Angry Robot Books is having an open reading period for high/epic/sword and sorcery fantasy. (Grokked from ChiaLynn)
Jay Lake's interview with the Oregonlive.com.
Illiteracy can be dangerous. (Grokked from Joe Hill)
Sarah Pekkanen on what she learned about writing a novel. And I think what's she's discussing there, actually having a plot, is what is blocking from the novel I want to write. Sure, it's a pretty Christmas Tree I can hang all these jokes off of, but where's the tension, where's the plot? I get close to one, but never get it fully realized.
A highly intelligent woman speaks out. What she discusses there was a hard lesson for me to learn. After Bette got her PhD I loved to introduce her as "Doctor Beck", because I was proud of her accomplishment. She asked me not to do that, and for the longest time I didn't understand. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Just incidentally, as I type this, I have Meet the Press on in the background. They're discussing "gender politics." The panel is four guys, including the moderator, and one woman. Well, at least it's one more than the Issa panel on birth control vs religious freedom.
Oh sure, it may be research using virtual reality to watch the neurological changes in animals today, but when you start losing HALO to a cockroach, you won't think it's so funny then. (Grokked from Jay Lake)