However, some days the internet is chock-a-block full of things-I-need-to-know. And, thank the Muses, there are oodles of very nice folks who collect and disseminate information on their blogs, packaging the data bites into handy linkable URLs (I will admit to being smitten with them for making my life easier, or not).
Today was one of those embarrassment-of-riches days with articles on:
Publishing and industry trends: I especially liked the discussion on point #3 about author platform building (prepare to be discouraged)
Jane Alexander looks at Twitter with an eagle eye, asking that burning question: does hawking your wares on Twitter actually sell books?
Writing hints & tips, including this most excellent tutorial on POV: this is a must read/bookmark/copy 'n paste into a Word doc to save for later Ultimate Guide (I kid you not, you need this!)
James Scott Bell gives really good advice on How to Write a Short Story
Jane Friedman tackles KDP Select and the reasons why/why not an author might want to use this 'tool'.
Joe Konrath has another spin on KDP Select and why it's working for him.
And although you might be 'eh' over Amazon's acquisition of Goodreads, you still might like this handy summation of what to expect in the future and how it might impact you as both writer and reader.