Cognitive Connection October 16

Cognitive Connection. Thinking. Image courtesy of stock.xchng®My usual posting schedule has been off this month, but I have some good stuff coming up – including a new interview with an entrepreneur. For today, I leave you with some of my preferred reads from the week.

  • My favorite story for the week is Liz Sheffield’s Bus Debate. I’m letting this one speak for itself.
  • November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as “NanNoWriMo.” The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. Even if you don’t plan to write a novel, you could use this approach as motivation for other projects. I’m considering it, but haven’t made my decision yet.
  • NW Jobs Nine to Five Blog How Much Money Could Working from Home Save You? By Michelle Goodman This subject is especially interesting to me because the last company I worked for tried various telecommuting pilots and they mostly failed. Now matter how convincing the research or cost-savings, the corporate culture was based on face time. Now one of my clients is 100% virtual—no offices, period—and it’s been fascinating to see how they make it work.
  • Quips and Tips for Successful Writers Example of a Query Letter for Unpublished Writer Blogger and writer Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen always has great advice for fellow writers and this one is especially helpful if you haven’t been published.
  • We The ’Bistro Confessions of a Ghost Tweeter. Writer Lisbeth Tanz shares her experiences twittering for other people. A fun post that’s also loaded with useful tips.

Did you read anything that particularly stuck with you this week? Share, please! The floor is yours.

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3 thoughts on “Cognitive Connection October 16

  1. I’m an aspiring children’s author and, surprisingly, I haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo. I have a project I’ve been working in for two years now. I suppose I could attempt it next month! (I also thought it was cool that we had the same name…ha-ha.) Looking forward to reading your blog!

  2. Thanks for the shout out, Jesaka. I am also debating about NaNoMo…will be anxious to hear your decision (and to figure it out for myself)! Can’t wait to check out the info on telecommuting and also the query letter info. As always, I appreciate your connections.

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