We’re testing out a new approach to the fry-up this week, separating the weeks links into categories to make it a little easier to navigate and find the information that’s most relevant to you. Let us know what you think and, as always, let us know about any links we’ve missed in the comments.




  • Screen actor Johnny Depp has joined the publishing world, teaming up with HarperCollins to start the Infinitum Nihil imprint




We’re halfway through October, which means the internet is gearing up for the annual write-fest known as NaNoWriMo in November. If you’re among the swarm of writers preparing for the month-long sprint to produce a novel draft, this handful of links is dedicated to you:

  • Writer/Editor Jennifer Brozek offers her NaNoWriMo tips
  • James Scott Bell discusses how to write a novel in a month over on The Killzone (personally, I’m a big fan of the Furious Five Hundred to start the day)
  • We were reminded of Scott Westerfeld’s phenomenal 30 Days of NaNoWrimo Tips from last year
  • Chuck Wendig has collated a NaNoWriMo Primer from the advice previously posted on his site (as always, we warn you that Chuck Wendig’s advice isn’t for the faint of heart)