Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[links] Link salad questions authority

An excerpt from a review of my story "The American Dead" is referenced as a usage example in an online dictionary site — That's funny.

calico_reaction reviews Better Off Undead — In which I have a story.

truepenny on the problem of genrejoshenglish comments as well.

thirdworld talks about writerly ego and confidence — Riffing on this post by kmarkhoover. They're on to something important here, which I'll try to blog about this weekend. In short: it takes a vast amount of hubris to believe that anyone wants to pay money to read your words in the first place, yet writers are notoriously insecure about their work. What gives?

The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Diamond Heist

Pandagon on conservatives, sex and marriage

Did Cheney Run a Murder-on-demand Program? — Huh. A very strange piece in Harper's. Not sure how to evaluate this. If we still used Clinton Rules, this would be front page news in all the major papers.

?otD: 1984 or Brave New World?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride, 10 minutes of isometrics and stretching
This morning's weigh-in: 218.8
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Watchmen by Alan Moore etc.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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