Gorok and Wulf Host a Blog

Gorok and Wulf Host a Blog

Watch a writer blather about writing that gay Barbarian and Mage story that insisted on being finished. Anti-scam rants and ebook links inserted for free.

E-mail Link!

Writing Sites -- Forward Motion Writing Site
Read writing articles at Writing-World.com!
Read my column on writing romance novels here!
-- Evolution writing community

Anti-Scam Sources
PublishAmerica Sucks
Writer, Beware! Don't get scammed.
Preditors & Editors site
Teresa Nielsen Hayden's blog -- lots of anti-scam advice!
A. C. Crispin's Web Site
SFF.net's Publishing Scams Newsgroup
The Rumor Mill at Speculations.com
Absolute Write Bewares Board

Great Ebook sites!

Fictionwise.com -- great staff
Baen Webscription site
Palm Digital Media
GLB Books -- Gay fiction (some erotic, most not)
Hard Shell -- indie ebook publisher

Romantica and Erotic Ebooks -- adults only!
Ebook Eros -- Burlesque for the Brain -- Romantica publisher
Ellora's Cave -- Romantica publisher
Changeling Press -- erotic romances and some slash
eXtasy Books -- amourotic reading
eXtasy Books -- erotic romances
New Concepts -- Romance and erotic sensual romance
Loose-ID -- Erotic romance
Torquere Press -- Romantic and erotic gay fiction

Free E-books!
Baen Free Library
And visit Baen's Bar!
Blackmask Online
Project Gutenberg
The Online Books Page

More Writers' Blogs!
Diane Duane's weblog
Peter David's blog
Sick & Wicked: A Writer's Weblog
Alison Kent, erotic romance author (updated link)
Lydia Joyce, historical romance author
Hit by a Bus
Amy Shelton
Robert Sloan
Robert's Other Blog
John Scalzi, SF writer
Poppy Z. Brite
Wen Spencer
Tamara Siler Jones
Neil Gaiman
Beth Bernobich's blog
Silverfire's new blog
A Blog with Fantasy Reviews
Bring the E-Books Home
Kirkville -- Great Blog for iPod and Mac Fans
A Directory of Wonderful Things
Scifidaily Blog
Rosario's Reading Journal
Romantic SF & Fantasy

Fun Sites
All About Romance -- book reviews, etc.
F-minor, the Glenn Gould mailing list
Glenn Gould Foundation
The Glenn Gould Archive
Theoden Fanlist
-- Join Neopets here
How to Join the Copyediting List Serv (well I think it's fun!)

Listed on Blogwise
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
There are barbarians at the gates, and they're reading books!
This is an interesting article because it starts with the usual arguments along the lines of things like too many books are being published, there's a lot of trash out there, reading has become chic instead of respected, and there are no more classics.

Then he tears the argument into tiny little shreds. Heck, if the argument were printed, he probably used them to wrap his fish and chips... ;-)

There's one thing in common about the people who scream about the barbarians at the gates because a lot of people are reading "The Da Vinci Code" (or for that matter, romances or science fiction or whatever gets their goat). Most of them have no concept of the past. When many numbers of people were able to read, they didn't all rush forward to read what the critics of the time thought to be the classics. Nope. For the most part, they read penny dreadfuls or "frivolous" novels. They (duh) read something fun.

Also, let's not forget that in many cases, today's esteemed classic is yesterday's "frivolous novel" that was ignored or even lambasted by critics. So we don't know which of today's literature the critics will be praising generations from now. I know, I know, it's a trite old argument trotted out everytime some critic gripes about popular fiction. But maybe it's trite because it's true, so people bring it up a lot.
Comments: Post a Comment
(0) comments


  This page is powered by Blogger, the easy way to update your web site.  

critteranne got their NeoPet at http://www.neopets.com

My Counter!

Looking for a Publisher?

Looking for a book publisher? Don't get a scam publisher. If you want to publish America don't sign up with PublishAmerica!"
Learn about PublishAmerica book publishing Home  |  Archives