Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Little Mulling, A Little Progress

I finally got around to picking out one of Blogger's new templates. They're wider and more customizable, so I hope it works out better.

I keep promising to write my series of articles on the supporting policeman characters in amateur sleuth stories. But instead, after a long day at work, I found myself working on the work-in-progress. Though it is supposed to be on hiatus, that's a score, I think.

However, I've also got a lot of blog post ideas I want to work on. I want to do a series of posts examining various characters - mine and favorites in lit - and how they tick (and for mine, how they developed). I think the police characters will start this series off nicely.

I also want to continue talking about the role of fantasy in the writing process. Fantasy is more than just a genre with magic in it. It's also what all fiction IS. It's what we do when we write, and what we do when we read. The tools of fantasy - the tools of playing - are what we use to write.

So tomorrow I might spend some extra time writing lots of rough drafts of blog posts. (If the work-in-progress doesn't come and get me.)


Laura S. said...

I really like your blog's new layout! It looks clean, organized and is simple to navigate. Hmmm, I may have to start thinking about giving my blog a facelift with one of Blogger's new templates...

The Daring Novelist said...

I really like the way Google has changed how the templates work, so you can really do a lot of customization without having to program your own template from scratch.