First up, we have Charles Stross’ blog. I thoroughly enjoyed his 2007 Novel “Halting State” and I’m definitely enjoying his views on the world, books and writing.
Next we have New York Times’ Bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss’s blog. I’ve been recommended “The Name of the Wind” by dozens of people, a myriad of online postings and even a few webcomics. I’ve resolved to pick it up in the near future, in the meantime I find him down to earth and pleasant to read, so I intend on being a regular reader of the site.
Another link which grabbed me is Sam Sykes’ blog. The interesting thing (to me) is that I am completely unfamiliar with Sam Sykes’ work, I have no specific recommendations on his books from anyone I know. I browsed the blog for the heck of it, on a whim. This post sold me. It covered some issues I have with the popular advice “write what you know”. I fully intend to go over these issues in a future post, meanwhile Sykes’ words on the subject are quite interesting.
Finally, there’s Inkpunks. The only writer on the site I’m familiar with is Erika Holt, whom I’ve heard interviewed. I don’t usually browse multi-writer sites much. I can’t really give you a good reason why, but this one is making a good first impression and it captivated me enough to make me browse through the archives a bit. There’s good advice there on the business of writing.
Enjoy the links! Comment! Suggest some of your own!
Life has kicked my ass again, but I helped it along. It stops now and I promise you updates galore! I’ll be putting up posts on books to read, books reviewed, some writing stuff and perhaps a little geeky treat or two if I find. I’ll be sure to include a whole mess of links at some point this week as well!
Read my rambles! Go ahead! I dare you! C’mon, please?
I’ve decided this weekend to take a small hiatus from Prompt and Response. I love the feature and it’s a great way to beat writer’s block, but I find that this week it’s gotten in the way of some real work that I need to do.
The manuscript re-write is picking up speed and my short story is coming together and those are my priorities right now.
Another priority, but lower on the list is The Expensive Universal Instrument, which I’d like to continue and improve upon.
That’s where my word count is going to go in the near future, although I might bring Prompt And Response back over the summer, perhaps as a month long challenge to myself where instead of 1000 words in a week, I will create a full short story.
If you enjoy the idea of the prompt, let me know and I’ll definitely consider posting the prompts for you every week.