There's a cool article in the Guardian today for anyone looking for links so they can start reading scifi that isn't default American/English. Scifi from all corners of the globe has always been around, but recently some of those works have been hitting the mainstream, culminating in this year's Hugo Awards, where the Chinese novel, The Three-Body … Continue reading SciFi From Around The World
Fun With Scammers
Mashable has a hilarious exchange between a scammer and an Englishman called James Veitch. Seems James has been spending two years replying to all those spam emails that come to your inbox asking you to hide the wealth of a Nigerian prince, or purchase their cheap Viagra. I used to have a boss who liked … Continue reading Fun With Scammers
Stephen King On Stephen King
Sorry I was off for a while. Wasn't feeling too well. Better now and hoping to get back on schedule with everything. The New York Times ran a great piece by Stephen King on prolific writers, which you might have already read. Like him, I think every writer has their own process and their own … Continue reading Stephen King On Stephen King
14 Writers Who Rock
And who happen to be women. Huffington Post has an article about women who write scifi and fantasy and stand head and shoulders above all others. It's not an exhaustive list, by any means, but it is a good place to start if you want to add to your list of great women writers. I'm extremely … Continue reading 14 Writers Who Rock
Punctuation Love, Or, There’s a Mark For That!
Was toddling around and found this old article about punctuation marks that are extremely specific, denote all sorts of useful stuff, but aren't in wide use. My favourite parts include: 9. SARCMARK The SarcMark (short for "sarcasm mark") was invented, copyrighted and trademarked by Paul Sak, and while it hasn't seen widespread use, Sak markets … Continue reading Punctuation Love, Or, There’s a Mark For That!
Meme Explosion: The Written Word
Last week was for the TV shows. This week, we will have fun with books, reading and writing. So without further ado, some of my favourite memes from my Pinterest site that have to do with the written word! Stay thirsty, my friends!
An Awesome Story I Just Had To Share
So Myke Cole posted this. And it was so unusual to see a writer of that caliber make a plea like that, I had to go read the story immediately. Took me half a day, going in and out of tasks, and I'm so glad I did. It's amazing. Really, really good. I have to … Continue reading An Awesome Story I Just Had To Share
So While I was Away…
This happened on John Scalzi's blog... Today's New Books and ARCs, 4/28/15. Yeah. That's my book, LEX TALIONIS on that pile. And on my birthday too!
Guest Blog: Limits of the Imagination
I have a new guest blog post up on my friend Tonya's awesome Spec Fic Genre Love website. You can check out the Limits of the Imagination by clicking here. Let me know what you think in the comments. Stay thirsty, my friends!
Happy New Year! Time to Start Writing Now.
Yep. We had a great time eating the food and drinking the drink. Marathon watching TV shows on Netflix and going to the cinema to cheer for the final chapter of The Hobbit. So we are all refreshed now and should be ready for what comes next. A year of great storytelling. We will be … Continue reading Happy New Year! Time to Start Writing Now.