Friday, September 10, 2010

Five Things for Friday

Okay, so here are five bits and pieces I've enjoyed 'round the next this week for your weekend reading pleasure:

1. Jeremy D. Brooks ballsy manifesto and cover art for his novel, Amity. Check it out. (ready to download at Smashwords...other formats pending) Okay, so that was more than one thing. Sue me.

2. Not that I like the problem, but Robert Swartwood gives thoughtful insight to the Problem of Prolificity. Some sad truths in there, folks. Mr. Swartwood's perspective is always welcome.

3. All 70+ episodes of Axe Cop at Oh, YES.

4. Norman Partridge's thoughtful and revealing essay about the publication of his first novel, "The Care and Feeding of First Novels".

5. And finally, something to chew on: "Facebook users 'are insecure, narcissistic and have low self-esteem". Solid research? Maybe not. Thought provoking? Sure.

Have a great weekend, world.


katey said...

In re #2: It's a problem of people who are poorly informed supposing it's their duty to inform the rest of the world, really.

As for #4: Yeah, and THAT is why we can't REALLY care about #2.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Woo Hoo!

Also, the Franzen thing? Nutty. Franzen-hating is the result of people with too much spare time.

Also, also: Axecop rocks.

Milo James Fowler said...

Interesting take on FB; my wife has been saying the same thing for a while now!

Barry Napier said...




K.C. Shaw said...

Axe Cop is awesome!

Thanks for the links. I didn't have enough distractions. :)

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Jeremy Kelly said...

Dude. Ax Cop.

Big congrats on the Shimmer acceptance, by the way.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Man...your browser history must look so much better than mine.

Lee Thompson said...

Loved the Norm Partridge essay. Great stuff! Thanks Aaron!

BT said...

It always scares me how similar the majority of writer's journeys move along - at least in the beginning.

I reckon I'm still playing with the Kiss of Death stage. I know you and Cate and a couple others have moved further along (and kudos for doing so).

In a lot of ways, it's a pity we now have the Net. It makes getting stories out there so much easier, but the romanticism has died somewhat, and competition is seriously fierce for the smallest of markets and downright cutthroat for the bigger ones.

I wonder who will be the first person I've known who will end up with a King endorsement?