Song playing right now on my playlist: “Me and Bobby McGee,” Janice Joplin
Writing and the Writing Life:
- What could be Worse Than a Cliché? Tiffany Lawson Inman has a quick search you can do on your manuscript that could help you punch up your prose.
- Dear Author reports on a disturbing practice by some self-pubbed authors: When I bought your book, I didn’t sign up to be your beta reader. Kristine Kathyrn Rusch wrote a great post about perfection, and references this new practice in her post. But mainly, at some point you need to set your manuscript down and submit it. Set. It. Down. Can’t get it perfect, and that’s okay. And Rusch tells you why: The Business Rusch: Perfection
- Alexandra Sokoloff posts about how to use the right words to create suspense (or to help build your thematic image system): Perfect words to create suspense (or anything else!)
- Janice Hardy asks I Have a Message for Ms. Reader: Are You Telegraphing Your Plot?
- Fellow writer Jami Gold, is celebrating her 2-year blogiversary and is giving herself away. Blogiversary Contest — Prize: Me! Wait…er, What?
- Tor.com named Firefly and 5 other TV shows that Netflix should bring back.
- ‘Firefly’ Panel At Comic-Con 2012: Joss Whedon And Nathan Fillion Will Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary
- And I’ll leave you with this, a parody of Gotye’s music video, “Somebody That I Used To Know” (h/t Stubby the Rocket):