Mark Sarvas on the Christchurch Writers Festival (with photos that would make me nostalgic for Christchurch if I wasn't still here).
Emma Darwin on procrastination. Of course, I would never do any of these things. The fact that I spent several hours tidying my desk today is not procrastination - it truly needed to be done. I couldn't possibly write while looking at messy bits of paper everywhere, now could I?
And for historical research, a truly huge compendium of interesting links at Deb's Historical Research page