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.