Adventures Around the Web September 16-22
Tom on Feedreader
Despite the sensationalist title, it’s a pretty interesting article. The first part talks about the history of writer’s block and shows that writers who are productive have always been looked down on. Then it describes all the reasons for writer’s block, and they’re all some form of fear. Worse though is they may not feel like fear.
Edward Cambro on Screen Rant
Yeah, it’s a link-bait title and some of the secrets we’ve heard, but there’s some interesting ones in there. On #2, just after James Doohan had reported in the press some negative comments about William Shatner, I attended Farpoint in Maryland. Michael Ansara was attending, and he’d been on the original series. During the Q&A, he was asked about William Shatner and was ever the professional. He praised working with William Shatner and steered clear of the sensationalism.
Harrison Kitteridge on Medium
This week there was quite a bit of traffic on how print is dead. The publishers have circled their wagon around best selling writers, and even writers who are best sellers but not as spectacular as other ones are getting dropped. There’s a saying in Washington DC for government contractors: Rest all your eggs in one basket and you’re going to get burned. Publishers–and the movie industry–are going to run into trouble when the system collapses on itself.
Nate Hoffelder on The Digital Reader
Yes, there’s nothing like opening a page and suddenly get full volume of video that’s somewhere on the page.
Kate Scott on Book Riot
Check it out and see if you fit where they think you do. I’m an INTP, but I also like many genres. Link from Anne R. Allen.
Inspired by a visit of a tall ship to Alexandria. I thought if I went early I could get tickets, and the line was already so long that they would have run out by the time I got there. So I took pictures …
Time travel in Washington DC!
More tall ships! This was one was inspired by a local ship graveyard called Mallows Bay, which is located in Maryland (the history of it is far less romantic: Government waste).
This story was inspired by the visit of my great-grandfather’s ghost to the house he built.
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