Fantasy Writing Class

Posted by Unrepentant Escapist

October 25, 2010 -12:31 a.m.

Just registered for Brandon Sanderson's fantasy writing class for next quarter. So excited! So many good things happened to me in a very short time that I am woozily excited.

Weep with jealousy, lesser mortals!

PS: Blogger's color alga rhythm is failing. The dates on my screen show red, but they turn out black. I don't know the html for adding red, so you'll have to suffer with me until blogger figures it out.

Entertaining web site

Posted by Unrepentant Escapist

October 22, 2010 --10:44 p.m.

I've been too busy to blog, but I've been thinking about it. Alas, too busy. Working on a revision of God's Play. Trying to finish Skin Farm. Outlining a new book in my head. No rest for the weary.

I found an entertaining website, which supposedly tells you what famous writer your style most resembles. I'm not sure how success it is--I stuck in two pages from four different chapters in four different viewpoints and got four different results. Cien is Anne Rice, Rachell is H.G. Wells, Sathain is Douglas Adams (WHAT?), and Ravke is James Joyce. So either I have extremely good character differentiation or, more realistically, I use such a wide-ranging vocabulary that my word choice is pinging the algorythms.

Of course, I like to think of it as me writing like myself--a distinctive style that is a blend of all the authors I love and admire.

I also won a book from Tor's contest--a book about vampires fighting Nazis. Cool! But I'm also annoyed because I just had an idea about a vampire doctor serving in WWII after I read about them sending freeze-dried, powdered blood plasma to the front. Vampires could snort it like cocaine.