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Writing: Find the Time or Don't, a great post by John Scalzi: " Because if you really wanted to write, you would find a way to make the time, and you would find a way to actually write." An interesting piece from
Kate Kamikaze about the gentrification of Brighton. How do people keep on doing interesting things as Brighton becomes less hospitable to creativity?
Engineering serendipity: " If you want to be in the right place at the right time, be in lots of places all the time."
The Writing Business is a long post, split into three parts, which has some hard facts and statistics on getting published. Well worth a read. Remember the story about a writer getting a book deal after
leaving a manuscript on Richard and Judy's doorstep? That's not quite true.
In Defence of the Gatekeepers - Max Dunbar discusses one of the most important functions of publishing houses, that of filtering. With ever-increasing numbers of books being published, curation becomes more important.
Learn this – Russel Davies talks about sports liveblogging, describing Xan Brooks on the epic Isner/Mahut match (" the Everlasting Zombie Tennis Players on Court 18") as " a masterful display in a genuinely new form". I meant to post this a few months back, but it's still interesting.
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