Thus ends the first week of new-blogdom, and it’s been so much fun! (If distracting. Must. Write. Book.) I revealed the Very Impressive List of guest bloggers; Ruthie Knox talked about writing *that* scene; and Rose Lerner explained that particular creative quality known as fannishness.
The posts are in for next week, and there’s so much fab stuff coming up, from the early female novelists to romance reading as ego-reading – and a massive fangirl moment when KA Mitchell steps up to the plate.
Thank you so much to everyone who visited the accidental housewife this week. I’ve gotten some great feedback on the new design, and I’ve had some useful suggestions for how I can still tweak it a bit to make it as user friendly as possible. All the input is greatly appreciated!
As promised, every comment put your name in the hat to win a hand-made e-reader cover. Special k will be picking the winner shortly, but first, here are some places I’ve enjoyed visiting this past week:
Every writer has to decide how much of themselves they’re going to share online. As the Personhood debate heats up in the US, Victoria Dahl wrote a fierce, deeply personal defence of birth control. It was one of those rare instances of baring the person behind the profession and I, along with so many others, appreciated it.
I’m coming really late to this party, but I’ve just discovered Dave Gaider has a lot of articulate stuff to say about the gaming industry, the collaborative process of creating games, and the way it engages with gender and sexuality. I particularly enjoyed his response to a Straight Male Gamer who felt his preferences weren’t being met in Dragon Age 2.
I love this critical review of Skyfall. You can tell the writer’s having an absolute ball breaking the film down in this really wanky, LitCrit way. Lots of interesting stuff, for all that.
And lastly – I look forward to the day when beauty isn’t the defining characteristic for women. But in the meantime, this woman’s approach moved and inspired me, and is going to make a huge difference in her daughter’s lives.
And now for the prizes! Take it away, special k:
Congratulations Catherine!!! A gorgeous new e-reader cover will be winging its way to you in the new year.
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