Remember, I’m giving away a copy of The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, so head over to yesterday’s post and leave a comment before tomorrow, Wednesday.
It’s the sort of rainy morning where the winds are strong and the clouds are heavy and dark, and the woods outside are full of those thick shadows that make you imagine all kinds of wild and restless things hiding just of sight. I have a book due soon, copy edits to finish for In the Dark of Dreams, and I feel good that the Tiger Eye game is getting such a nice response from people who didn’t know what to expect, but who have been pleasantly surprised that it’s both fun to play and a pretty good story, to boot. If you haven’t yet, try the free demo for the PC. The Mac version is coming very soon.
Two interesting links:
From Lou Ander’s blog post: “Don’t Be Good; Be Brilliant.”
“To stand out from this sea of submissions, you need to sparkle. You need to be un-put-downable. As jaded as editors are, you need the manuscript that makes you want to grab the phone immediately to call your spouse, boy/girlfriend, best friend because you can’t wait to talk about it, the manuscript that has you leaping out of your chair because you’ve got to do something to disperse the energy that’s rushing off the pages and into your heart. You need to be brilliant.”
Over at the Swivet, this really fascinating interview with David Beronä, author of Wordless Books: The Original Graphic Novels:
“…we bring so much of our own personal experiences to reading pictures because the language of pictures has, what I like to call, a “private declension” that only each of us can understand—a secret smirk or a haunting remembrance from our private association to an image.”