Baseball for Lit Nerds. Or Lit for Baseball Nerds....
oldtimefamilybaseball: William Faulkner, as channeled by Dave Fleming, on John Olerud: “Whose father grew up on meals of lutefish caught in the cold waters of the Dakotas, caught with lines dropped through holes cut in ice to the world dark below and still. Who suffered in youth moments of blinding pain in his head and underwent the surgeon’s knife and passed through like Achilles held by...
2011 Facial Hair & Personal Pizzaz Awards
oldtimefamilybaseball: And now for the awards you’ve all been waiting for: Best Mustache: John Axford (You don’t win the American Mustache Institute’s Robert Goulet award for nothing): Worst Mustache: Derek Holland Best Heel Stache: Bryce Harper Best Quote About a Mustache: Brian Wilson on the Rollie Fingers Curl: “The curl out is festive and nonthreatening. Let’s be honest: You...
I live on the same block where a horrific violent crime that made national news occurred this past weekend. Tonight, on the way home, I saw the neighborhood’s harmless crazy guy standing on the stoop of his building. He flagged me down by waving a copy of the Daily News at me. There’s a photo of the killer on the cover of today’s edition. Harmless Crazy Guy asked if I’d...
Publishers/agents should develop something like the Pizza Tracker, so that would-be authors can check where in the process their slush manuscript is. (Says the girl who sent in a manuscript 12 weeks ago to a publisher with a 12-16-week turnaround time. I’m not nervous or anything. Nope.)
Research And Development
fakescience: But, I would guess, mere minutes for the kitten to destroy the scientists.
Excerpts From Steamy Romance Novels for Parents of... →
This one is my favorite: Their eyes met across a landscape of wooden blocks and small cars and plastic dinosaurs that really hurt if you stepped on them at night while getting a child a sippy cup of water. He searched her face for exhaustion, and found it.
NaNoWriMo's Gasp-Inducing 2011 Stats!
lettersandlight: The end-of-event stats blog post has become one of my favorite NaNoWriMo traditions (and I derive great pleasure from looking at these stats posts from years past, too…). I hope you enjoy devouring this year’s numbers as much as I enjoyed compiling them! General Stats Round Up! For NaNoWriMo main: 256,618 participants, up roughly 28% from 2010’s total of 200,530 writers. We...
Men on PRIDE AND PREJUDICE →
avonromance: Saw this on @sarahmaclean’s Facebook and died. Just died. A coworker and I once concocted a theory that that Pride and Prejudice was one of those things that all women just understand intuitively. Mostly because of Colin Firth, I think. Generally, I could take or leave Austen (and I hear you gasping, but stop that) but without Austen we would not have Firth’s Darcy nor...
NYC NaNoWriMo in the Village Voice →
I was featured in this article in the Voice over the weekend. I don’t think I said anything too embarrassing.
Six Crucial Questions for Keith Blount of...
lettersandlight: Each year, we interrogate one or two NaNoWriMo corporate sponsors on the OLL blog. It’s our way of saying thanks for the vital funding that our sponsors contribute to NaNoWriMo and the Young Writers Program. Today, I asked the generous, mysterious Keith Blount of Scrivener some hard-hitting questions about halogen light bulbs, children as coders, and the pernicious rumor that...
Mantitty and Romance Covers →
romanceclub: Great article over at SBTB today about romance novel covers and whether or not we as readers “insert” (snicker) ourselves into romance novels. While I enjoy a good trashy old-school cover, I have to admit that the beefcake covers were what prevented me from picking up a romance novel until I got an e-reader. I am 1000x more likely to buy a book based on reader reviews than the...