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I have a new story (yes, yet another new story) eating my brain, so today’s post is just going to be a bunch of links to other people’s intelligent babblings.

Jim C. Hines talks about how being a Black Belt and Writing are similar. I’ve been seriously considering taking up some form of martial arts, so this was a very interesting post for me.

Over at Black Ink, White Paper Eden Baylee talks about Rude Behaviour on Twitter. Social media can be a new and confusing place for a lot of people. It would be so much better for everyone if people just followed her simple suggestions.

This story from the Atlantic Wire about An Unpublished Novelist’s Week as Fake Cormac McCarthy is a perfect example of what not to do on Twitter.

Yesterday, Ilona Andrews talked about Inspiration and her trick for becoming unstuck from writer’s block. It’s actually a suggestion I’ve never seen before, so next time I run into a wall, I may just employ this technique.

Kameron Hurley talks about Self-Sabotage:

Failure is always easier than success. It’s easy to say that you failed because of some external thing. It’s harder to get up, dust yourself off, and say, “Next time, I’ll do better.”

Amen, sister. Amen.

And, as usual, Mr. Chuck Wendig has several fabulous posts up. The first is last week’s post about 25 Things Writers Should Know About Agents.  This week he talks about 25 Things You Should Know About Story Structure.

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