Quiet days in cliche. But…

May 27, 2009 at 10:37 pm | In ideas, innovation, newspapers | 2 Comments

It’s no doubt a sign of mental rot when one writes entries (or anything) with puns for titles, but there you have it: I’ve hit a wall. Until I manage to break the cliche (by smashing the mold, say), the pun I’m sorry to say will have to stand in for what should pass muster as enthusiasm.

Which isn’t to say that I’m not enthusiastic about some things I’m reading, mostly online. Yesterday, for example, 1889.ca – who is a real live neighbor of mine (Mike literally lives across the street and around the corner, but I didn’t even know he existed until we met through Twitter) – wrote a brilliant blog post called My Book Industry Blueprint (v0.2a1). This article really does break the mold, bust the cliche, and I encourage anyone interested in publishing (including not just book publishing, but all other categories as well) to click through and read the entry in full.

From the first sentence (“The publishing industry is broken, and not just in a ‘that glass is chipped but if you drink out of the other side you’re fine’ sorta way.”) you know this is going to be a great read.

Go. Read. It. Now.

And in the meantime, I will try to peel myself off that wall I’ve hit – it’s not very comfortable, it ruins my perspective, and it does nothing for my writing.

2 Comments

  1. Think of that mental rot as fertilizer for the next bumper crop of good stuff to emerge, grow, and bloom. And the link was a good read — much food for thought (to keep the agricultural cliches going…)

    Comment by maria — May 28, 2009 #

  2. Good idea, Maria – a variant on making lemonades of lemons, haha!

    Comment by Yule — May 28, 2009 #

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