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Quick Updates for 2009-12-08

@rosefox @nnedi The short name is a handy thing. in reply to rosefox # RT @victoriastrauss: The Atlantic will sell short fiction on the Kindle http://tinyurl.com/yal468g # RT @Pyr_Books: Huge Acquisitions Round Up: News about 14 novels acquired for Pyr: http://bit.ly/7Km3HI # RT @victoriastrauss: Lessons for 2day? How publishing survived the Great Depression http://tinyurl.com/yz9xsfr (via […]

MWA delists Harlequin and all its imprints

The Board of Mystery Writers of America voted unanimously on Wednesday to remove Harlequin and all of its imprints from their list of Approved Publishers, effective immediately. Harlequin remains in violation of their rules regarding the relationship between a traditional publisher and its various for-pay services.

Transracial Writing for the Sincere

If you want to go beyond the level of just assigning different skin tones and heritages to random characters, you’re going to have to do some research. Because yes, all people are the same, but they’re also quite different. For now, we’ll set aside the argument that race is an artificial construct, and concentrate on how someone outside a minority group can gain enough knowledge of the group’s common traits to realistically represent one of its members.