Writer’s Links 12/31/2013 (a.m.)

  • This is a pretty decent tip.  The reality is simple.  If you don’t love to read, you have no business even considering being a writer.  Furthermore and more on the topic of the article, if you are not writing daily, you shall never be a writer.

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    • Every day in January, write for 20 minutes.

      By every day, I mean every day. Including weekends. Including the Martin Luther King holiday. Including the days that get crazy.

    • To become a better writer (whether it’s for text, podcast scripts, video scripts, or anything else that needs words to be strung together effectively), you need to write.

      And the best way to write more is to build the habit of writing every day.

      Give it a try for 31 days, and let us know how it’s going! And if you’ve ever tried a daily writing practice, we’d love to hear about it in the comments.

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Lumpy’s Links 12/27/2013 (p.m.)

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Writer’s Links 12/27/2013 (p.m.)

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Writer’s Links 12/26/2013 (p.m.)

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Writer’s Links 12/24/2013 (a.m.)

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Book Review – Homeland by Cory Doctorow

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Cory Doctorow’s book, Homeland is the sequel to his best selling book Big Brother.  I grabbed the book off the new release shelf at my local library before the librarian’s hand had fully released it. Fortunately, the librarians all know that I always pick the table closest to the new book shelf and they are used to my shark-in-feeding-frenzy mode when they put out new books… she was not shocked or alarmed and just smiled.

“You think it’ll be any good?” the librarian asked.

“It’s by Cory Doctorow, if it is only good, it’ll be the worse thing he’s ever written.  Anything else by him come in?  And did that copy of Little Brother get here yet?” I replied.

Normally, I would never read a sequel unless I had read what came before.  However, having read the reviews for Big Brother, I was not willing to wait for the book to come in with the sequel sitting right in front of me.

It may seem strange, at first, that I, at nearly half a century old, am reading a young adult book.  However, if you take into account just how timely the author is with his fiction and how many real world items he includes in them, one could just as easily state that I am reading a “current events” fiction novel.  You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate Christmas and you certainly don’t have to be a young adult to enjoy this novel.  For the adults out there, I think there are a number of topics they will likely learn about in this novel. Continue reading “Book Review – Homeland by Cory Doctorow”

Writer’s Links 12/21/2013 (a.m.)

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