Link: Keira on BlogTalk Radio
Time: 8pm Pacific, 9pm Mountain, 10pm Central, 11pm Eastern
Character profiles, personal history, dialogue, and speech patterns. How to make fake people more real to yourself and to your reader. Building a three dimensional person on a page is one of the fundamental skills of a fiction writer. Ignoring the character process does the story and your craft a huge disservice.
I'll take writing related questions the second hour. You can call in OR leave feedback on this post with your questions.
Link: Keira on BlogTalk Radio
The only person I let screw me these days is my husband.
Cats & Dogs Living Together: A Response to the Kindle Worlds Announcement
Then watch this to get your mind off how horrible this whole Kindle Worlds crap is:
Ebook piracy is a slap in the face of an author. In accepting a book like that, I'm telling that author they weren't worth money. I've been a writer for 25 years. I don't treat other writers that way.
Anyways, the person in question emails back is grossly offended by my "judgment" of her activities. I suppose she's waiting on an email where I tell her I wasn't judging her or her stealing. Well, she'll have a long wait. I totally judged her, measured her, and found her wanting. Really. I did.
It's theft. It's wrong. It's disgusting. I want no part of it. I don't pirate books. I don't download movies and I only watched one episode of a tv show illegally. Earlier in the year I watched the first episode of Sherlock on megaupload (before the implosion) and felt really guilty about it. I didn't watch the rest of the season as result and now I have to wait until it comes to Amazon so I can buy the season (which was how I rationalized watching it to begin with -- I always intended to buy it). Still, a moments of enjoyment left me feeling really guilty afterwards. It certainly wasn't what I've considered "fair use".
No matter how good that book might have been --reading a pirated copy would've been wrong and I would have eventually gone to buy it anyway just so I could feel better about myself. Because, yeah, that's right -- it's really all about me.
Many of you know I host a community on wordpress.com called Slash World where I and about 10 others post our recommended reads.
If you are interested in participating in this community, I have about 10 slots open for posters. There is no minimum requirement for postings recs so it's not a serious commitment. We are multi-fandom and I recently added categories for Original fiction (print, free, and ebooks).
Thanks to everyone who emailed. I've invited a few and have a few more conversations going on. I think I've added some great people with different fandoms so we'll get some great recs out of it.
I would really love a Generation Kill fan! btw!
Have you listened to Josh Groban's New Album? Run to iTunes or whatever music service you subscribe and check it out! It's amazing.
It wouldn't be much of a change from the outside -- even the links would stay the same after the move was complete.
What do you guys think?