FYI

alice22The sources we have for information today are astounding.  No longer are we limited to newspapers to find out what is going on in the world.  The local evening news covers stories that take place in more countries than the average person knew existed ten years ago.

Newspapers, Magazines, books, Radio, Television,Facebook,Twitter, Blogs, Websites,Email…the catapillerlist just keeps going.  The world constantly surrounds us even as we sit in silence at home on our own couch.  Heck, most of the things I mentioned can be accessed by people on their phones.  (Long distance doesn’t really exist anymore.)

Alice_in_wonderland_1951Today I checked my email and learned: my boss is taking her son to the doctor before she goes to work; there is a new place scamming writers and using false quotes from notable authors; Chuck Wendig wants pants for Christmas; and Jim C. Hines is doing something hilarious for a good cause. (Raising money for a disease I didn’t know existed until now.)  I could go on but the point is that I learned all of this in the space of probably ten minutes.

A quote from Spiderman has always stuck with me (as it was meant to).  “With great power comes great responsibility.”    They (whomever they are) say that knowledge is power.  We have all this information at our fingertips daily and don’t really use it.Alice-in-Wonderland-1951-alice-in-wonderland-1759032-640-476

So I am going to pass some of this info forward. Here you go guys.  *Here are a few of the things I learned today.

New books by Stephanie Osborn.

Writer Beware blog.

Jim C. Hines Pose off with John Scalzi.

According to Hoyt.

My name is not Bob.

*Just click on the highlighted words to follow the link.

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Once upon a time there was a woman who was a writer. She was either cursed or blessed from birth to be so and there was much debate on which it was. One day a very discouraging (and not very original) person told her not to give up her day job. The woman smiled and said that was a wonderful idea. Following the unwittingly clever advice of her critic, the woman found a job working nights, which left her days free to write. Even better, the night job had an unusual schedule which packed two weeks worth of work into one, so the writer was able to have every other week off to sit on her front porch, daydream, and of course write. However, working at night and writing during the day left little time for sleep, so the poor writer occasionally went a little mad, but she decided it was an acceptable price to pay to be able to continue following her curse-blessing. Also she likes tea. :)
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3 Responses to FYI

  1. Mythreyi says:

    I have not actually followed through on any of the links you just provided- mostly because I’m running out of time to actually go through them. I guess I’ll be back sometime to do that as well.. But I was thinking the exact same thing just about 5 minutes ago- about how much information I pick up in the little time I spend in front of this screen right here. It’s amazing, isn’t it?

  2. Julie Israel says:

    You’re right– how absolutely mind-boggling it is that we are surrounded with so much information! Thanks for the refreshing perspective :)

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