[links] Link salad couldn’t be paid to stop there

A reader reacts to Endurance — And likes the book quite a bit.

To Develop Expertise, Motivation is Necessary but Insufficient — There’s a lesson in this piece for both aspiring writers and working writers.

CO2 climate sensitivity ‘overestimated’Global temperatures could be less sensitive to changing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels than previously thought, a study suggests. Interesting stuff.

We Are the 99.9% — Paul Krugman on income distribution and productivity.

NYT Claims Increasing Bipartisan Support for Plans that Could Raise the Cost of Medicare Policies by $34 Trillion — Mmm, that conservative privatization fetish is really going to pay off this time!

?otd: Ever been to Cleveland?


11/26/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 11.5 (solid sleep plus napping)
Weight: 207.8
Currently (re)reading: I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

One thought on “[links] Link salad couldn’t be paid to stop there

  1. re the expertise article, insofar as writing goes, the advice would seem to be to learn what good writing is, and how it works, in order to become a good writer. Not just casual reading, but deliberative reading, with the aim of understanding how someone else came to write something else well.

    I think it may have been Roger Zelazny who, at the start of his career, re-typed a number of Theodore Sturgeon stories to understand how they worked, and to figure out why Sturgeon made the choices he did in writing a particular story. Much like the article’s example of studying classic chess games, trying to predict a grandmaster’s next move and why they would make it.

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