Weekend roundup

In case you missed them, recent posts of mine which seem to have attracted (or deserve) more attention than usual:

The latest caption contest
The nine circles of genre publishing hell
The meaning of ‘professional’

I’ll be responding in detail to the extensive comments on the “professional” post later today, once I’ve laid down some word count on Stemwinder.

Also, on professionalism.
on whether one can judge one’s own writing.