Morning Cuppa – 04/30/13 – War of Art! William Gibson! Reddit!

 

  • John Hornor Jacobs blogged this morning about the War of Art and finishing the tasks you take on, “The only way to come to understand what works for you is through completion. If you’re not finishing things, then you’re not learning what works for you. And that is not good.”
  • On April 19th, William Gibson read an excerpt from his new book, The Periphereal at the New York Public Library. io9 shares a video excerpt from that appearance and links to the full video on the library’s website.
  • Over on Reddit, a “brand new fantasy author” asks how to get an audience. The responses, as you would expect with Reddit, range from hilarious to compelling.

    I’d like to tl;dr this: it’s similar to how you pitch to publishers at cons and etc.
    A single sentence to summarize your story
    a 30 second paragraph to summarize your story, if they still seem interested
    and a one page to summarize your story, if they still seem interested