Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold!

  • You may have already heard about authors participating in the latest charity auction. The highest bidder gets their name in the author's book. Proceeds are going to FAP a "nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of information, expression, and petition" (from FAP's website). Some of the writers participating are Neil Gaiman, Dorothy Allison, Michael Chabon, Dave Eggers, Karen Joy Fowler, Andrew Sean Greer, John Grisham, Stephen King, Jonathan Lethem, Rick Moody, ZZ Packer, Chuck Palahniuk, Nora Roberts, Lemony Snicket, Peter Straub, Amy Tan and Ayelet Waldman. If I were rich, I think I'd bid on Stephen King in hopes that my namesake would end up being an unlucky victim of a surreal event. Which author's book would you want to be in?
  • Police Search of Backpack Yields Explosive Bestseller. Who knew reading material could be so dangerous?
  • If you're stuck in the middle of your novel and don't know which way the plot should go, try the random plot generator