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JoniB

I wouldn't call it "laziness" but another art form. Roads draw me as well. They offer to lead you to mysterious locations or rousing adventure. Roads call you.

Keep taking the pictures! I live in a congested city so the open landscape is so attractive to me.

Elizabeth

I love photos almost as much as I love words. Thank you for posting these beautiful, evocative ones.

linda

i love the shadow in the second photo

linda

actually, i love everything about that photo.

Glenn Court

Wait until the road sign bug bites...

Barbara

Thanks for all your comments - And Glenn - the road sign bug has already bitten big time.

John

This is my first time on your blog and I absolutely aoerdd it. Especially this post. I aspire to be a fiction writer and I do the same thing whenever I need inspiration. I try to read as many books of fiction as possible, keeping the genre and style varied. It helps me find my voice.Thank you for posting this and reminding me that it can only be good for me to take a break and read one more good novel.

Eustaquio

I think networking is iavalunble, Edie. I do confess though, that I'm a real slacker when it comes to Facebook, MySpace, etc. Just don't have the time to devote to that type of networking. Even with my regular loops I have a hard time keeping up.Have to agree with Karin on the shmoozing part. Yes, I love meeting people and keep in mind that its the person first and the agent/editor/author second that I want to meet.Love the photo of the cat in the bookcase, by the way. Got my first laugh this morning.

Werner

"A cinematic vpriame"? Hey, break out the teeth!More seriously -- good post. a) Yes, writers and editors as co-workers. Good way of conceptualizing it. That'll still make some people on the outside bitter, but they'll be bitter no matter what.b) You're snarky, but you're not vicious. (The "baiting" part, I think is just poor word choice.)c) There are occasional discussions of "Should book reviews only be positive?" in various parts of the internets. I don't think only-positive reviews are /ever/ very useful, but it's much easier with reviewing gigs that are anonymous (or at least theoretically so). As someone who (used to) blog about books a little bit, and who has various authors on her flist, I did think about what I was saying and how I wanted to say it. It's not a crime, it's just a fact.And yeah, a choice.Edit: And d) as I meant to say originally, yes indeed, reviews (be they formal ones or not) are not meant for the author. It's a response to what the author put out there. It can be a conversation with the author, potentially, /at a remove/, but the review itself is not a forum for that.Edited at 2011-03-03 06:33 pm (UTC)

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