I haven’t done any link-whoring in a long time. Here are a couple of things that are worth reading:
HelenKay has a most excellent discussion on the nature of a writer’s voice at her blog. When I stop feeling so groggy I might even weigh in with a semi-coherent opinion, because I find the topic really interesting.
And Monica Jackson’s “Five Things Romance Heroines Never Say” had me snorting out loud.
Edit to add: Oh dear god. After years of Internet surfing and looking unflinchingly at the Goatse man, fursuitsex.com and Harry Potter slash fiction, I thought I was hardened enough to not be surprised any more. And yet, this latest beauty trend has surprised me. (Link thanks to Chaos Theory.)