A Perfunctory Guide to Writers Looking for Publishers -
I’m asked at least once a week how to get published. Once upon a time, this was a very straightforward answer:
1. Write a novel.
2. Write a query letter.
3. Send the query letter to agents or to editors.
4. Rinse and repeat until said agents and editors ask to see the rest.
5. Rinse and…
Jorge Luis Borges
As usual, John Green gets it right.
REVOLTINGLY AWESOME CHOCOLATE CAKE
2 cups white sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup GOOD cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all but water in a mixing bowl. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Boil water, stir into cake batter. Pour into two greased 8” cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a fork comes out clean.
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
Stir together then beat the hell out of it with your mixer for, like, a minute.
Bird Door, Raleighwood
Maggie, in profile.
Thomas Lion, showing that he thinks the storm winds of Hurricane Irene only make him look more regal than usual.
Yeah, seriously. This is genius!
Are you serious? This is going in my home.
Matt Mason - the Buzz Lightyear of 1969.
Having lived through 1969 and The Major Matt Mason hype, I can attest that he was cashing in on the NASA craze but MMM lacked Buzz Lightyear’s panaché and sense of humor.
And, even as an eight-year old kid, I thought the Space Crawler and Moon Suit were incredibly lame.