Link Roundup: Good Stuff From This Week

Another week is behind us. PLUS IT’S JULY. Which means winter is one week closer. Which means I’m going to start mourning summer right now.

And while I mourn summer before it even ends, I’ll be reading through these awesome links!

  • This post on is by far one of the best posts I’ve ever read on the topic of getting things done. Honestly, I think every person should read this. If there’s ever been something you wanted to do, you have to read it. No matter what. Please take 10 minutes, read it, and let it sink in. Here’s a sample: You are here now. Eventually, you will be gone. You have but a nanosecond on the universal clock to do whatever it is you’re going to do. When that time is gone, it’s gone. Forever.That means that although what you do doesn’t matter to the universe, it should matter one hell of a lot to YOU.
  • This week I discovered and specifically this post with 6 sales tips for absolute beginners. If you have any kind of business, even if you’re a writer, and you sell a service or product, you should check this out. It’s a basic list, but a smart one nonetheless.
  • This post isn’t exactly new (um, it was first posted in 2005), but I just finished Stephen King’s memoir/craft book On Writing and this postis a nice mini-version of the book. An example from this post:12. If it’s bad, kill it
    When it comes to people, mercy killing is against the law. When it comes to fiction, it is the law.
  • I recently started reading Dani Shapiro’s memoir Devotion and have been reading her blog quite a bit. She’s perceptive in her writing, and on top of that she’s an engaging and beautiful writer who makes you think. This post about living a writer’s life is especially thought-provoking.
  • Over on, Brandi-Ann writes about creativity and inspiration, but for me, this post about finding the courage you need to fulfill your dreams was especially interesting. If you feel like you need a nudge every so often, check out her blog.
  • Now, in addition to writing blogs I read a few really good style blogs. This post by Jill on caught my eye because of the photos. Book and typewriter and style nerds—get ready to salivate.

Happy holiday weekend, folks. I hope yours is filled with good eats, sunshine, fireworks, and plenty of time to relax with a good book!


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