January 20, 2011
by Randy Haselow
Fifth Tuesday Update
Have you had that conversation with your character, yet? Have you distilled it down into a dynamite 500-word piece?
No? Come on, get with it. It’s the writing challenge for our next Fifth Tuesday, March 29.
Select one of your fictional characters – major or minor – and take her or him on an adventure, and the two of you talk.
(thank you, Jerry)
Invasion of the Tablets
A post from blogger Nathan Bransford, written 10 days ago:
I’m in Las Vegas this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show, aka CES, and if there’s one hot device out there this year it’s the tablet. Tablet tablet tablet.
People have been joking that it’s raining tablets in the desert. Seemingly every company even tangentially related to creating consumer electronics is debuting their own tablet, and that’s on top of the iPad, which some people think could sell as many as 65 million units worldwide this year.
What does this tablet explosion mean for books? Well, more and more and more people out there in the coming year are going to own devices that they can read e-books on. All of that competition will inevitably drive down prices. And even if someone buys a tablet for gaming or to watch movies, they still will own an e-reader and will easily be able to download and read books should one strike their fancy. (more…)