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It's a shame our resident psychologist Carolyn Kaufman isn't the one doing the pulse this week: a large-scale study shows a convincing link between being a writer and having mental illness, particularly depression or schitzophrenia, and also possibly autism. More on that study here. She'd have something intelligent to say about it, but all I can say is, "It figures."
Johnny Depp is starting his own book imprint with HarperCollins, Infinitum Nihil.
Amazon.com alerts readers that they will be entitled to credit on Kindle books, in accord with the ebook settlement. (I received a similar notification from Kobobooks.) If you want your credit in the form of a check rather than store credit, you must fill out the form before December 12th, 2012. Other ebook retailers may have different methods of requesting a check instead of store credit. The final decision on the amount will not be decided until February.
Around the Blogosphere:
O Happy Dilemma: Rachel Kent advices what to do if you receive an offer before you have an agent.
Some police gunfighting tips for writers.
And some tax tips for US writers. (These are not related.)
A NaNoWriMo professor shares his tips for finishing your NaNo novel.
Check out ten ways to syndicate your writing online.
Literary Quote of the Week:
“Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, How alive am I willing to be?” -Anne Lamott (Bird By Bird)
That's all we have for now. Until next week, keep sending those queries!