Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Roundup

Here we go:

Agent Rachelle Gardner blogs about the difference between Craft, Story and Voice

Two very interesting blogs about gender and hypocrisy, and holding women (both fictional and not) to ridiculous standards: one about characters within books from Sarah Rees Brennan, one about female writers from Diana Peterfreund

An old blog post from 2005 by author Tobias Buckell: Author Advances Survey

Some deeply pragmatic writing advice from author Patrick Rothfuss

Here is a fantastic link to a video of a wonderful poem about Speaking With Conviction (as opposed to, like, you know, ending each, like sentence with an upward inflection, and like, you know, adding, like and you know, to like, you know, every sentence)

An honest essay from the Los Angeles Times "A Writing Career Becomes Harder to Scale". As you guys know, I'm a fan of positivity when it comes to dealing with the book world, but even though this article paints an unfortunate picture, it's not bleak, and the information within it is very interesting and useful to know. However, if you aren't in the mood to deal with the issues of being an author in today's market, maybe skip this link for now.

And to cheer everyone up, a demonstration of a true Canadian athlete: gold medal winner of men's skeleton John Montgomery apologises (without anyone asking him to) for getting excited he won.

Lastly, here's a fun video for any LOST fans (of which I am one). Some staff members from Newsweek are shown clips of LOST and asked to explain what's going on. Oh how we shall laugh at their false assumptions watching clips that utterly do not relate to each other from a show that's now six seasons long and requires a vigilant attention to follow and is not always comprehensible to people who've seen it on multiple viewings. Those fools.

Seriously though, it's pretty funny.
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Dolly said...

Great links. Thanks :-)

erica m. chapman said...

Great links - thanks for sharing ;o)

Alex Adams said...

How is it possible that I don't have Rachelle bookmarked? Hmm...

Thanks for the awesome links!