Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Wednesday Web Browser: New Litmag Blog, Book Promotion Opportunity, and Support for the Serial Comma

Hayden's Ferry Review joins the ranks of literary journals with blogs. Here's the link to the HFR blog (and for good measure, here's the link to the new HFR site, too).
Want to be featured in the 2010 edition of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market? Are you a debut author and/or illustrator with a book that will be available by this November? Alice Pope may want to write about you! Details here. (via Guide to Literary Agents blog)
And last, but certainly not least: Roy Peter Clark strikes gold once again, with this article on the serial comma.


Mary Carroll Moore said...

Hurray for the serial comma. As a book editor and writing teacher, at my first job I literally slept with The Chicago Manual of Style under my pillow (really!), and I grew to love the simplicity of serial commas.

But the first step for any book writer is to get their story down on paper. Some newer book writers get so hung up on the editing process, the perfecting of each paragraph, the book never gets drafted.

Having published 12 books myself and worked on hundreds of books by other authors, I've learned that the storytelling must come first.

Editing is oh-so-essential, but after the draft is done.

Erika D. said...

Thanks for the comment, Mary.