A Mostly Random Collection of Links

It’s a sleepy kind of day here, absolutely pouring rain, cold and grey, more like March than June, even here in the urban rainforest where I live. I’m feeling unproductive, so in a bid to get something useful done, I’m closing some links on my poor, overtaxed computer, the ones I’ve kept open with the intention of sharing. So today, I’ll share!

I’ve happened across quite a bit lately on responding to reviews. Here, a brilliant bit of perspective from author Beth Revis on handling negative ones: http://bethrevis.blogspot.ca/2012/05/how-to-respond-to-negative-reviews.html

Eileen Cook shares her own feelings about reviews on her blog: http://www.eileencook.com/blog/?p=3238

Changing gears completely, one of my favourite photographers, Steve Carter, shares a few panoramic shots of some incredibly beautiful places here: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/panoramics.htm

These next couple you’ll already have seen if you follow the blog at siwc.ca, but in case you missed them:

My friend Tyner has copies of his first published book in his hands. His take on the first book process here: http://tynergillies.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/first-time-novel-experience/

Writer Ginger Calem shares her story of achieving a goal, including an encouter with writer Jo Beverley: http://gingercalem.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/writersbutt-goes-international/

And lastly, the world lost writer Ray Bradbury this week. Whether you’re a Bradbury fan or not, if you’re a book lover, Nephele Tempest’s post is well worth a read: http://knightagency.net/2012/06/the-books-that-make-us/

Two posts in one week… don’t know if I can keep up this pace, but I’ll try! More soon, with any luck.





  1. Ginger Calem
    Jun 8, 2012

    Thank you for the shout out, Kathy. All this excitement has been fabulous. If I didn’t adore summer so much, and have a ms to finish, I’d wish it was October right now! :)

    • Kathy
      Jun 8, 2012

      It’s a good story. :)