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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
  New Treatments for Old (and New) Stuff


I am not a fan, but since I know a lot of you are, here's the trailer:










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From EW’s Shelf Life Sept 14 on Border's demise:

This photo by Reddit user Jessers25 is just heartbreaking. While the subject matter is inherently sad, the thoughtful composition is what elicits an even stronger emotional response. The first thing that comes to mind with this photograph is the “rule of thirds”; note the way the structural components of the store cut the image into separate, contrasting color blocks: the gunmetal of the industrial carpet, the shadowy off-white of the ceiling, and the glare of corporate red. Note the curious placement of the wood panels—the asymmetry throws the viewer off-balance, leaving her unprepared and therefore devastated by the quiet irony of the Thomas Jefferson quote. Only after moments of reflection do you realize that “World History” are sneakily the cruelest words of all:
I cannot live without books....

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For Stephen King fans--from io9

At an awards ceremony at George Mason University last Friday, Stephen King regaled audiences with a chapter from Doctor Sleep, his upcoming novel about a grown-up Danny Torrance from The Shining.



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I've been housebound this week ( a medical problem that was taken care of) and believe it or not, it's been great! I started serious work on a new project, read three books from author's who asked me to blurb, did a guest post, even did a couple of projects around the house I've been putting off.

Sometimes not being able to go to the gym, shop, run errands, or do housework frees you to let your creative juices flow. I know I have to get back to a regular schedule soon (in one more week) but I'm going to enjoy every moment of my house arrest.

Got a friend with a new book out this week, too. Cherie Priest's steam-punk Ganymede.



From her website: ... I do very much hope you’ll take a chance on this, my fourth Clockwork Century novel,* set in my alternate history universe with a drawn-out American Civil War complicated by a peculiar form of zombie uprising!

Cherie is a terrific writer and this is at the top of my TBR pile.

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I keep thinking of the blog post I did this week for Mina Kahn . She's doing a series of posts about inspiration. It got me wondering...what (or who) inspires you? As a writer? As a person? As an artist? Is inspiration an external or internal thing? I don't know exactly when my post goes up, but when it does, I'll share what I said. For the time being, I'd love to hear your thoughts.





















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Comments:
I just write what my breakfast cereal tells me....
 
How much longer are you in quarantine (for said medical *problem*)? A month? (I hope.) Two months? (more hope)
 
Suzanne-- so that's your secret??? I've been listening to soup cans. Now I know where I went wrong!
 
Tough luck, Mario-- I'll be back at critique next week!
 
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