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blankets and bedclothes the child of the mountain sleeps unaware of the clarion call.
On the side of a hill, a sprinkling of leaves washes the grave with silvery tears,
a soldier cleans and polishes a gun.
War bellows, blazing in scarlet battalions, generals order their soldiers to kill
and to fight for a cause they've long ago forgotten

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Linkee-poos

Elmore Leonard spills his rules of writing. The subtitle sums it up, "Easy on the adverbs, exclamation points and especially hooptedoodle." (Grokked from Astrid)

Justine Larbalestier muses on hating female characters. That's an interesting ponderable.

And then there were two (Cat Valente sells Fairlyand for publication as a YA book). Two do not a trend make, but it's interesting. And no, I don't think I'm going to put Bladesman on the blog anytime soon.

I'm trying to post less of politics, but this was too good to pass on. Yes, it seems that liberals are all about crushing the conservatives and Rush's attempt to be a part of the group making a bid on the Rams is just the latest affront. That's irony, BTW. The link goes to an article that reminds people that the conservatives in 2005 threatened to revoke Baseball's exemption from anti-trust laws if George Soros (as a part of a group) would buy into the Washington Nationals. As the articles state, the liberals in Congress haven't even made a peep about Rush and any actions to remove Football's exemption. Just a bunch of individuals who said "it's a bad idea" and then his own partners dumped him out of the group. Crow, it's what's for dinner. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

2 comments:

ChiaLynn said...

"Try to leave out the parts that readers tend to skip."

I love that.

Steve Buchheit said...

That one of his best tips.