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Friday, August 14, 2009

WOW! The number of entries for the 13 reasons/box of books contest--I'm impressed!! I also have a lot of reading to do and I must say, I'm looking forward to it :-)

And while I read (I'll announce the winner on Monday) here are some things for you to read:

Stick It
-- a great little blog entry on creativity, burnout, and the balance of keeping it all going

The Intern has another great post up about Truth And Stuff--"One thing that consistently alarms INTERN is that people hear the maxim "write what you know" and take it to mean "write about things that happened to you." This phenomenon probably accounts for 80% of slush-pile lifers."

How NOT to impress a publisher (I can't believe people have actually done stuff like this!!!)

Social networking in only 15 minutes a day -- Some interesting ideas in here, although I don't know of any author (except for those who keep their online presence to a minimum) who can get all their social networking stuff done in fifteen minutes. (If there are any active online authors who do manage to do it all in fifteen minutes, feel free to chime in with how you do it!)