I am currently taking a course in editing, and I thought this gem shared by the professor was worth saving:
“More is less.” Cut as much as you can without losing meaning and you may have it. If you don’t need the words for the poetry of the language and you don’t need the words to tell the story, you don’t need the words.
Another great piece by Chuck Wendig myth-busting the writerly myths: Crotch-Punching The Creative Yeti: Exploding More Writing Myths « terribleminds: chuck wendig. My favorite myth is, of course, that you don’t have to know the rules. Writers who know the rules and break them purposefully are awesome. Writers who don’t bother to learn the rules are lazy and annoying and don’t deserve to be read.
I have put together a retrospective of Octavia Butler’s forward-looking science fiction and added my thoughts about Butler’s vision of the future of humanity.
I have have posted a survey of feminist utopian visions. Hope you enjoy.
I follow the Morning News’ Tournament of Books every year. It’s always a fun competition, even when–like this year–I haven’t read any of the books chosen. I usually add at least a couple of the selections to my always-growing TBR list based on the guest reviewer’s comments throughout the tournament.
So sad to see that Alan Rickman has died. His movies have given me many hours of pleasure. We just had our traditional Christmas viewing of Die Hard. He will be missed.