Shocking Copyright Grab by School System – Anything a student writes as part of a class is owned, forever, by the school? So if a kid invents the idea of a better FedEx as part of a school project the school owns the idea. Or if he writes the first pages of what becomes later, the next “Harry Potter,” the school owns the idea. (?!) Unbelievable.
Christian Writers Guild Adds Publishing Division – The linked Publishers Weekly article quote me accurately. This is a logical next step in the services the Guild provides. Not sure why so many in the writing community are up in arms over it. If someone wants to pay for all services from editing to printing at least CWG is an honorable company that will do what they say they will do.
10 Tips for Looking Professional Online – If you are new to this industry please read this article by Burcu Akyol. I guarantee that an agent or an editor will look you up online as part of their evaluation of your proposal.
Become a Storyteller – A half hour interview with Eugene Peterson from 2007 that is worth every minute, whether you write fiction or non-fiction. Highly recommended.
150,000 Animal Sounds Now Online – Cornell University’s ornithology department went live with all this incredible audio and video. Click here for what I sound like when I’m negotiating (American Alligator - third one down).