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Offline Overlord

Fantasy Author Blogs
« on: January 29, 2011, 07:09:40 AM »
Fantasy Authors have some awesome blogs... here are my top 5. Feel free to add yours! :)

Peter V. Brett
http://www.petervbrett.com/peephole/

Brandon Sanderson
http://www.brandonsanderson.com/blog/

Patrick Rothfuss
http://blog.patrickrothfuss.com/

George R. R. Martin
http://grrm.livejournal.com/

Scott Lynch
http://scott-lynch.livejournal.com/
(Seems not to update anymore though)
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Offline kevinjamesbreaux

Re: Fantasy Author Blogs
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2011, 08:35:15 PM »
My two blogs are:

Author - http://kevinjamesbreaux.blogspot.com/

Novel -   http://soulborn-kevinjamesbreaux.blogspot.com/

I enjoy Diana Illanca's blog: http://dianailinca.com/Blog.aspx

and I follow my artist buddy Gene Gonzales here: http://genegonzales.blogspot.com/
Kevin James Breaux
author of SOUL BORN
www.soulborn.net

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Offline missoularedhead

Re: Fantasy Author Blogs
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011, 03:49:55 AM »
Richard K. Morgan:  http://www.richardkmorgan.com/ (author of Steel Remains and some excellent sci fi)
"Well behaved women rarely make history" ~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Offline BrandonMarkham

Re: Fantasy Author Blogs
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 08:22:09 PM »
My Writing Blog
http://www.brandonkmarkham.blogspot.com
And another Blog I own
http://www.beyondthestarbeyondimagination.blogspot.com
I also follow Aidan Moher's "A Dribble of Ink" and "Mightier than the Sword", Yoon Ha Lee's LJ(now converted to a Dreamwidth, but the LJ is still updated), Tor.com, Sam Sykes's Blog, N.K. Jemisin's Blog, and Nalo Hopkinson's Blog.

Offline darkshiara

Re: Fantasy Author Blogs
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011, 08:39:40 PM »
My writing blog is
Http//jamieprovencher.wordpress.com

My website is - http://www.jamieprovencher.com


George RR Martin's LJ is
http://grrm.livejournal.com/
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Offline OneChapterMore

Re: Fantasy Author Blogs
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 04:51:33 PM »
Adam Roberts' blog is very interesting - a literary blog as well a sreviews etcetera:

punkadiddle.blogspot.com

Also, Philip Athans' (former Wizards of the Coast editor) writing blog

fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com
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@onechaptermore

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Offline pornokitsch

Re: Fantasy Author Blogs
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Offline Rhevian

Re: Fantasy Author Blogs
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Offline missoularedhead

Re: Fantasy Author Blogs
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2011, 07:22:37 PM »
Did we miss Joe Abercrombie?!

http://www.joeabercrombie.com/news/
"Well behaved women rarely make history" ~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Offline pornokitsch

Re: Fantasy Author Blogs
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2011, 09:01:56 AM »

Offline quippley

Re: Fantasy Author Blogs
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2011, 04:23:28 PM »
You know, I'm not sure if it's because I have a short attention span, but I can never get into writer's blogs.  I have Neil Gaimen's in my Google Reader, but whenever he has an update, I NEVER read it.  I know he's got plenty of interesting things to say, but for some reason, I never think a blog is what I want from him.

What about everyone else?  What do these top fiction writers actually blog about?  Are they drafting new stories?  Talking about writing/publishing?  Or do they just talk about their lives?

What do you look for when you visit a fantasy writer's blog?

I will say that the blogs I'm eager to read (from non-fantasy writers) I do so because they're compelling in some way and teach me things I'm interested in learning, like Justine Musk or Austin Kleon.

I will plug Justine's blog though, http://www.tribalwriter.com because she IS a fantasy writer (more urban fantasy I guess)

Offline missoularedhead

Re: Fantasy Author Blogs
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2011, 06:43:08 PM »
Hmmm.  China Mieville's blog is more of a …. barebones what's in my head at that moment. Usually it's just an image.  Joe Abercrombie sometimes takes people on (there was a hilarious post a while back in which he excoriated someone for thinking that fantasy began and ended with Tolkien and that not everything was puppies and rainbows). Richard Morgan posts WIP sections…to die for, since he's a bit on the slower end of publication, and I'm getting impatient for the next Ringil book.  Those are the only ones I look in on regularly, although I do pop into CJCherryh's Wave Without a Shore sometimes...
"Well behaved women rarely make history" ~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Offline pornokitsch

Re: Fantasy Author Blogs
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2011, 10:37:48 PM »
Hmmm.  China Mieville's blog is more of a …. barebones what's in my head at that moment. Usually it's just an image.  Joe Abercrombie sometimes takes people on (there was a hilarious post a while back in which he excoriated someone for thinking that fantasy began and ended with Tolkien and that not everything was puppies and rainbows). Richard Morgan posts WIP sections…to die for, since he's a bit on the slower end of publication, and I'm getting impatient for the next Ringil book.  Those are the only ones I look in on regularly, although I do pop into CJCherryh's Wave Without a Shore sometimes...

I am not surprised that we have the same reading patterns... I've got Sam Sykes & Mark Charan Newton on my reader as well. They do a lot of (very open) talking about genre, fandom and writing, which I enjoy.

I love China's not-blog because nobody has any idea what he's doing. When he put up panels from a comic strip, the comic blogosphere went NUTS with wild assumptions.

Offline quippley

Re: Fantasy Author Blogs
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2011, 10:45:04 PM »
@missoularedhead those all sound pretty cool.  its great to see each writer taking advantage of blogs in their own way.