Author Bagging, or why writers are cool…

A lot of people are fans of TV & movie fiction.  Generally, they tend to gravitate towards the actors who portray certain roles.  Anyone remember the fangirls fawning over Leonard Nimoy as Spock?

I’ve never been like that.

Actors are fine I suppose, they do bring their own twist and interpretation to the writers work.

But the writers… Ah, the writers.  The wellspring from which the cool stories and ideas emerge!  I really like the company of writers.  They’re interesting people. If you want to engage in a particular story, the actors will have very little depth, and almost no personal stake in what they’ve portrayed.  But talk to the author, and there is often an abundance of backstory, thought, world creation, intrigue and plot that had to be cut from the final product.  For many authors, their stories are very much alive.  I love having conversations with writers.

So without further ado, a list of my favorite author’s blogs.  May you find as much illumination there as I have.

Melinda Snodgrass: http://melindasnodgrass.com/
Thomas Thurston Thomas: http://www.thomastthomas.com/
Dayton Ward: http://daytonward.com/
David Brin: http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/
C.J Cherryh: http://www.cherryh.com/
Diane Duane: http://www.dianeduane.com/

I’ll add more as I recollect and revisit.

Bill

One thought on “Author Bagging, or why writers are cool…

  1. Craig Yakel says:

    Bill,
    You now have our old boat Hakuna Matata! My wife and I cruised her for 3 years in the Caribbean and then sold her in Texas where we live now. Looks like you rescued her!

    If your interested in seeing our blog about our adventures aboard her it is still up : http://svhakunamatata.blogspot.com/

    Good luck with your adventures. She is a great boat, we are looking to go again in a few years and now have a Lagoon 38 catamaran.

    Craig

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