September 9th, 2008

books

link salad: client edition

Kameron Hurley on getting paid for your book. "Book checks. They are a tricky thing. Everybody tells you not to rely on them coming on time -or even at all! -but there's this part of you that's always planning and scheming and hoping and budgeting, regardless...."

Jo Ann Ferguson on good intentions for getting those chapters written. "I was going to dig into a first chapter on the new proposal that I’ve been brainstorming for the past couple of weeks.  It’s now almost 5 pm..."

Things I have learned about telling stories, by Elizabeth Bear.

On maintaining the well -- Laura Anne Gilman -- "And if I were to give one piece of advice, no matter if you're a writer, a reader or an articulate guppie, it would be that: refill your well on a regular [and irregular] basis."

The art of the single-author collection -- Jay Lake dishes on strategies for what stories to include and which order to put them in.

This one's for you suricattus (in case you hadn't already heard about it): scientists use particle accelerator to date wine (from Mary Robinette Kowal)


Bonus: Kameron Hurley makes Low Carb Enchilada Goodness (I really need to get back to cooking up new things to post on my food blog, too!)

.....thunderstorm coming in -- got to batten down the hatches.....