I haven’t mentioned writing much on the blog over the past few months. I wondered if it was best to stick only to reading books but even after my break from creative writing, I find I’m drawn to storytelling. I’m still a novice at it. I focused on short stories during university, so I rarely dipped into long form.
My current goal is to have fun with writing. I’ve collected fragments, notes and scenes around an idea but I plan to brainstorm, research and sketch scenes until Nanowrimo. I probably won’t share excerpts since I need the freedom to explore, make mistakes and push through them; to finish the first draft. I’d like to finish something and learn from it. Hopefully, when I try again, the adventure will not be as murky in some ways.
Reading & Writing links:
– How do you get to your writing place? (via Maggie Stiefvater’s Tumblr)
– Communities, weight of history (on SFF reading fandoms via Renay at Strange Horizons)
– Galactic Suburbia Podcast – Episode 128: In which we’ll pick our own Canon, thanks.
I really like the idea that each reader builds their own personal and unique reading canon. I love speculative fiction and fantasy but I also become tired of hearing the same male SFF writer recommendations in real life. I enjoy famous authors’ work (regardless of gender) but it does frustrate me when I can’t chat about some of the amazing female SFF writers I read too. Perhaps, that’s why I blog.
Pop Culture Consumption:
– Star Trek – Season 1.
This is my first time watching the original series. It’s so theatrical and I quite like it. Though I am bemused by the 60s fashion and some of the gender roles. I’m looking forward to reading pop culture analyses of certain episodes.