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I should probably be doing more link pimps here. There's a lot of good stuff out there. Of course, some of it I want to shamelessly steal for my own articles, but there's still enough left over that I couldn't pilfer in a lifetime.
So you should totally check them out...before I "disappear" this post and pilage its contents some day when I can't think of anything original to write.
Why Fiction is Good for You- There's a real question about the utility of storytelling. But humans are storytelling animals. Find out why fiction is good for you.
9 Arbitrary Ways to get Your Writing Rejected- Some of these are very random (like a protagonist carrying around a battered copy of Dostoevsky) but some are worth being careful of in one's own writing (like lots of description early on without an action in sight).
10 Life Enhancing Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less- I'm a firm advocate that good writing comes from stepping off the merry-go-round of this insane culture's pounding distraction of artificial urgency. Take a moment and remember that you really aren't defined by the features in you car...or even your car.
What It's Really Like to Be a Copy Editor- Just because I don't like people who are obnoxious about prescriptivism doesn't mean they're wrong. (Just insufferable.) But unless there's an artistic reason for breaking a rule, you gotta trust people who dedicate their lives to this stuff.
25 Reasons Writers are Bug Fuck Nuts- A hilarious list of reasons that writers are completely bat-shit insane. And I laugh about it because if I don't, you'll notice that my voice is wavering and my eye has begun to twitch.