One year and one month later, and it looks like I always end up back on LJ in the Fall. I'm not going to pretend like I'll update regularly, but I've got a use for LJ for the next month and a bit. I'm going to give (Inter)National Novel Writing Month a shot.
I've got a lot to get done before November in order to make sure my desk is clean -- not to mention finishing my Halloween RPG campaign for the end of the month -- and I'm adding to that with a short reading list to poke through in the next week and a bit. Preparing for NaNoWriMo, I'll be looking at:
How Fiction Works by James Wood
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey-French
The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler
How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy by Orson Scott Card
The Little, Brown Handbook by A Bunch of Editors
They're not all worth a read cover to cover the way I'm going through How Fiction Works now, but hopefully I'll at least have the time to focus on the parts most pertinent to me.