Strictly speaking, this is old news. But I was reminded of it by P.D. James’ death this week. And it offers a solution to the publishing problem Val McDermid described (in yesterday’s post), so I went looking for it.
BookTrib » Whodunit? These Brash publishers solve the mystery of the great crime thriller
Val McDermid, who wrote a tribute to her late “hero” P.D. James this week, also lamented the state of publishing in an interview earlier this year. There is a note of optimism at the end, but it requires more work of writers than polishing the last draft
Val McDermid: I would be a failed novelist if I started out today – Telegraph
With the death of P.D. James comes the passing of an era of crime writing. Her investigator Adam Dalgliesh was a fully fleshed human being, unlike some other fictional detectives. This is a tribute to a master artist.
Appreciation: How P.D. James changed my reading habits – and my writing – The Globe and Mail
Today, I’m thankful for this kick-in-the-pants advice.
Why It’s Important To Finish Your Shit | terribleminds: chuck wendig
Here comes a new way for writers to reach some readers.
Curtis Brown launches online book group | The Bookseller