Y’all, it’s been One of Those Weeks for about two months now. I wanted to post something brilliant for you to read today, but really all I want to do is work on my New Shiny. So I’m going to throw a bunch of glittery internet treats at you and hope you don’t realize that my imagination is totally locked in 1876. Enjoy!
Jeff Lindsay, author of the Dexter crime novels, talks about the separation between himself and his character. “It would be very cool to say that I walk around all day and look at people’s necks while I mentally stroke the handle of a very sharp knife.”
Fantasy writer Suzanne Johnson talks about the problem of authors using real tragedies in their work. “Real-world disaster-scapes seem like natural backdrops for riveting science fiction and especially urban fantasy but, so far, authors have stayed away.”
A grumpy literary agent shares some of the more entertaining queries he receives in Slushpile Hell.