On Other Blogs #12

Ron writes about a distant relative, Louis Becke, who was his aunt's great uncle. Becke was an Australian writer who lived from 1855 to 1913. He travelled extensively through the South Pacific and was, at one time, arrested for piracy. He lived for a time in London where his work was admired by such writers as Rudyard Kipling and Joseph Conrad.

On the "BldgBlog" weblog Simon Sellars author of The Lonely Planet Guide to Micronations is interviewed. Nice story about the declaration of the Independent Republic of Bentleigh, which was later invaded by Poland.

"The Daily Flute" riffs on the recent O.J. Simpson brouhaha, and a recent series of ads that have been running for Abebooks lately, to offer a book title that has just been "pulped" by Rupert Murdoch's publishing empire.

With under a week to go in NaNoWriMo, Daniel Hadati has hit just over 31,000 words, or 62% of his 50,000 word target. Doesn't look like he's going to make it. He is interviewed by Sean Lindsay on 101 Reasons to Stop Writing. Wouldn't have thought any of us needed 101.

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