So! As predicted, I have received two notes from friends saying they got their paperback copy of Ryswyck in one day — one text even came with a picture — and my author copies have yet to even ship. So if you were hanging fire about ordering your paperback, let the fire land by all means, and order.
Meanwhile, I am percolating tomorrow’s sermon, which bears a very strong resemblance to procrastinating, because that is how I roll. So while I’m doing that, I shall post a list of prospective blog topics, for general amusement. And for my own reference, because while some of these topics have patiently resided on the Excel spreadsheet I made for the purpose, I do have to remember to open the file and update it…which, I, um, didn’t. Well, I’ve been busy.
- Aspiring megachurches with ridiculous non-cross logos
- People who drive slowly in the left lane
- Serious Literature: why does it have to be so fucking depressing?
- And more!
Cinematography and cinematographic writing
- Writing for the eye and for the mind’s eye
- Can a book be written like a movie?
- (Spoiler: probably not, but some conventions are analogous)
Robert Alter and narratology
- POV trends (or, are we off the present-tense tight-third bender yet?)
- Robert Alter and “perspective”; the writer’s tool box
Spoilers and plot structure
- or, why I’m not fussed if people find out what happens in my stories
- committing to a structure with its strengths and limitations
Bowen family systems theory and Ryswyck
- or, can you count the triangles in this drawing?
And now, back to John Marsh’s commentary on the Fourth Gospel. Or tacos.
The Peanut Gallery is open!