What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Weekend Linkee-poo this dusty old dust is a-gettin' my home

Like Saladin Ahmed says, don't be like this person.

Noted here for future reference, conflict in romance.

Cat Rambo with some tips for critiquing and/or workshopping.

Writing fears about wiring the Other and how to get over it. (Grokked from Kameron Hurley, I think)

Jason Sanford outlines a meta discussion going on in SF/F. Also, Jim Hines with a much more in-depth piece.

If "what other people may think" is stopping you from writing, how to stop giving a f@$% what people think. Look, if you sell 100,000 books, that's phenomenal, and not even the depleted population of Cleveland. Sometimes the movie ain't about you, sunshine.

CC Findley on the rejectomancy of his editorialship at F&SF. All of the stories submitted for his guest edited edition with statistics. Good to know what you're up against. As was stated in a panel at Confusion, you're competition isn't everyone else in the slush, it's those stories that are getting published.

A few inforgraphics on publishing. Key book publishing paths info graphic. And publication rights explained.

Today is the day they find out you're a fraud. It's the writers' (actually, most creative people) fear. I feel this way a lot when I talk about writing. It's a little less when I talk about design and advertising (because, hey, I'm a fargin' genius in those areas). I also feel a little this way with the reboot. "The report… states that sometime within the next 24 hours, people will find out that you have no idea what you’re doing, that you’ve been faking it for years, and that… you’ve actually managed to dupe virtually everyone around you into thinking you’re something other than a weak and ineffectual person." Also, why ruthless honesty is the best option. (Grokked from Mur Lafferty)

Marking for writers. (Grokked from Cat Rambo)

Jim Hines with more on his writing income. Including links from other authors.

This is a Trent Reznor song. (Pointed to by John)

The busy inner life of the sloth. Kewl. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Steve Hawking does it again. In this case, redefining what we know, or think we know, about black holes. That thing where once you fall past the event horizon there's no coming back. Well, the event horizon is more like guidelines and there may be some coming back (other than Hawking Radiation). (Grokked from Mrs. Tadd)

How long have I got left. On the statistics of disease. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Jim Wright on the family's side of having to make the end of life decision.

Introducing scientific thinking into business. Uh, no. Exactly the opposite of what needs to happen. Because here's the thing. Right now there is way too much "they did this and $Profits," without really understanding exactly what was done (note the focus on "teams" without understanding exactly how these teams forms and how they worked). What needs to happen is for the MBA to be taken out of the office and replace them with actual experienced professionals and stop worrying about this quarter's profits/stock price. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Academia explained using Muppets. Hahahaha. (Grokked from Jim Hines)

One of the founders of GOProud leaves the Republican Party because he feels they're out of touch and don't represent his values. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Man (and friend) shot by neighbor for being on his own property. Yea, I'm thinking something else is going on here, too. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

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