* I’m absolutely beyond thrilled that Nicky Drayden’s debut novel has sold to Harper Voyayer. It’s called THE PREY OF GODS. There is just something so special about discovering and then finding a home for a first novel. The news broke in this week’s PW Deals column, and Nicky has more about it on her own site too. Head on over there and learn more about the book!
* Meanwhile, about the blogosphere, Martha Wells was interviewed and discussed worldbuilding in her amazing Raksura series. “Studying how real-world cities worked at various times in history, and how cultures and religions change over time, and the kind of technologies that cities in the ancient world developed, and how different cultures interacted with each other, all helped fuel my imagination and let me create my own cultures and cities.”
* Also very excited about the card game that Evil Hat Productions is basing on the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. They’ve got a Kickstarter going right now. Today’s funding level unlocked for supporters a preview of the first chapter of the next Dresden Files novel, PEACE TALKS. Check it out.
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Indeed, a while since I’ve done much blogging. I keep meaning to get back to it but where does all the time go? A question for another time or this won’t get posted either.
I especially wanted to boost awareness on this post from Mary Robinette Kowal on sensitivity readers and why she pulled a project. This is an important issue and one that is being much debated. Her commentary here is definitely food for thought.
Martha Wells, creator of the awesome Raksura, gives a glimpse of memories where she almost thought the series wouldn’t happen and was considering winding down her writing career.
And Yoon Ha Lee thinks out loud about prose and metaphors and characters and all sorts of other ingredients that go into storytelling in this self-inventory. I especially like the idea of parsley writing versus cilantro writing.