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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Linkdump for January 26th

by Rob Friesel

New Rules For Writers: Ignore Publicity, Shun Crowds, Refuse Recognition And More by Anis Shivani at HuffPo (tagged: writing philosophy fiction books publishing todo ) How to Publish Your Book on Amazon Kindle (tagged: publishing Amazon DIY ) Performance Research, Part 4: Maximizing Parallel Downloads in the Carpool Lane at Yahoo! User Interface Blog (YUIBlog) — […]

on footnotes, links, and cognition

by Rob Friesel

Recently, Nicholas Zakas wrote a blog post about switching from “embedded links” to footnotes. His decision was largely in response to some data cited in Nicholas Carr’s book The Shallows1; of those data, Carr writes: The test subjects who read the pages linearly actually scored considerably higher on a subsequent comprehension test than those who […]

Good vs. Great

by not non-fiction

Lessons From the Slushpile: Good vs. Great: At Inkpunks:

As writers we get so accustomed to identifying what’s wrong with things. We read and we pick out the things we don’t like about a story, what we think the author did wrong. Maybe it’s time…