Links for a Rainy Day

Humorous Rules for Writing
("Fumblerules," "Perverse Rules," etc.)
Since the 1970s at least, lists of humorous rules for writing have circulated around schools, universities, and offices. The humor depends on each rule contradicting the very advice it gives, such as "Don't use no double negatives."
Guidelines for Writing Children’s Books, by Rebecca Ryals Russell

Ernest Hemingway's 5 Tips for Writing Well - Copyblogger

Talking Books - The Essentials of Plot

A Writer's Life: Seven Things Writing Professors Never Tell You
A Guest Post by Lev Raphael at Mark David Gerson's Blog, A Writer's Life.

13 writing tips by Chuck Palahniuk

10 Turnoffs Keeping Readers from My Blog

BookCrossing - the World's Biggest Free Book Club: Catch and Release Used Books

BookCrossing is earth-friendly, and gives you a way to share your books, clear your shelves, and conserve precious resources at the same time. Through our own unique method of recycling reads, BookCrossers give life to books. A book registered on BookCrossing is ready for adventure.

Leave it on a park bench, a coffee shop, at a hotel on vacation. Share it with a friend or tuck it onto a bookshelf at the gym -- anywhere it might find a new reader! What happens next is up to fate, and we never know where our books might travel. Track the book's journey around the world as it is passed on from person to person.

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