Link Soup w/Crisp Lettuce

I’m working–trying to finish the third draft of this story before the pop culture references are completely outdated, so I apologize for the lack of posts in the last week. 

Here are a few things I’ve read lately that keep me thinking.

The economy has hit the magazine industry hard. In the last month my two favorites have folded. Domino and Cottage Living are no longer published. They had plenty of subscribers, but advertising dollars drive that industry. The NYT explains it all here. I’m hoarding my last few issues. Most of what I know about garden design came from Cottage Living. I’m sad.

Here is a wonderful blog on “budget philanthropy, making a difference on a dime.” Spread Change will make you feel good just reading it. Enjoy.

The Book Deal is a recent discovery of mine. It’s for writers and book people, and full of good advice. It’s now one of my regular reads.

The character I’m currently writing has a huge passive aggressive streak. Bacon claims I’m all aggressive, and he’s probably right. I’ve been called blunt. I may resemble that remark. But . . . I live with two classic P.A.’s, and I laughed out loud when I first saw passiveaggressivenotes.com

And finally, If you haven’t read Dogs and Goddesses by Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stewart, and Lani Diane Rich, you should. It’s funny, sexy, and not of this world. Here’s the link to the blog by the authors.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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