At any given point in time, I’m likely to be reading half a dozen different things online, another half-dozen on my iPhone, and a book or two, as well as a print magazine or three. Luckily, I found a nifty app for my phone that pulls all of the electronic stuff together in one place: Read It Later.
With this app (which I’ve raved about before), I can read stuff on the go at any time. And thanks to links in Twitter and news sites online and emails and a million other places, I can always load new stuff to my phone or a computer.
The print stuff sits, meanwhile, in a pile on a table next to my bed. So old school.
- Transracial Writing for the Sincere: Very informative article by Nisi Shawl about what it takes to write from a perspective other than your own (short answer: do your homework!). Fascinating stuff, and a must-read for white male writers like me, as well as for all writers in general. And I’m only a quarter of the way into it…
David Mamet’s Master Class Memo to the Writers of The Unit | Movieline: Advice to the writers of a TV show that was canceled, with the focus on drama and how to hook viewers (or, for a novelist, readers). It’s all ’bout the drama. That’s why it’s written all in CAPS. 😉
Dean Wesley Smith » Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Agents Take Care of Your Money: Dean’s series on myth-busting in publishing is a must-read for anyone who wants to take control of their career as a fiction writer. I can’t keep up with the comments, which are just as informative as the actual blog entries. Highly recommended.
Broken Mirrors » Blog Archive » Chapter 1: My buddy Tim Pratt has been serializing this latest Marla Mason novel online, and the crazy guy isn’t even done writing the book. Talk about pushing yourself. I’m about to dive into chapter 1 before Tim gets too far ahead — he’s putting out a chapter a week. Good ol’-fashioned serial fiction. Charles Dickens would be proud.
How Marvel, DC Comics move into the digital age :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: A behind-the-scenes look at what’s coming next for comics — will they be paper or digital? (I know, the answer will probably be BOTH).
- Quarterly Fiction: The Lost Day by Mario Milosevic: My buddy Mario can write a cool story, now. This one has Charles Darwin and, um, Noah. Yeah, THAT Noah. Sweet.
Not a bad list of stuff to read! There’s always something out there to learn and expand the horizons. So get to it already…