This one time at Writer's Camp…
Jason’s Being Lazy Today
Hey, we all have those days. Mine just come in bunches. You might also know them as “weeks”. So instead of busting my butt trying to come up with a topic (other than the website layout update), I’m going to steer you to other bloggers and writer websites.
First, Sarah Hoyt talks about writing to a market and the pitfalls that entails. It’s a pretty good piece, and I always find the information that the Mad Genius Club posts to be solid and informational.
Last week, Larry Correia talked about the dangers of writing a “Mary Sue”. I, for one, had no idea what (or who) Mary Sue was. After reading his article, I started digging through my old novels and works in progresses. Thankfully I never Mary Sue’d myself. However, I started looking at other authors and realized that when you have a butt-kicking, mountain bike riding, black belt, SCUBA qual’d, Redneck rocket scientist and his name isn’t Travis then you Mary Sue’d yourself. Yes, that was a pointed reference. Curse you, Doc, for being able to Mary Sue yourself and still making your bio seem like a fictional character.
Finally, my friend Jenny over at Broke Foodie posted a killer recipe for an apple turnover/hot pocket. It doesn’t take long and came out very tasty. Her website, which is still getting going, has great recipes about how to eat well on home cooking with a cheap budget. Some of her stuff is hit and miss (I don’t like squash pizza but hey, to each their own) but she has tons of recipes. Go and give it a gander.
That’s all for this week. Keep the keyboard humming, writers.