If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always had.

Friday, February 10, 2006


You are a Black Coffee

At your best, you are: low maintenance, friendly, and adaptable

At your worst, you are: cheap and angsty

You drink coffee when: you can get your hands on it

Your caffeine addiction level: high

I learned from this that the difference between black coffee and frappuccino is two answers, and while I do love my coffee, I am not an espresso. Espresso people are chihuahuas; I'm more like a St. Bernard!

Oh, my, I think it's going to be a long day...

(This was pinched from Claire, and I only did it because it was about coffee, which I desperately need more of today.)

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Way Of The Cheetah

If you're looking for a quick read how-to book on writing, you NEED to click here and buy a copy of The Way Of The Cheetah by Lynn Viehl. It's a 77 page e-book, so once your paltry payment of $9.95 is processed, you can download and read it. It has plenty of white space, so it's easy to read, and it's in plain English with no fluff. I'm not a fast reader, and I read it in under an hour.

Lynn doesn't write about writing, per se. She writes about upping your productivity by setting up your space, taking care of your health, finding the right schedule, and editing effectively. She debunks myths and suppositions that non-writers have about writers, and, more importantly, tells the reader plainly that they're going to slow you down if you buy into them.

If you're looking for help with plotting or character creation, check out Holly Lisle's e-books at that site. You won't get that from The Way Of The Cheetah. What you will get is an easy read and a lot of practical information that can easily translate from writing to every day life.

You can find Lynn on the web at Paperback Writer.