Halloo, the Internet! Stonecoast's January residency is fast approaching, so I've spent most of this month in a mad scramble to get all the prep reading for workshops and presentations done in time. Which is my latest excuse for not updating much. Still, I did manage one on a recent observation:
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Multi-Perspective Books: Mostly Written By Guys?

I'm finding a weirdly specific trend, in fantasy at least: Books by female authors tend to have only one POV (MAYBE two, if it's the love interest), whereas books by male authors are likely to have a handful or more. 

I'm hoping to look into this, so post a comment with your thoughts!

And here's a collection of my favorite links from this month...

 
 
Oh wow, just noticed it's been over a month since I last posted anything here. Oops? Life became Very Busy, and this site was the first thing to get shuffled to the wayside... Here's a list of the writing-related things I accomplished in that time:
  • 10/15: graduate school packet (latest chapter of my WIP + essays on two books) delivered to my mentor
  • 11/1: manuscripts for January workshops
  • 11/2: a reading in front of actual people (which is why I now have an Events page!)

...and another grad school packet due on 11/15, which if you do the math comes out to being this Friday. Add into this various irrelevant work-stuff, and yes, I've been busy.

Oh, and NaNoWriMo is this month. I always make an account, but don't have quite enough competitive spirit to stick to it -- still, good luck to all those making a more serious attempt! I applaud your efforts. Now get back to writing.

Anyway, in all this month that I've spent not writing blog posts, I have had time to read some. So, without further ado, here are six of the best articles I've come across lately (listed after the break, in approximate order of the writing process)...