Saturday, February 20, 2010

Three Funky and Fun Things To Do On Saturday

1. Put on some comfortable clothes, relax, and then read and enjoy the loveliness of this little trail here. Then wash it down with this perfectly formed review.

2. Hie yourself over to Aaron Dembski-Bowden's blog and enjoy the ass off his recent post about the Black Library Live/Horus Summit.

3. Dash to your local newsagent or vendor and buy a copy of today's Guardian. The Review section has a particularly good feature where some very famous writers give their top ten writing tips. It's great - much better than jaded old me expected it to be when I sat down and started reading. Note: I know it's late in the day, and by the time you read this the shop might be out of Guardians, or it might be Sunday. I'm guessing the Guardian on-line will carry the article too. Very interesting and very useful in combination with my "Dear Ryan" ramblings...

9 comments:

BigWill said...

Dan,has marvel ever asked you to do any of the mainstream books(X-en,FF,Avengers)?
Or would that occupy too much of your time.
I think you would do a great Avengers since you like the cosmic side of Marvel.

frieslander said...

Those were nice thinks to read on a Saturday (except of course the Guardian as I'm not going out to the shops now). In retern, something I read on twiter today tweeted by a singer who's works I'm into at the moment which I thought to be good to mull over on a Saturday.
"I got a flask inside my pocket we can share it on the train,and if you promise to stay conscious I will try n do the same x" - Polly Scattergood (@pollyworld)

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Marco @ Angry Robot said...

Guardian article can be read online here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/ten-rules-for-writing-fiction-part-one

Marco

sredni vashtar said...

it's almost as if you, Ryan, and the Guardian's books section editor planned all this out for us.

Xhalax said...

Well I did none of those things today.

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Phillip said...

My funky thing to do on Saturday was to start re-reading Double Eagle. I'm building inspiration for an Aeronautica Imperialis campaign.

I didn't get the Guardian, any chance of a recap? Are you planning to continue with your Dear Ryan thread?

sredni vashtar said...

Phillip: you should at least read the Guardian online, if only to catch Literally Laugh Out Loud™ hilarious articles like this one: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/feb/21/gordon-brown-abusive-treatment-staff

("LLOL" is my favourite internet acronym, because it's potentially limitlessly recursive)