A couple weeks worth of linky

alanajoli made me A lolcat for me. Isn’t it adorable? 🙂

lnhammer posts his dogmatic writing advice manifesto.

kporterbooks asks are we listening to teens, or just hearing them? (Via revisionnotes.)

Publisher’s Weekly reports a new Madeleine L’Engle novel.

msagara on how being a mother is like being a writer.

tammy212 on why she’s a feminist.

msagara again, on why we can’t all simply choose to write bestsellers, but also on the choices writers can make.

coppervale says: “…never give up what you want the most, for what you want most at that moment.” Along with other wise things about the business of being a writer.

When I left St. Louis in 1993 to move to Tucson, the Mississippi River was rising behind me, lapping at the steps of the Gateway Arch. The flooding there gave me a sort of pre-desert lesson as to just how powerful water can be. Yet according to one geologist (and no doubt others) the city’s development still ignores the hard facts of living on a flood plain.

Speaking of St. Louis and the Midwest, the good news is that the New Madrid fault may be less dangerous as previously thought. The bad news is that the Wabash Valley Fault just might be more dangerous.

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