I've been editing flash and shorts over at jmww for about a month now. Interesting to sit on the other side of the desk. What I've heard editors and agents say is true -- you can tell in the first few sentences if the story's a tanker or a keeper. Learning so much about first impressions, the hook, the opening.
First there was slow food... now there's slow information. I'm not the only person suffering from social media fatigue. Academic presses are having a tough time trying to figure out how to condense a scholarly treatise into tweet-size bytes. Maybe I'll start tweeting my dissertation... now there's a market!
Mark Kerkstetter -- poet, essayist, flasher, artist, philosopher... heck, just call him AMAZING -- graciously invited me over to his blog The Bricoleur to pontificate on BIRTHING BEN and all things writing. Check out the photo of my notebook taken by my son Will.
Where's the beef? In my freezer. Any ideas on what to do with a quarter of a grass-fed cow? I just bought one. Hamburgers for life. Yum.
Heading up to Boston for the annual AcademyHealth conference. I'll be scarce on the web, grooving on the latest and greatest in health services research whilst chowing in some of the best joints in the country. And my old stomping ground. Of course, I'll be writing in my down time -- Beantown's Ben's home, too.