountain, he quotes "The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered..." And The League of Extraordinary Writers are asking the question: What could really happen? It's the end of the world as we know it. But before that, Casey at Literary Rambles is sharing a tip that allows you to quickly find the word count of almost any children's book.
Precious at Fragments of Life has a set of three Waiting on Wednesday books that you might want to add to your already long TBR list. I know, I can't help myself. And my beloved Shah over at WordsinSync is shining the light on author Erin O'Riordan for her Feature Thursday. And the ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: ACROSS THE BLOGOSPHERE CHALLENGE! is happening here, here, and here. Savy over at Books with Bite wants Fins are Forever to be released already. I honestly would, too! While Belle is challenging herself to read a hundred books in 2011.
As for publishing industry news, the world of eBooks is quickly mutating into something almost worth worrying over, or maybe not, as explained by the illuminating Eric of Pimp My Novel. And the awesome-I-bow-down-before-you Nathan Bransford asks the question: How Much Do You Share About Your Idea Before You Write It? I got a tad bit paranoid, but after some deep breathing exercises, I got what he meant.
The reviews you should be reading include: Wither by Lauren DeStefano, XVI by Julia Karr, Hex - A Witch and Angel Tale by Ramona Wray, The Vespertine, Raising Demons by Rachel Hawkins, Wildthorn by Jane Eagland, and for all you werewolf lovers, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer.
And to wrap things up with a pretty little bow, Momo is celebrating her 17th Birthday Bash!
Now, whether you're curious about the Zombie-Ant Fungi or learning how to apply eyeliner, you can never go wrong with reading the latest dish from other bloggers hanging around the community watering hole. Crocodiles not invited.