Writers’ Roundup: October 7

October 7, 2011

Happy fall!

I’m writing from my parents’ house in upstate New York, where I’m hanging out with Cooper (the dog I brought home from a writer’s colony) while they’re on vacation. So far, this has proven to be one of the best perks of becoming self-employed; I can work from wherever is convenient!

Thought-provoking links from this week:

  • Emily Harris writes about fall fun for the deranged. Now THAT’S how to blog about your life in a way that’s interesting and engaging, not to mention hilarious.
  • The Online Journalism Reviews asks, What does job security mean for a journalist? The interesting part about this piece is that so much of it can apply to workers in any industry. Robert Niles writes: “To me, job security means working for someone who I know will never fire me. In my experience, with this industry in this economy, there’s only one person I trust fits that description: Me.”
  • Insightful piece on why people love memoirs, from Verbatim. It’s a blog that focuses on market research and social media, not memoir, which is partly what makes this interesting.
  • The most important decision in your career, says Seth Godin, is what you’ll do next. Which is a great question to end on: With all of the opportunities before you, what will you decide to do today?

Enjoy the weekend!

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