This is a great six-minute short course in how to be a writer. It looks off-hand, but it manages to include all of the best advice I’ve ever read on how to do creative work.


How to Start Writing with Loose Video Game Analogy! (by Felicia Day)

Friday Vidya! I give some writing advice!

(Reblogged from thisfeliciaday)

Goruck SD20 backpack with three days’ worth of conference gear.

Geekdom is not a club; it’s a destination, open to anyone who wants to put in the time and effort to travel there.

In which alpha geek John Siracusa says anyone can be a geek. See also John Scalzi pulling rank on someone who claims to speak for all geeks.

John Siracusa (via merlin)

(Reblogged from merlin)
Web conference anomie

Web conference anomie

Obituaries for a Vietnamese general

General Vo Nguyen Giap, head of the Vietnamese military which drove the French and Americans out of his country, died today at the age of approximately 102.

A world historical figure of his stature deserves a better obituary than this New York Times piece, which rambles and repeats itself and spends more time quoting Giap’s enemies than anything else.

The Associated Press’s version, as reprinted in the Irish Times (and everywhere else right now) is better, and provides more context.

(Reblogged from idea-lab)

Travelogue. Last flight out.

I approve.



The Library Journal / Tumblr  ALA meet up is HAPPENING and I am going to be raffling off 10 of these babies. Pencil in Saturday, June 29 between 7-9pm. More details to come!

It is happening.

(Reblogged from johnxlibris)

History vs. Art History

**How Florentine history sounds to an art historian**:

blah blah blah Medici blah blah Botticelli blah blah art blah blah
sculpture blah Michelangelo

**How Florentine history sounds to historians**:

blah blah coup blah blah blah Medici blah blah uprising blah blah
conditierri blah Julius II blah blah