8:05 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to Simon Says by the 1910 Fruitgum Company — you’d forgotten that one, hadn’t you?
Hello everyone. Links day. Let us see what I have stashed:
1] The first two several of you will have seen, but I thought them appropriate for the time, so want to spread them around. They landed in my inbox last night from Khara House, who runs a wild and wonderful blog, Our Lost Jungle. If you don’t know it, go explore. That’s right, one blog, two links. The first is a short piece Khara wrote on rejection. I love her idea for what to do with a rejection. I plan to go back through my files and find some rejections to play with.
Her second post is a thoughtful one on time management for writers. I know I don’t ever have enough time, so the rest of you out there, working other jobs [than writing], raising children, taking care of people, I don’t know how you do it [okay, you have more discipline than I do]. This is a simple, succinct, sensible list. NaNoWriMo is around the corner you wild ones who participate, so gear up and start prepping.
2] The second link is to a site that gives links to: 10 (More) Amazing Videos About the Creative Process. I was going to pick one or two, but then thought you might want to choose yourself, or to watch them all. As the creative process applies across the board in many aspects, we can find parallels and insights from other than writers.
3] Okay, lists. Yes, I do glance at every one that I come across. Some are well done and reading or rereading them often reminds me of things I forget, whether it be to do with time management, the creative process, or what to do when the muse has seemingly disappeared. This next link is to a list to top all lists. I couldn’t not share it with you. How about 201 tips? That’s right, 201. I realised as I read them, that they are almost all things I knew, or said, or wrote about and here they are in one place! Check out ‘How to Be a Writer: 201 Compelling Tips’.
4] Need a laugh? Read this post. I have followed Flamingo Dancer almost from the beginning of my blogging. She is a librarian, she is funny, and she writes well. How can you resist an About that says: Australian baby boomer, wife and mother, teacher of english and history, librarian, always right, must be obeyed, carries a stick. Flamingo Dancer. Heck, I can’t resist what she calls herself. What does this have to do with writing? Alright, if you are going to make me go there. She has written a parody. If you aren’t careful, one shall appear as an exercise on some future Tuesday.
5] This last is an amazing, amazing thing. Look at the map, then read the bits on the right and watch the short video. Incredible. What an idea.
Enjoy, and I shall see you tomorrow for the Friday roundup. Then I will be off for ten days to two weeks. We are heading for Nashville and Memphis and then some ancestor hunting in Alabama and Mississippi.
Happy writing, all.