This is the second article over at Mad Genius Club that I found today that I really liked. Peter Grant starts out talking about different trends in book publishing which is interesting enough but at the end he has a quote from a soldier’s memoir. It’s a fellow named George MacDonald Fraser who served in a a Scottish regiment in Burma during World War II. He describes a Scottish sergeant of limited education’s reaction to reading some of Shakespeare’s Henry V. Very interesting.
Dave talks about what it’s like reviewing your own book for publication and feeling like the whole thing is poor. I’m writing a book myself and I have to say I understand exactly what he’s saying. The urge to re-write whole sections is almost overpowering.
Seeing other people pound out multiple books in a year is humbling. I get side-tracked continuously between blogging and photography and just trying to keep my real life floating along. Kudos to those who do all that and also create good fiction too.
A good read.
Dave Freer over at Mad Genius Club talks about the change in reading habits that has more or less done in the short story (specifically in the Sf&F genres). As a prospective author I am interested in the state of the publishing world. Having so little time left for writing, short stories interest me but reading this article was not particularly encouraging. Well, it’s interesting and comments to the post are good too.
A day short and a dollar late
Dave’s on our side of the political spectrum (part of the Sad Puppy brigade) and my grandson really liked his young adult fantasy book Changeling’s Island so I read his posts often.