Writing mistakes

Ten Mistakes Writers Don’t See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do) is a list of mistakes many writers make. I wouldn’t call the fixes "easy".

He has some good articles and book reviews at his site, too.

(via J-Walk Blog)

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Body Mass Index

I’ve seen a lot of reports on the news the past week about the Body Mass Index (BMI), a measure of body fat based on weight and height. Here’s one online calculator to determine your BMI. I’m in the Normal Weight range. This has been around for a long time; I wonder why it’s getting a lot of press lately.

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John Updike

I’m watching an interview of John Updike on The History Channel, and he appears to be amicable and intelligent. I have a lot of his books but haven’t read any of them; I’ve had the impression of him as being uptight and ostentatious, probably because he’s written critical reviews I have no interest in and works for The New Yorker. I have to stop assuming things; he’s a wonderful talker, being precise and honest in the interview. I think I’m going to get his new collection of short-stories, The Early Stories : 1953-1975.

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Screenplays

A whole lot of screenplays.

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The day after tomorrow

Awesome special effects in this movie trailer.

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