In the ten years since Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love was published, many people have taken their own adventures. Now she wants to hear from you. Elizabeth Gilbert is organizing an anthology composed entirely of your essays. Use this link to submit your 1,500-word essay by July 31.
What if authors were only paid when readers turned a page? “Amazon will soon start paying authors based on how many pages are read—not how many pages are downloaded, but how many pages are displayed on the screen long enough to be parsed.”
Have you read this lighthearted “Daily Shouts” column from The New Yorker? Two weeks of status updates from your vague friend on Facebook. We’ve all probably read a few like this.
Serena Williams won her 20th Grand Slam title. Incredible dedication!
Ever wonder how the stuff in your recycling bin actually gets recycled? Hank Green explains. (Book fans: Hank is John Green’s brother.)
Receiving compliments with grace. “Many of us find it difficult to accept compliments but easy to believe the slightest criticism. Today, right now, lets make a choice to fully accept compliments as we would a gift.” The Daily Om.
Speaking of grace. My blog friend Tori has grace in spades. This Father’s Day was her first without her dad, who was killed last summer. Her beautiful words moved me to tears. (xoxo, Tori!)
Have a great weekend, and a great 4th for those of you in the US!