I shall post three links. These links are not safe for work. I repeat NSFW! The first is a link to something every writer, editor, and agent should be required to read yearly. http://ww3.telerama.com/~joseph/cooper/cooper.html The second is a review and critical analysis of a history on American foreign policy since the end of the Cold […]
Archive for September, 2007
Tags: bad words, critique, fun, human behavior, off topic, people are strange, publishing, reading, review, the art and science of writing, writing
Tags: human behavior, people are strange, psychology, research
It should come as no surprise to anyone that I enjoy studing human nature. I also greatly enjoy discussing it. The title article will probably kick off a touch of an arguement. It should be noted that people who are not arguing with logic and facts but with venom and emotion will have their comments deleted. Teasers here, whole article here. […]
The people at Arisia crazy kind enough to invite me back, so I took the first opportunity to reserve my room in the con hotel. Last year almost half the people at the con were in the overflow hotel. Reserve now, see you in January.
Tags: off topic, research, writing
http://www.thisisby.us This seems like an interesting concept, although i wasn’t entranced by anything i saw over there. Comments?
Tags: appearance, con, cons, off topic, slush, submissions, writing
Let’s see, its been a while since what I classify as a real update. In that time a few things have occurred that I should address. First of these things is the deaths of genre heavyweight Robert Jordan, and the legendary Madeline L’Engle. My deepest sympathies go to all who knew them both, in words […]
Tags: off topic, people are strange, publishing, questions asked
… get this bad, someone please kill me. http://youtube.com/watch?v=Zo1XFz0kac0 via more than one person in the flist.
Tags: appearance, cons, fun, vodka
I’ve got my room booked for RavenCon! April 25-27, Richmond, Va Be there or be forgotten.
Tags: off topic, questions asked, research, things to bribe me with, writing
If someone with a paid account could make an LJ feed for me I’d be extremely grateful.http://www.pantheon.org/
Tags: off topic, research, the art and science of writing
http://scienceblogs.com/clock/2007/09/pay_attention_in_biology_class.php Research is important.
Tags: questions asked, the art and science of writing, writing
Anyone who has taken a gander at my friends list has probably noticed that a lot of the writers on the list spend a great deal of time talking about their writing process. This should surprise none of the people who knew me before I started Eeeevil Agenting, really. It’s not the writing process per […]
I did point out I was delusional in my last post, i think not so bad as I suspected, but still noticeably. Fifty is probably a bit of reach. My point was that I strongly doubt anyone could write a SF/F novel that I’d pick up and want to represent if they haven’t read a […]
Not that judging by the number of naked queries I get, or the people who can’t seem to follow any of the existing ones, but I occasionally feel like adding a few things to my submission guidelines: All submitters must have read at least 50 different SF/F authors who published more than one book before […]
Tags: critique, reading, the art and science of writing, writing
In my last entry I asked what have you learned about writing this year? I was hoping for brilliance among my LJ readers, and per usual was not disappointed. The intellectually incandescent sartorias said: “When you (meaning me) think you’re done, you’re not. Then you have to go through and search, sentence by sentence, […]
Tags: questions asked, writing
For anyone sane its probably to early in the year to ask for year in review type perspectives. Fortunately for my readers, I’m not sane. So what have you learned this year about writing? And how have you applied it?
SFWA ePiracy Committee Activities Suspended The SFWA Board has just passed the following motion: http://community.livejournal.com/sfwa/31606.html
I’m always amazed when someone takes my words to mean something completely different than what they actually say. It is good to know though that people out there know what I mean by the words I write better than I do.