Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Free Reading, Giveaways, WFC Panel and Nano

You KNOW that I am procrastinating, but these things were so good, I had to share!

Great article on Urban Fantasy by Daniel Abraham. Specifically, the unwritten, yet understood limits of the female protagonist. Very thought provoking.

Nanowrimo! No, I'll do a post tomorrow on that. But this post by Chuck Wendig had me in stitches.

N.K. Jemisin's The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms has won a few awards this year. If you haven't already checked it out, you can read Chapter One here.

Speaking of The Knight Agency, they've got a great giveaway happening today.  One of the benefits of not having a huge following is that I can tell you about it without ruining my chances for goodies!

I've been stalking google for uploaded videos from the World Fantasy Convention that took place over this past weekend. My diligence paid off today, when author Blake Charlton put up 4 Videos from the epic fantasy panel.

I'm so excited I couldn't wait to share. Now, if you don't mind, I have to get back to my procrastination!


  1. I liked the post about female protagnists, it makes a lot of sense.

    But the nano blog? OMFG, laughing my ass off here, there might even be a bit of coffee on my keyboard! (dontcha just love the imagery? ;-)

    Thank you for the heads up Bill.


  2. It really did. Daniel Abraham doesn't post a lot on his blog, but it's always very clever when he does. I am really anxious to read his work.

    I pretty much latch onto everything I read about female protagonists, and he made a solid point in addressing that the kickass females are really just males (though he didn't say that directly); so the lesson I drew from his piece was that a kickass female protagonist still needs to BE FEMALE.

    I should probably write from a female perspective on this Nano project. Hmmm.

    Speaking of, yes that Nano blog was so good I wanted to put it up again with today's post. Har.


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