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Some links–probably you have already seen them, but just in case. And I should be posting here more regularly as the insanely busy season segues back into normal levels of busy-beeness.
My latest PW piece looks at goings on in the large print category. (More interesting than it sounds, honest.) (Er, I hope.)
Nora Jemisin posts about attending RT (I told you the links were old), which sounded like so much fun. If you aren't
reading and following Paul Collins' adventures at the Literary Detective site and on twitter (spiffy design), do so.
The twisty saga of Mark Twain's Greenwich Village home.
Sheaff: ephemera. So much wonderful stuff to see.
"What were they reading on the Titanic?" A
great piece on Wallace Stevens at Intelligent Life, and some thoughts about begging the question and what it means now (Richard, this one's for you).
Sara Zarr meditates on things that are out of our control.
Mammoth hemoglobin! (We really do live in the future.)
Karen Healey tells women to proclaim their awesomeness, acknowleding how hard hard it is for most of us to do so. Carrie Vaughn suggests we acknowledge that urban fantasy heroines are also frequently awesome, in honor.
Charlie Jane offers some smart tips for that last pass through your novel before sending it off.
Laurie Halse Anderson reveals the magic question of all revision. (So true.)
That New Yorker piece on the iPad and ebooks. And one I find more interesting by Lizzie Skurnick at the Millions, looking at The Atlantic's smart approach to online content. I loved Just Kids by Patti Smith so much; nearly a perfect book, and I bet teens would also love it. Here's
a great interview with her at New York Magazine: Then she sits back at her table, resting her hands on the top. “You know, when I was young, I wanted to do something great, and because I still don’t believe that I have quite done that, I’m still pushing on,” says Smith. “I want to write my Alice in Wonderland. I feel I have it in me to do this one thing. I don’t know what it will be.”
J.K. Rowling's "The Single Mother's Manifesto." Boy, I love her.
A primer on Egyptian magic at the Enchanted Inkpot. Validation!
Roger Ebert hates 3-D too. SO THERE.
Man Ray's Paris years. I love that first photograph, but they are all lovely and mysterious in the best way.
New Maureen McHugh story, "The Naturalist," at Subterranean.
New Meghan McCarron story, "We Heart Vampires!!!!!!," at Strange Horizons. AND have you read
the excerpt from Colleen's fabulous book in the Anchorage Press yet (FRONT PAGE!)?