Interesting Writings While Prepping for the Hurricane

Here are some articles to read until your electricity goes out:

1) Turns out that wonderful stereotype of which so many are fond, the one that goes men want only sex, women want affection and cuddling, it’s wrong:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/10/men-value-cuddling-women-value-sex-study_n_894137.html

2) Bookman Andrew Wheeler gives some excellent advice on marketing:

http://antickmusings.blogspot.com/2011/07/book-marketing-101-getting-into-right.html

3) Author Chuck Wendig gets his Penmonkey on about being a writer:

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2011/07/12/the-trials-and-tribulations-of-the-modern-day-writer/

4) Enjoy Cathrynne Valente’s excellent Guest of Honor speech from Mythcon:

http://yuki-onna.livejournal.com/647121.html#comments

5) A literary agent explains current reality, which funnily enough does not match myths of the market:

http://clarionfoundation.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/market-insights-lucienne-diver-the-knight-agency/

6) Part 350,000 of why e-books do cost quite a lot of money and personnel which costs money to make. It will fall on deaf ears mostly, but I can dream:

http://publishingperspectives.com/2011/08/error-free-ebooks/

7) Author Jim C. Hines gets his hip hop on by reimagining the lyrics to a Sir Mixalot ditty. Really, this should go viral:

http://www.jimchines.com/2011/08/baby-got-books/

8 ) And lastly, this couple will be happy together forever:

http://mlkshk.com/p/69H1

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