Weighty title, no? Not very sleek, but it gets the job done.
This post is about illuminating the purpose of my blog, and outlining what I plan to achieve with it what the title says!
To begin with, what is this blog about? Well, it’s a literary blog. I am a literary person. I love literature, books, reading, writing, and everything to do with the art of the written word. I am an English B.A., after all.
(Further clarification: in using the term “literature,” I don’t mean hoity-toity articles on literary theory, or exclusively “literary fiction.” I mean, loosely, anything to do with written texts, and more specifically, anything to do with written fiction.)
So here’s an interesting little news article: Independent Writer Sells Millions
I’m working on something that I think will be interesting and fun. What I have so far is a sort of preview for the whole work, which will be an Arthurian tale when it is completed, giving my personal take on Arthur’s final battle. It’s probably too long to post here in its entirety, so I am going to post a link to my Wattpad page. Please go there and check it out.
There is also a new flash fiction challenge from http://terribleminds.com/ramble/. It’s a little bit different from the last two. I want to do it, but I need to spend some time generating a worthy idea.
Anyway, off to bed.
I just finished submitting my first query for writing a magazine article. I would be writing for escapistmagazine.com, and the article would be about digital piracy. If accepted, it would be my first piece of professional writing, also the first piece of writing I would actually get paid for. I have no idea how likely it is that I will be accepted, but I think my idea was good. I should hear back soon, and I will update with the news. I would really like this to work out. I write academic papers all of the time, so I have plenty of experience, and it would be nice to get paid for one.
In which I very briefly relate how the blogging / writing process is going so far, and talk a bit about what my goals and plans are. I also give thanks to the people who have been helping and supporting me so far.
What’s The Poop, Wendig?.
This article is amazing, not because of what it means in terms of Chuck Wendig’s life and work – even though what it means for him is a great thing – but in terms of what it means for all creative people. Another very interesting and thrilling example of the same thing is the business of Tim Schafer and Doublefine raising over two million dollars on kickstarter to develop a game.
25 Reasons That Writers Are Bug-Fuck Nuts.
For the 2 or 3 people who have visited this blog that did not come directly from Terribleminds, this is a blog by Chuck Wendig, a particularly foul mouthed and humorous author who writes advice for writers and observations about the writing life. It’s pretty good, you should check it out (Adam!), but easily offended people should keep clear.