Literati on the Beach

Who gives a F#@% about an Oxford comma? (Vampire Weekend tribute to J'ru's grammar final)

Missing RWA National Conference? It's Twitter to the Rescue!

Had enough Angry Birds? (Penguin just came out with a cool classics app)

Buy This Book: Adam Mitzner's "A Conflict of Interest"

"Cemetery Road" author Gar Anthony Haywood joins Murderati blog crew

Because it is Saturday and because it is my heart: Laura Roppe "George Clooney"

J.K. Rowling's Newest Venture

Smashwords founder says PLR is "one of the worst threats to ebooks today."

Buy This Book: "The Secret Sisters" (aka "The Dirty Dirty Dildo Sex Book") is now on Kindle

Fighting the Wrong Fight?

Buy This Book: The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz

Buy This Book: Jojo Moyes' beautiful heartbreaker "The Last Letter From Your Lover"

Seen on the scene: Promise Me fragrance ties in with Nancy Brinker's bestselling memoir about sisterhood in action

Werner Herzog reads "Go the F#ck To Sleep"

Buy This Book: Liane Moriarty delivers on an intriguing premise in "What Alice Forgot"

A letter any writer would love to receive

Salman Rushdie writing a series for Showtime

Great Tony Award moment: Andrew Rannels sings "I Believe" from The Book of Mormon

Dreaming It Up

Let’s talk about sex: The Mistress Contract, great conversation starter and dangerous projectile

Buy This Book: Alice Bliss is a lovely summer read

Enter laughing: "Weiner like me" is the most hilarious and painfully true op ed in NYT history

Cutting to the Chase: Writing the Category Novel

Plotters, Pantsers, and Underpantsers: Taking Mythic Structures into the prison


Handling Warp Speed

Buy This Book: Jane Bradley's dark and compelling heartbreaker "You Believers"

Active Birds and Quiet Domesticity: Yvonne Murphy reads from Aviaries

50 nifty state stereotypes in 2 minutes! Hilarious trailer for "States of Confusion" by Paul Jury

Using Radio Interviews to Promote Your Book

Buy This Book: Your Voice in My Head, A Memoir by Emma Forrest

Your Brain Stores Words. But, Like, Seriously...

"But Am I A Real Writer?" The Number One Most Self-Defeating Question a Writer Can Ask