Things You Should Be Reading March 17, 2010
It’s time for the Wednesday Morning edition of Things You Should Read While You’re Waiting for Basement Stories, Issue #1, Which Will Fulfill All Your Readerly Needs, or TYSRWYWBSIWWFAYRN, for short. Power through Hump Day by reading about life on other planets! Ignore the midterm you have to take tomorrow morning by reading writerly advice!
You should read . . . The Ten Best Things You Can Do for Your Manuscript by The Intern. Pretty solid advice, even if some of it is a little depressing – pretty much the best way to get published is to become famous or develop a serious mental disease.
You should read . . . “Fending off Digital Decay, Bit by Bit” by The New York Times, about preserving old drafts of Salman Rushdie’s work. With the speed we’re running through digital formats, and, you know, the coming digital apocalypse, this is pretty timely. I’m telling you, nothing is more lasting than good old paper.
You should read . . . Earth Like Planets Aren’t Rare from Seed Magazine, which gives new hope to that whole empire-spanning-the-galaxy idea. Now, if only we can get FTL ships to work . . .
You should read . . . Cooking Pasta on Mars, about the complications of making decent food during space travel.
You should read . . . Top Ten Stand Alone Fantasy Novels, including my personal favorite, Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
You should read . . . “A Sandman TV Series, If Only” from io9. Oh man, that would be the best thing ever. Tori Amos could play Delirium, but who would be Dream?
You should read . . . SLF Offers Older Writer’s Grant for the over 50’s out there.