This week’s blog post is going to be an ‘on the fly’ posting.
It could have been a rant on the NZ government screwing up the school terms for the benefit of the rugby world cup...meaning that all primary sport tournaments have changed...leaving us with conflicting schedules all over the place...
It could have been a thoughtful look at the impact of the reorganisation of chain bookstores and the rise of indie bookstores and authors selling direct in Australia and New Zealand.
It could have been a rant about the first released pics of the male lead characters in the Hunger Games film and how my teen has just found time to start reading the book after I warned her not to do so because her Nationals are this weekend and she needs her sleep. It is unputdownable and why do teen male leads have to look like beef cakes...this is not reality that I have seen...are we setting boys up to fail in the beauty stakes?
It could be about the wonderful Wellington Children’s Book Association AGM tonight where we celebrate the year with a panel discussion on Is Storytelling Dead?
We hope not...
But on the Twitter feeds at the moment there is discussion about the LA Times dropping all their book reviewers...and how Forbes Magazine is highlighting their ‘content creators.’ (Sort of a formalising of the brave new world...)
Jane Friedman has gone out on her own, because she has the clout to do so after maximising her visibility through Writers Digest...(Something Forbes maybe trying to tie up, by giving their journo’s permission to do likewise.) Jane has a great take on how to transition yourself...
Over on Craft
Jami Gold looks at Character Driven vs Plot and how we fall one way or the other...and Procrastinating Writer has one on Establishing Writing Rituals.
Over on Craicerplus ( My Amplify Page) I have links to articles on
Indie, Big 6 and Small Press Publishing (and how a writer can do all three)
The Hybrid Writer........(you have permission to be one)
I would have talked about the huge stoush/debate/argument/angsting going on over at Bookends Literary blog over their decision to set up an epublishing arm. This has become the place where the whole agents becoming publishers debate is being held! At least they are trying to engage the writing community....tho some want to hang them out to dry...
And I was going to look at why book trailers could be the next big thing in your marketing arsenal following on from last week...
And this year’s Bulwer Lytton winners are out...(for the worst opening sentence)
But I have to fly...AGM’s... Tournaments...and National Dance events...are all steaming towards me....
pic is from Gizmodo...a new plane design