Here is the Thursday morning roundup for your reading and writing pleasure:
Because everyone likes a good list, I present Eric Brown's Ten Tips for Aspiring Writers
Also for writers, tips on making the most of a character's first appearance.
Very good, in-depth look at picking someone to criticize your writing.
Here's a review of High Fidelity, a book I've recommended to just about everyone, including Deanna at Mom - Musings.
And, while I'm not a parent, and I don't hear the pitter-pattering feet of little bambinos, this is an interesting list of the best books on parenting. I don't read much non-fiction, but I'll probably crack open a couple of these when the time comes. Eventually.
Tor.com is giving away a book called A Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children. As in cooking children. It's fairy tale based, or so I assume. Enter by November 15th.
I think that's all for now. If you have any links to share, post them in the comments and I'll add them here.