I love the internet, but it does tend to show me thinbgs which I then feel I need to buy. Point in case, this excellent T-shirt design from Diesel Sweeties:
I shall be wearing that with pride when I got to review live shows in future! 😀
…it appears that I may be forced to rename this blog as Slidingly Engaging Fastener City Tourist Board.
It’s just doesn’t scan as well, damn it.
These days, you know you’ve made it in the sf blogosphere when you get lampooned by Steve Wilson at ‘My Elves are Different’. It would appear that my moment has arrived.
However, lest you fear the balloon of my ego swelling from such attention, Shaun at Neverscapes wields the sharp pin of justice by mentioning a quote from one of my lager-fueled rants at Eastercon. I’d totally forgotten saying that. I wish that I hadn’t been reminded of it either. *sigh*
As a writer of minimal craft and even less native talent, I often wonder what the components of a good story are – and, of course, what the components of a marketable story are. Thanks to Andrew Wheeler, I now know what to put into my first novel-length effort:
“If there’s a book out there that can be honestly sold by a cover of a mostly-naked woman riding a dragon while a spaceship explodes in the background, I’d love to see it. (I bet I could sell a whole lot of them.)”
[Yes, I know, it’s just a bit of humour.]