First things first: I came across these two lists of writing tips by famous authors. Very entertaining, for the ones I disagree with as much for the ones I agree with. So interesting to see how different writing is for everyone.
Second: American Idol. Yeah. I'm not watching this year. Why? Well, I sat down and thought back on all the other four or five seasons I had watched. To watch all of an AI season (not counting the stupid audition shows and Hollywood week, which I'm prone to skip), takes a good 50 hours, more or less. So it boiled down to this: did I feel like 50 hours of American Idol was worth my time?
End of story.