Dzanc Books will publish an annual best of the web anthology. Sheesh...is there any mountain of awesome that Dan et al aren't willing to tackle?
Tayari on "new" versus "young" writers. I like to think that writing is one of the relatively few professions where age is not a bad thing. At the age of 37 myself, I'm finally at the point where the whole Twenty Five Year Old New Writer thing doesn't bother me on a personal level. Finally.
If you get Entertainment Weekly, you know that Stephen King likes to natter on about Harry Potter on the last page sometimes. Final installment, here.
I was relieved to see I'm not the only person who can't think about writing and parenting without invoking Club Penguin. (My kid got some Webkinz for her birthday last week, though, and I suspect they will make Club Penguin seem downright benign by comparison.) I usually don't write about kids, but there is one in my current project. If he hangs out at Club Penguin, I don't know about it yet.
Howard Junker talks about ghetto fiction, and he doesn't mean what you think he means.
And finally: I am in love with the idea behind this question.