by L.J. Sellers, author of provocative mysteries & thrillers
The Passive Voice: This is an aggregate site that collects and links to blogs about the industry, with intelligent commentary from the site owner, who is an ex-entertainment lawyer and book formatter.
Publetariat: Another great aggregator site with a lot of how-to articles from writers about writing, promoting, and formatting.
Digital Book World: A collection of news, blogs, and commentary about everything happening in the electronic publishing world.
A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: Joe Konrath always has great blogs and guest bloggers about self-publishing and often discusses pricing, a critical piece of the process.
The Crime Fiction Daily: I also subscribe to this daily newsletter, which is specific to crime fiction and often includes real crimes stories, from which ideas spring.
The Graveyard Shift: I love this blog for news about police tactics, events, and more (such as its Castle reviews).
Writer's Forensics Blog: Fun blogs about death and crime scenes. What else can I say?
I know there are a lot more terrific sites (and I could spend all day perusing them). What are your favorite sites for staying informed or developing your craft?