This is our other tab-clearing section. If we stop reading about writing, maybe we can get some writing done…
Reading about Writing
Are We Different People in Different Languages? (at Lithub)
This is a jar full of major characters (at timemachineyeah.tumblr.com)
Nuts and Bolts
A Simple Exercise to Improve Your Prose Style (at Flogging Babel)
Best of Writer Beware: 2015 in Review (at VictoriaStrauss.com)
- The Picture Game (with K. Tempest Bradford)
- Out of Place Artifact (at Wikipedia)
- ‘Lost world’ of cold weather dinosaurs discovered (at Science Daily)
What is cat-waxing? I learned of it many years ago on OWWSFF. It was apparently coined by Teresa Nielsen-Hayden in 1999, and it is any “writing-displacement activity.” You should be writing, but instead you’re washing the duvets, and organizing the knickknacks, and eventually you find yourself waxing your cat to a high sheen. I wish my cat-waxing urges expressed themselves in terms of cleanliness, but alas, mine are all…um…self-education-related. (That means “reading things on the internet.” Alack.)
One thought on “Catwaxing: Lost Worlds Edition”
Your cat-waxing activities mirror mine, as my messy, dusty home can attest. Feh. Of course what I should be writing are syllabi and activities and homework assignments and tests….
There. That did it. I think I’ll be able to get some work done now.