Thursday, April 30, 2009

Religious Mind Meld

Over at SF Signal my mind has been melded with that of several other authors, including Michael Swanwick, Elizabeth Bear, Kate Elliott, Gregory Frost and others!

Check it out here: God's by the Bushel.

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2 Comments:

Blogger paranoyd said...

You know, this sort of thing is not only very interesting, but very helpful for new authors. These are the types of writing tips that should be in books. Yes, it is important to get grammar and pacing down, but that is all technical and can be edited into shape. World building and discussions of pantheons or magic systems, etc are the things fledgling authors don't really have access to when it comes to professionals. Sure, we can learn on our feet, the way most people do, but having these sorts of references can do nothing but make our thought processes richer - and keep us from overused cliches and well-trod paths.

I'd love to see a monthly zine/discussion/pamphlet on just these sorts of things; robots, flying cars, specific topics like that; populated by professional opinion and ideals.

2:30 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Paranoyd,

That's good to hear. I have to admit, though, for me it something like pulling teeth to get my response out. I knew I'd agreed to it, but for a while I just went round in circles. I almost begged off.

What made it better was knowing that other authors would be throwing in their two cents. I figured that between us we'd probably managed to say a few interesting things.

4:45 PM  

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