Writers’ Roundup: May 14

Thanks to all of you who left encouraging notes on my good-news post this week. I feel your love!

My list of links is short this week:

  • I recently discovered this site on taking a career break to travel: Briefcase to Backpack. Let them inspire you.
  • The Gatekeeper begs us not to compare our books to Eat, Pray, Love. I’m guilty of doing this and I bet some of the writers reading this post are, too. We should all think twice before doing it again.
  • Moonrat says when it comes to your book, you’ve got to be your own evil drill sergeant. Because you can’t count on anyone to fix things later.
  • After experimenting with Tumblr for a few months — because I might want to know how to use the micro-blogging platform in my next job (whatever that will be) — I’ve decided to turn it into What Lexi Reads, a running commentary on the many books that make it onto my nightstand.

This weekend I’m heading to the first-ever Compleat Biographer Conference in Boston. I hope to report back next week that I learned a trick or two.

3 Responses

  1. The great topic, and very helpfully. thanks

  2. Oooh…I’m guilty of the whole E,P,L comparison. Very guilty. I wonder if it’s OK to describe your MS as E,P,L meets XYZ. Wow, way too many letters right here, but you know what I mean. 🙂

    • I think we can all try to find another book to compare it to. Even though my book is like EPL in some ways, one author who interviewed me for her podcast called it the anti-EPL, because I’m not looking for love or running from a relationship. So to find another comparison book, I just need to look at it from a different angle. Get what I mean?

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