Sorry, intense drama at the day thing. Not from me, but I lit the fire without knowing it. So a truncated version of the linkee-poos.
Elizabeth Bear on her writing process as interviewed out of her by Catherine Schaff-Stump.
Paula Guran, local Akron editor, is in need of the community. Losing a child can be devastation enough, but to also have the financial burden of paying for an unplanned funeral (which can be very expensive), that's not a good situation. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Lucienne Diver on the authenticity of voice, in this case the voice of your characters.
Terri Windling on why we write. Also of import from Terri, Mythic Imagination Institute is publishing a magazine. I haven't read it, yet. And I'm not sure I like the delivery method (more like a web delivered PDF, but I haven't found a "read it offline" option). But if it's anything like the webzine Terri wrote for before, I'll make an exception to my curmudgeoness and learn to read it this way.
Rae Carson reminds us that even for seasoned pros, this business continues to bring joy. And Miranda Suri gives us the almost there perspective. As Joseph Campbell once said, "Follow your bliss."
New research on the genetics of homosexual men find that female relatives tend to have larger families, and that genes which may signal male homosexuality may have evolutionary advantages. "Rather than making women more attracted to men, the 'gay man gene' appears to make these women more attractive to men. That sound you're hearing is people's heads exploding. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Hahahah, that's so funny. Can you imagine what the conservative media would have done if that was done to GW? (See how silly that phrase is). Stay classy, conservatives, it's what you do best.
Alligator Quotient: They're bitting today. Anybody got a reptilian bite kit on them? Or six of them?