Over at Weirdsmobile, Sandra explains why women find scrawny loners in novels intriguing, if not downright attractive. I’m a movie-Snape admirer, but I can definitely sympathize with the other point of view.
Elsewhere on the same site, the Fiction Bitch critiques short fiction in public. This is pretty daring for both the author and the critter. The Bitch clearly falls into the “What Not to Wear” school of criticism, but her blunt commentary is more or less what I was thinking as I read. (I had a few more problems with the opening paragraphs.) As a casual observer, I like her style. I don’t think I’d ever want to submit my work, though.
At Daring Fireball, we’re treated to a long screed on independent vs. corporate web publishing. Not much to say about this one, except that if you’re in the business of web publishing, it’s worth your time.
(Today’s links via Zeldman, who else?)