Wednesday Wanderings: Cumberbatch, How To Be A Successful Writer, What Not to Wear, and Upside-Down Iceberg

Benedict Cumberbatch, in a skit for Jimmy Kimmel Live, takes on a variety of names, both real and fictional, to see how well they sound if he were trying to pick up a date. Sorry, but he had me at “Hi”:

What’s In A Name

In this response to a tumblr question, Neil Gaiman gives the secret to becoming a successful writer. Apparently, we have been doing it all wrong:

Success As A Writer

We’ve all seen those posts- What Not To Wear After 40, 50, etc. Here’s the only one you need. It says after 59, but I think these could apply to any age:

What Not To Wear

Last, I have two links. Photographer Alex Cornell was in Antarctica and he got to photograph the rare occurrence of an iceberg flipping over. It is eerily beautiful. The first link is to the story:


This second is to more of his photos from the Antarctica trip on his website:

Antarctica Photos


Six of One

Six of One: A Collection of Short Fantasy by M.A. Kropp is a set of short fantasy stories. Meet wizards, imps, gangster angels, and frogs in this group of varied tales of magic and mischief. Escape from the everyday into worlds of fantasy with Six of One: A Collection of Short Fantasy.

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