Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Shout Out

Happy Friday everyone. We're on spring break here at OSU and it's rained all week. Fortunately, the wife and I are headed out to the coast for the weekend. It'll be rainy there too but an least we'll be able to see the ocean.

I wanted to give a couple shout outs to wrap up the week. The first is a post from the great writing blog The Prosers discussing what it takes to write a believable female character and the difference between writing a strong character and a character that is strong.

My second shout out needs no introduction. If you don't know (and love) his edgy writing blog Terrible Minds then you just aren't paying attention. I've posted before about how female dominated the writing blogosphere is. I don't know if there's a direct correlation or not but the writing blogs I keep track of (because I love them) sometimes get a little sticky-sweet. Everyone's so darn supportive all the time. Chuck's blog is a good break from the sweetness.

ALTHOUGH...I have to admit I'm a little ticked at Mr. Wendig. That's not true. I don't know why I lied to you just then. I'm actually a bit ticked at myself for not coming up with such an awesome story idea as a vampire waking from his undead slumber to find himself in the middle of the zombie apocalypse!  Too cool! I haven't read Chuck's new novel Double-Dead but as soon as I get some free time (aka, when I graduate) it's first on my list!

Have a good weekend!


  1. Goddamn it! I had that idea for a story ages ago, but I was going graphic novel style with it:(

  2. I freakin' LOVE zombies. I'm so ticked I didn't come up with this idea and I can't wait to read this book.


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