A friend of mine always posts links to whatever she’s reading to her blog posts, which I appreciate, because, through her, I find some fascinating things that I would not have been able to find on my own. So, I thought I’d start sharing, because I want others to see what I think is nifty, and also to keep track of my own reading.
Jon Reiner, “The Modern Writing-School Paradox: More Students, Fewer Jobs, More Glory.” & “Life First, Write Later: The Case for Less Creative-Writing Schooling.” – Actually, I hate both of these essays (the author’s thesis, at least), but they are worth reading and, apparently, many people have written far more eloquent and angry critiques than I could.
“Keep it Simple. Keep it Friendly.” Advice for fundraising solicitations.
“The Uncanny Valley” – Because the Svedka gynoid unsettles me.