Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blogs of Note

I've read some interesting gems from various blogs over the last several days and thought I'd compile a bunch & pass them on.

1. Diane Gallant blogged about quantity vs quality and the book entitled Art & Fear by Bayles & Orland. The experiment discussed was not a controlled, double-blind study -- however, it begs the question: Should you continue working on that one novel you've been working on for the past 10 years or should you finish one, set it aside, and begin working on the next?

2. Gearing up for Nanowrimo, David Bridger has a great entry detailing various resources for outlining your novel. Karen Mahoney left a comment on his blog indicating that Paperback Writer also has a good posting on the subject.

3. Anthony Pacheco advocates for LibraryThing. I'm curious what others think about it, as well.

4. In her last several posts, uppington has detailed the important of creating well-traveled pathways for your writing synapses and how not to fall into discouragement when you don't meet your own self-imposed goals. Good food for thought.

5. Meet Stu of Stu's Place. I enjoyed browsing and especially loved the tanka and haiku.

6. Nil's posted about CreativeCommons and their way of helping authors license their content to others. He even included a sweet video.

7. Mechanical Hampster brings to light a new HarperCollins endeavor entitled authonomy. Interesting concept -- they're "on a mission to flush out the brightest, freshest new writing talent around."

8. And, finally, head over to Selonus' blog & offer up comments on his writing. (Some of you may know him as JPrather.) Sometimes the writing world is a lonely place to be...and it's always good to feel the electronic heat of others slogging the same pathway.


Nils said...

Thanks, some good pointers in there. My google reader list is starting to get too big...

Alex Moore said...

no doubt. i can't keep track of everything, myself. it's a brave new world out there!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing those links. Getting ready for the NaNoWriMo challenge, I look for good sources on how best to prepare yourself for it. Will definitely check them out.