Follow the links

Callie Leuck really grabbed me with the opening paragraph of her very well written rant about discrimination.  Check it out.  You’ll enjoy it.  Thanks for speaking up, Callie!

I’m not normally a “life lessons” kind of person, but maybe it’s because I just haven’t read the right lists.  This post by Julie Farrar is really great.  Julie’s sense of humor and her writing style are a bit understated – this combines for a read that will make you smile more than once.  In fact, while you’re at it, read this awesome graduation speech she wrote for parents.

You’ll also get some laughs from the transcripts of hilarious conversations Heather Davis has with her kids.  She posts a Conversation of the Week, and this is a link to the entire category.  Her other posts are funny, too, but I particularly love the Conversation of the Week.

I only recently started reading Nathan Bransford’s blog, but I love it that he has tons to say about tons of stuff.  This post about the future of publishing is very straightforward, and I really enjoyed his take on what the future will hold for all the major parties in the ecosystem – publishers, agents, authors, bookstores, and readers.

And, speaking of publishing, Graham recently wrote a wonderful counter to another Huffington Post contributor’s opinion that blogging, or  “uncontrolled publishing”, and the Internet in general are leading us on a “path of literary extinction.”  While I imagine most of us will identify more with Graham’s position, Saadon’s writing is interesting regardless of what you think of his opinion.  It’s well-written, with the exception of a sentence or two that make their point, but do so using nonsensical language – a bit ironic for someone who purports only to respect intellectual writing.  Both pieces are thought-provoking, though.  Check them out.

6 thoughts on “Follow the links

  1. Thanks for the shout out (again!)

    And Callie, I find it’s always better to publish and let the chips fall where they may. I was pilloried on HuffPost by right-wingers for my post suggesting that billionaires funding Super PACs to attack the President might find a more productive use for their piles of cash. But lots of others agreed with me too, and on balance I’m glad I chose to say what I did. (Great post by the way, also happy you chose to publish it.)

  2. You share SUCH good stuff on your Follow the Links, EBW! I’m grateful that you sent me Graham’s way a few months back, and am already a fan of Julie’s, so am looking forward to meeting the others! Hope all’s good and you’re in the midst of a great weekend.

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