If you are a reader at heart, you might make it to the end. If you are not a reader at heart, it’s okay and probably doesn’t apply to you. I’m not ranting, I’m… wistful, and wondering what keeps readers from reviewing books.
Over in the Book of Faces, I was tagged by my delightful friend, authorB.G. Thomas to play the Influential Authors Game. Basically, I am to list 15 authors who have influenced me. This doesn’t necessarily mean I enjoy these authors works – I’ll be listing at least one that I find highly disagreeable (will leave it to you to figure out who that is!) Being influenced by an author and liking their work does not always go hand in hand.
Last month I gave a talk at the Aether Salon in New Babbage, a virtual steampunk city in Second Life. There was a record crowd of avatars representing published writers, hopeful writers, and other interested folk. The transcript, along with the graphics from my slide show presentation (yes you can run a slide show in a virtual setting) has been posted.