Friday Links

Happy Friday! I hope this week has been treating you well, and that you have some terrific plans for your weekend. In the meantime, I’ve got a handful of fun and interesting links to share. If you have a few moments free, or are looking to while away the hours until your weekend officially starts, you should check them out. Enjoy, and happy writing!

Dismantling the Echo Chamber: On Africa SF – An interesting look at SF from a non-Anglo perspective.

The Listicle as Literary Form – How the internet has contributed to the traditional literary formats.

4 Copy Editors Killed in Ongoing AP Style, Chicago Manual Gang Violence – So funny.

I’m a Big Failure and I’m Proud – One author shares her publishing journey, proving that persistence is truly the name of the game.

YA Stuff to Avoid from Now On – Writer Adam Selzer on some of the things he plans to leave out of his future young adult projects. All the more amusing when you realize how overdone a few of these things really are.

Happy Book Day!

A very big congratulations to Helen Keeble, whose humorous YA novel NO ANGEL hits shelves today! This highly entertaining novel will keep you laughing, even as you inch toward the edge of your seats, awaiting the next twist or turn. Be sure to check it out!

No Angel cover artRafael Angelos just got handed the greatest gift any teenage boy could ever dream of. Upon arriving at his new boarding school for his senior year, he discovered that he is the only male student there. But Raffi’s about to learn that St. Mary’s is actually a hub for demons—and that he was summoned to the school by someone expecting him to save the day. Raffi knows he’s no angel—but it’s pretty hard to deny that there’s some higher plan at work when he wakes up one morning to discover he’s sprouted wings and a glowing circle around his head. . . .