Last week, I posted a poll to get your opinion on “Cognitive Connection.” While I didn’t get tons of feedback, a few people did take the time to email me, saying leave it as is. So, unless I overwhelmingly hear differently this week, I’m sticking with it.
One small change I will make is that I’ll try to limit the links to five for spring and summer. I find that I spend less time at my computer on weekends when the weather warms up. Even if I’m reading, it’s likely to be a book in a park or by the pool. Of course, I’ll continue encouraging everyone to share their favorite reading from the week.
- MarketCopywriter Blog Copywriting Jargon Got You Confused? Here’s help. This hilarious quiz will test your knowledge of copywriting lingo. The best part? If you don’t make a perfect grade, there are links to very helpful copywriting vocabulary resources.
- Mashable 5 Tips for Building Online Friendships Between online classes and joining groups like Freelance Success (FLX), many of my connections with fellow writers and freelancers begin online. That doesn’t make them any less important and this article focuses on building quality relationships. I highly recommend it.
- WordCount: Announcing the 3rd annual WordCount Blogathon. Registration is officially open for Michelle Rafter’s WordCount Blogathon, which runs May 1-31. Michelle’s goal is to have 100 writers participate. Originally, I wanted to join, but along the way, I made several big May commitments, including a new copywriting client and a writing class. I’m not sure I’ll be joining this year but I’ll definitely be cheering for those who do.
- The Atlantic How to Write in 700 Easy Lessons The Case Against Writing Manuals by Richard Basch The author makes a great case for what most how-to writing books leave out: reading and hard work.
- The Writer’s [Inner] Journey: The 5-Question [Writer] Interview: Amy Paturel I love Meredith Resnick’s interview with essayist and writing teacher Amy Paturel, who talks about “how being frightened is a good sign, the truth about truth in essays and finding stories while fast asleep.”
Your turn. Any great reads that you’d like to share with your fellow readers? Print counts, too. If you’re hooked on a new book or loved an article or essay in a magazine, include it here. Please share in the comments below. Thanks!