- Graham Joyce is blogging his process as he starts a new novel. (Via Mr. McLaren.)
- Elephants are geniuses. Basically.
- Tiffany on "plantsing"–the sweet spot between pantsing and outlining.
- Some good quotes about creating characters.
- Nora Jemisin blogs some examples of good methods of describing characters of color she's come across lately.
- Margot Adler does an NPR report about the current spate of moral vampires, and recommends a bunch of (mainly recentish) vampire books. I'd add Cyn Leitich Smith's fabulous Eternal to that list, one of the best examples of a vampire struggling with morality I've read.
- Gorgeous, gorgeous long exposure photos of ballerinas from the "Ghost Opera" series. (Via Juliet.)
- Laura Miller on plagiarism. Like Carolyn, I can't help thinking of Jonathan Lethem's brilliant Harper's essay "The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism."
- Finally, really and truly exciting Nebula and Norton nominees this year. Congratulations to all y'all nominees. (I'm told that all the excellent Norton noms were from actual nominations and voting this year–good to see SFWA members embracing the new award!)
2 thoughts on “Friday Hangovers”
I didn’t realize Margot Adler was still reporting. I really enjoyed her book Drawing Down the Moon. It was a wonderful way to be educated about the neo-pagan movement.
It’s great to see the Norton award. I still miss Andre Norton. I wish I had known about her writer’s resource/library. I would have gone down and visited it. When I was in college (’88 ish) I wrote her a big fan letter of some kind and talked about working on trying to write a book. She took the time to jot a few encouraging lines back to me. (I lost the note, alas!) If I recall right, she said something about how it was great I already knew the importance of doing my research and wished me good luck. She really was a great lady.
[So, Facebook Connect has problems just like using my lj for OpenID did. Alas!]
As usual, great links! I am especially into the Graham Joyce blog and the plantsing article. Thanks!
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