It’s not news to anyone in the know that I’m a writing blog/writing book junkie. My surfing list is long and stuffed with them, my kindle is loaded and my bedside table is groaning with magazines and books such as Orson Scott Card’s “Character and Development”.
Despite the fact that I read as much as I can, I can’t always read the actual BOOKS that these writing gurus put out. I’ve made an effort recently to add them to my reading list however and I’ve found something disturbing.
I really don’t enjoy a lot of these books.
Should I trust their advice? Have you ever run into this?
I’m feeling lazy and slightly sleep deprived this Friday morning, so I thought I’d serve up a post filled with neat links I’ve found around the ol’ net. They are writing related of course.
I hope you enjoy,
To the interwebs!
I can’t stop laughing at this and now I know I’ll be fighting the urge to try it all morning.
Well I’ve cracked 32K which means only 18K to go by Saturday midnight! Piece of cake! Officially, the July Camp NaNoWriMo session gives the 31st as the end date of the challenge, but again, I’m following the 50K in 30 days I’m used to. I plan to finish Saturday and rest one day before starting again for the final leg of the marathon.
Today’s the first meeting of my writing group. I’m excited! I’m hoping it will go well and does what I intend and imagine it will do. The writers coming are people who’s writing and opinions I respect as well as good friends, so no matter what, it’s all good.
I’m off to get some word count down before Anna gets up. She’s been off her normal sleep patterns last couple of days and it’s made those days rather challenging.
Mine is right with me. It’s Towel Day!
Douglas Adams is a huge influence on me. He was taken from us too soon.
A favorite podcast of mine that ISN’T related to writing is trying to increase its listener base and I wanted to do my part and post about it here!
The Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe is a weekly podcast created by the New England Skeptical Society and is dedicated to promoting critical thinking, reason, and the public understanding of science.
Weekly episodes usually feature current science news items, interviews and the fact or fiction game segment as well as segments on critical thinking (“Spot the logical fallacy” is my favorite). There is a particular focus on combating the proliferation of pseudoscience, quackery and snake oil salesmen and the promotion of evidence based medicine. The show has close ties to the James Randi Education Foundation and Phil Plait (The Bad Astronomer) both of which figure prominently in the series.
Personally I think it’s a thought provoking podcast that allows me to stay somewhat current with scientific events as well as helping hone my critical thinking skills (something that I find is sadly lacking encouragement in today’s society). The podcast is very positive, lighthearted and fun while still being very educational.
Check it out!