While I really cut back on reading blogs over the break, there were a few things I had to read and keep to pass along to you when I got back.
Hey, don’t rag on Twitter
While I don’t spend a ton of time on Twitter–I have no discipline and can get sucked into the conversation for hours on end–these days I’m of the opinion that if you don’t like it, if you think it’s just a bunch of people mindlessly chattering, it’s because you just don’t get it yet. Piper Bayard backs up that theory in Across the Twitterverse. Plus, she says something very nice about me. (I subscribe to Piper’s blog because she’s full of win.)
what? 80’s post? Damn this internet break!
Yeah, so during my break I missed reading and timely commenting on The 80’s: Love Series Part 4. Luckily, since I’m Fandrew #1, Andrew Mocete’s posts are high on my catch-up list. Partly since he told me there would be an 80’s post, knowing what a totally 80’s girl I am, and also hey, the man gives good post. More than just a nostalgia post, Andrew speculates on how advances in special effects technology have changed screenwriting, and highlights some of the writing stuff that made the 80’s special. (via subscription)
Think More Betterer
You know that I often find great similarity between what indie authors do and what indie crafters do. On the Duct Tape Marketing blog, John Jantsch writes beautifully about what it takes and what it means to run a small business in Work as Craft. (via link in Etsy newsletter)
Always Something in the Box
Honestly, there was just so much good in this post it was hard to narrow it down to one tagline. Justine Musk’s How To Get Out Of Your Own Way… spoke to me–and talked hard–about a lot of things I needed to hear. (via link from Kait Nolan)
Nothing Is Original
Okay, that’s just one of the brilliant points you’ll find in How To Steal Like an Artist. This is a long scroll with a lot of images. All kinds of smart packed in here, so do read the whole thing. (via link sent to me by Kait Nolan.)