Hoping everyone has had a pleasant week! I’ve realized I haven’t done a Weekend Wrap-up in a while, so I hurriedly dug stuff out of the Internet on a Friday lunch break…and it’s actually some of the most interesting links I’ve found. Huh.
Here are my findings for the week.
- A tongue-in-cheek little fiction piece on the absurdity of BEING POSITIVE! 😀 (I find it funny I got linked to this on International Happiness Day.)
- I Have A Tote Bag About How Much I Love Books. Because “food co-ops,” “public radio,” and “theater repertory companies” aren’t good enough. Another gem from the McSweeney’s machine. (And yes, it’s satire).
- What does it mean to write what you know? No, it doesn’t mean fighter pilots can only write about fighter piloting and you – dear imaginative but liver-of-a-not-as-epic-world writer – can’t. “Writing what you know on the inside is another story,” says Pam.
- Face it, we all hate short stories. And I was adamant on only writing them for the sake of passing a class, with grimace in my teeth, before reading this article (and the Bradbury quote it opens with). It brings up some very strong points. Maybe it is worth getting off your ass to write a short story, as painful as the little devils are.
On other stuff that happens on Earth
- When you get sucked into the spiral of endless learning by your hobbies.
- On why pursuing a program and career in music is nothing to be laughed off of (hands up, standing ovation to this post and 100 points for pursuing the creative industry!).
- What it means to be “high functioning [insert disability here]” – something I haven’t really thought about and I really appreciate this brave and articulate writer for pointing it out #HighFunctioningMeans.