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Here’s my selection of interesting (and sometimes amusing) posts about writing from the last week:

On Writing #5: Time Management Blues – Finding the Time and Will to Write

Pay what you want – a discussion, history, thoughts…
[GUD magazine is trying a (sort of) new marketing approach] [info]kaolinfire

Reading on your PC

Death as a balancing act
[when to kill off your characters] [info]karen_w_newton

How to read a how-to-write book

What I Learned About Writing While Watching Reality Television
(Nathan Bransford)

Local Fame
[forward planning can have unexpected benefits] [info]jimvanpelt

[about the sub-conscious writer in all of us] [info]writerjenn

Steampunk and Hollywood
[info]serge_lj [My personal favorite this week]

Critique that counts
[an oldie, but goldie]

Agent’s value [info]onyxhawke

If you have a particular favorite among these, please let the author know (and me too, if you have time). Also, if you've a link to a great post that isn't here, feel free to share.

I’ve been thinking about the format of these ‘Pics of the week’ entries.
At present, I only add a note to a link if it’s not clear from the title what the post is about.

Would you find it more helpful if I gave a brief description for each of them, or are you okay with things as they are?

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Nov. 20th, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
Okay with things as they are. Thank you for posting them! Even if I don't regularly comment, I always appreciate these posts.
Nov. 20th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Less work for me = always good :)
Nov. 20th, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)
I think the way you're doing it now is fine.
Nov. 20th, 2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
That's good to hear :)
Nov. 20th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
I'm okay with just the post titles and the poster's names. Let's face it - titles are important, so if the poster doesn't use a gripping title, well, it's not your job to expand on it;)

Nov. 20th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jenn :)
Nov. 20th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
OK as it stands. There's always a few bits of interest in there somewhere, so you are providing an excellent service :)
Nov. 20th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks, that's good to know :)
Nov. 20th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Ha! A fun insight for me.

I just opened LJ to answer someone's comment and your post flashed by, and immediately I said to myself, Hey, it's Friday!

Your post has now become a signature for Friday, something I recognize immediately and look forward to, a good signal for the week's end, meaning time to do something toward art, what we love. You've got something here!

I'll be returning after I clean up my e-mail inbox! I got sidetracked :)
Nov. 20th, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
Lol, I hope the return trip was worthwhile :)
Nov. 20th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
Titles work for me.

Thanks for doing these.
Nov. 20th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
My pleasure.

Thanks for the input :)
Nov. 20th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
I like things the way they are. I also have to agree with you that, while all these posts were great, the steampunk one was my favorite.
Nov. 20th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC)
I'd have liked to have seen Serge's presentation :)
Nov. 20th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
I love your lists of useful links, most of the time they go into my Memories folder. :)

A brief description of each link would be good. Not that most aren't already self explanatory but sometimes their titles don't give the full picture, or the post goes down a different path than the reader initially thought.
Nov. 21st, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the input :)
Nov. 20th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
When sboydtaylor talks about making writing a habit, he makes a good analogy to people watching a specific TV show every week. When I tell myself I'm going to get some writing time in this week, I'm never that specific. I don't actually set aside a certain time period. I know when the kids were younger, I learned to write flexibly, grabbing any slot of time I could. I still work that way, but I wonder if I could actually dedicate time now, even say, "When they're all watching _____ on TV, I'll be writing."

First though, I have to conquer the guilt at doing something all for myself :) Do all parents feel guilty in this way, I wonder?
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Nov. 21st, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recommendations. I've added Katallen to my friends list so I don't miss any more of her posts :)
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Nov. 21st, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the input :)
Nov. 22nd, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
I'm ok with the way you present this blog. The titles grab my attention or they don't. That's the way it's supposed to be.
On another note, Steampunk-I didn't know where Wings got their name. Very informative.
Nov. 28th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
A brief description would be good when the title doesn't really reflect much about the article. (as you did here for "Surprises")
Nov. 28th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Will do :)
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