Taking the night off. I’m working on a post for 10 stories I’m looking forward to for next year, which I’ll post on Friday. But, last night was a good friend bachelor party and tonight was the dinner after the wedding. I figure that sounds like a reasonable excuse, if I ever found one. See you Friday!
Ano Hana, Audrey Niffenegger, Battlestar Galactica, Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Harry Potter, Her Fearful Symmetry, Hickman's avengers, Mindless Eating, nate silver, Roslin, the signal and the noise, top 10 list
It’s the end of the year. I suppose that means I should post an obligatory section on best books. But, since I love all sorts of world building and story structure, I’m going to expand that to movies and comics. Basically, what were the top stories that I read this year and, obviously, why. In no particular order, because, that’s unfair, subjective, and pointless, let’s get started.
I’m on an editing kick, apparently. That’s kind of funny, considering this blog has almost no editing to it, what-s0-ever. Mostly, I just run my fingers across the keyboard and see what gets spit out. Right, so that editing that’s been happening has a lot to do with, again, the SixFold competition. Reading a story out loud bring in the potential to see flaws that your mind glosses over when reading silently.
On Monday, I might have railed against editors. In truth, I do understand that connection is special, if you find the right person. Editing is a tricky process. Every writer’s voice is unique. At least, if you’ve been doing your job properly. That doesn’t mean we are immune to influence. That’s certainly not true.
Editing services are interesting. I’m sure. I know, I’ve tried. Maybe, they’re even useful, depending on what you’re looking to get out of them. Like I said, I’ve tried. Not sure or not if this is coming through clearly enough, I wasn’t impressed.