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Yes, it’s summer. Summer: roses in bloom, farm-fresh strawberries and yellow donut peaches, warm evenings, leafy trees, swimming pools, ice cream, watermelons, sleeping in, sleeping late…

  • Janet Fitch’s very wise 10 Writing Tips
  • HEY! HOW’S THAT NOVEL COMING ALONG? YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED? (Really: my dry cleaner is STILL asking me, 4 years after I told her I was writing a novel. I regret having told her. I should have just said I work in HR–that tends to shut people right up): The quiet hell of 10 years of novel writing
  • Dear Sugar’s remarkable column. “How you get unstuck.”
  • Acting with James Franco (watch all of them!)
  • You know about my love affair with VONA. Sharline Chiang is guest contributor at The Basin Blog, and is generously sharing her notes from various workshops, beginning with Gail Tsukiyama and David Mura
  • Mel Gibson’s f*cking rants, visualized (yet another great use case for Wordle–the best use case being that you should plug your writing in and see which words you use most for editing purposes)
  • This iPhone/ EVO youtube video has me cracking up…even weeks later
  • Jeffrey Eugenides discusses his novel-in-progress. (Original interview w Galassi on his novel-in-progress here).

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If last month’s links were heavy on rejection, this month’s links are focused on race and support. ;)

Happy clicking and reading!

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sidewalk graffiti: "Never Forget..."

More luscious links.

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Feral cat hunting on Emeryville point

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Links, again.

Facing the novel is difficult. It’s so difficult that I will often do a million other difficult and heartbreaking things before I’ll face my novel. Like teach. Being a teacher is teaching me that not everyone is cut out for academics, and not everyone will even have an ounce of love for the thing I love (reading and writing), and not everyone can be saved, but it’s my job to inspire anyway. Sometimes no one is following me because they don’t want to go where I’m going, so I have to go back and fetch them and usher them forward. Sometimes someone will say “I quit” and that’s possibly the worst feeling for both them and for me, and I will want to quit, too. But I have to continue to inspire.

Facing the novel is difficult. But I love it anyway. Making headway on my revision–very very slow headway. But making headway.

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Oak Cottage at dusk

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ladybugs huddled for warmth

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Links and odds and ends, to share…

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Some links I want to share:

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