We start off this week’s writing links with the 2012 Hugo Winners, AV Club’s review of Sorry Please Thank You: Stories by Charles Yu, an interview with literary agent Lindsay Edgecombe and tips on how to utilize Goodreads to its fullest potential.
This year’s Hugo Awards saw some surprises as George R.R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons did not win the best novel category (although a friend did point out that he won the Lifetime Achievement award and this may have been an example of spreading out some of the love to others), instead going to Jo Walton’s Among Others. Neil Gaiman also won an award for writing a Doctor Who episode and Game of Thrones won best long form dramatic presentation to further bolster Martin’s award shelf.
In other news I was a friend’s birthday dinner away from making Patrick Rothfuss’ Chicago signing/Q & A, but will sadly have to wait for his next pass through the city, more than likely when his final Kingkiller Chronicle novel releases. I have been rereading his two books in anticipation of The Doors of Stone‘s arrival, but fear that could be in the realm of 2014 and beyond. For now, we only have our links to keep us company as we wait for that far off day.
– 2012 Hugo Award Winners (tor)
– AV Club Reviews Charles Yu’s Sorry Please Thank You: Stories (avclub)
– 20 Famous Writers On Death And Mortality (flavorwire)
– Iconic Author Wayne Zurl Has A September 29th Release (pumpyourbook)
– Literary Agent Interview: Lindsay Edgecombe (guidetoliteraryagents)
– 5 Ways Writers Can Get The Most Out Of Goodreads (writersdigest)
– SF Signal Reviews Clean By Alex Hughes (sfsignal)
– 7 Freelance Writing Scams And How To Avoid Them (sfwa)
– JA Konrath’s Writing Code Of Ethics (jakonrath)
– RIP Michael Clarke Duncan (eonline)