The 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 list 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.)
Today 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.
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.