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peadarog
Dec. 11th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC)
"What the rest of us get paid" eventually led me to this rather cool article by Catherine Valente.
jongibbs
Dec. 11th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Peadar. She has an interesting journal. I've added her to my friends list :)
eclectic_writer
Dec. 11th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
I have to add one that I thought was fantastic: ann_leckie's "Write Better" explained. I saw it through jimhines blog and really like it.
jongibbs
Dec. 11th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
It was a goodie.

Thanks for the link :)
coneycat
Dec. 11th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
Regarding "I'm a writer (but I'm not going to tell my neighbour)"--I certainly tell people I write, but I tend to word it as, "I'm a hobby writer."
Usual response: "So you just write for fun?"
Me: "Yes. I really enjoy it."
Usual response: "Do you think you'll ever get published?"
Me: "I don't know. It would be nice if it happened."
Usual response: "Yeah, that would be really cool."

And then we talk about something else, unless the other person is also a hopeful writer, and then we talk about our writing a little. I find claiming my writing as a hobby I'm serious about lets me present myself as someone who takes it seriously, but removes the pressure of having to "prove" through publication that I'm a "good writer."
jongibbs
Dec. 11th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
I guess that'd work :)
mongrelheart
Dec. 11th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks for another great list! My faves are "What the rest of us get paid", and "Tips for self-editing burnout".
jongibbs
Dec. 11th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked them. I've met Kathryn Craft a couple of times. Aside from being a lovely lady, she's also one smart cookie :)
cathschaffstump
Dec. 11th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jon, for the link.


Catherine
jongibbs
Dec. 11th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! Besides, you did all the hard work :)
ext_208358
Dec. 11th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Thanks for linking to my post on The Blood-Red Pencil....Patricia
jongibbs
Dec. 11th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanks!
It's my pleasure. You guys post some great stuff :)
mtlawson
Dec. 12th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
Nice list, Jon.
jongibbs
Dec. 12th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks. There's a wealth of great information out here on the world wide web :)
mtlawson
Dec. 12th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Yes there is, as long as there's somebody to sift through all that raw data first. Thanks for all the work.
meredith_wood
Dec. 12th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Thanks for the links, Jon! :-) And here I've been sick for 3 days and finally get back online to find this. It was a nice surprise. :-)
jongibbs
Dec. 12th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
You're welcome.

I hope you've fully recovered :)
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