Links and Things

1) Chris Green Distills the Clarion Wisdom

I went to Clarion South with Chris two and a half years ago. He’s a smart man, very interested in things, and on something of a roll of late as far as publications and sales go. Over the last week Chris started distilling some of the major lessons we learned during the workshop into a series of very short, controlled blog posts. Given his terse nature, these are short and easy to digest, and they’re basically the high points of the workshop in collected form (and since he doesn’t believing in tagging posts, I’ll send you straight to the first entry and let you follow along from there).

2) Philip Pullman on How to Write a Book

This amuses me in its accuracy.

3) Reviewage andPimpage

– My comrade-in-writing Ben Francisco – and the first man to tell me “this should be a novella” – engages in some Horn Pimpage on my behalf
– The Fix diggs my story Clockwork, Patchwork, and Ravens which appeared in Apex Magazine back in May
– The Internet Review of Science Fiction describes On the Destruction of Copenhage… as “mundane surrealism.”

4) Rewriting as an Animated Giff

A very short-but-interesting post from Elizabeth Bear on the re-writing process, showing the evolution of a paragraph through multiple layers of revision.

5) My Projects

Man, the last week has been all about the new projects. I started the new novel draft, started revision of another project, started preparing for the next draft of Claw, agreed to do some work for Gen Con Australia, and tentatively agreed to take on another project I cannot yet talk about. I also ticked another entry off the 80-point-plan of awesome, making my year 3.75% awesome. If you see me looking wild-eyed this week, it’s not because I’m stressed – I’m just learning to cope with an opportunity-rich environment again 🙂

6) Oh, hell, let’s cap it off with a youtube clip

Because I’m far to fascinated by this film-clip at the moment.

  6 comments for “Links and Things

  1. Melinda (eeralai)
    20/08/2009 at 8:05 PM

    Thanks for the Chris Green and Philip Pullman links. They were really helpful and gratifying.

    • 21/08/2009 at 6:30 AM

      No problem. Sharing is what the internet's for.

      I'd keep checking the Green link, if you found it helpful, 'cause he's not done yet 🙂

  2. 21/08/2009 at 10:13 PM

    Nope, not done yet, not by a long shot… 🙂

    Thanks for the linkage, Peter, and thanks for taking the time to find something useful in the mess, Melinda.

    ~Chris

  3. 22/08/2009 at 12:30 AM

    Also, surprised myself by loving that Lisa Mitchell song. Never heard it before, as I'm not really a radio listener.

    Have we really come to a point where a director will choose dodgy 3D over a button on the end of some fishing line, though?

  4. 22/08/2009 at 12:37 AM

    Several years ago. I think it started when George Lucas elected to send a computer generated peach or some such floating around the screen in one of the Star Wars prequels.

  5. 22/08/2009 at 1:08 AM

    Oh God, I'd blocked that out. Crap.

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