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Monday, April 13, 2009

Congrats to the Spread The Word contest winner, YAthenaeum, and a big THANK YOU to everyone who entered!

And of course, the Out Of This World contest is still going on, and you've got about two weeks left to enter--and possibly win a star!

Links:

I've been watching a lot of stuff on Netflix lately and revisited a show I loved but had forgotten all about: Playmakers. Did anyone else watch this when it was on? I'd really forgotten how good it was, and I'm sad that the NFL supposedly pressured ESPN into canceling it. (Having said that, the last episode is a really good finale)

The New York Times on how the recession is actually improving sales of romances and on author advances

Last week, I Heart Daily reminded me of the soap that got me through my early lean and mean college years: Dr. Bonner's Magic Soap! I remember when you had to go to stores like EMS and REI to get it and I love that now you can buy it everywhere. It's pretty awesome, and although I admit I'm not willing to give up my shampoo now, I do have fond memories of Dr. Bonner's and its peppermint smell (and also reading that label--which never EVER got old!)

Justine Larbalestier on quoting your own work--I found this fascinating because I most definitely can't do that! (Also, the comments are v. interesting)

Jennifer Lynn Barnes on plotting for a non-plotter

Maureen Johnson on writing--You must dare to suck. You must try even when you’re not sure where it’s going.

Word has gotten out about Amazon's changes to their book ranking system, but just in case you haven't heard, the LA Times has a nice overview of what's happened, and Dear Author has more information, including ways to get in touch with Amazon.

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April 14, 2009 3:37 PM  
Blogger paperback.pixie said...

Thanks so much for that Jennifer Lynn Barnes link! I love reading things like that -- I don't feel so pathetic.

April 14, 2009 3:38 PM  

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