June 25th, 2007

Books - Writing


After spending six and a half hours on the road Saturday, I have a new rule of thumb when it comes to writing conferences: if the time it takes to drive there and back is equal to or longer than the time you will spend at the actual conference, don't bother.

That being said, I took crazy detailed notes of the first two talks at the SCBWI conference and got permission from the speakers to share them, so I hope to type them up for the benefit of my fellow writers soon.
A Pocket Full of Murder

You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille...

In certain sectors of Doctor Who fandom there is a crack-brained theory with which I happen to agree completely that Collapse )

But anyway, all this cracktastic theorizing has made me decide that what the fandom really needs is an awesomely bad vid of Collapse ) set to Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's "The Girl is Mine".

Thank you, I'll be here all week.

And on a more serious note, on my way to the SCBWI conference I figured out the plot of HP Book 7, or at least the most important bits Snape parts. I'm not kidding, either: I think I really did, in much the same way I figured out that Snape would *mumble Mumbledore* two days before Book 6 came out. But I'll save the details for a later post.