One of my favorite blogs, Clockwork Storybook, is active again. CS is a group blog by comic and prose writers Chris Roberson, Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, and Bill Williams. These guys have been friends for years, and their blog is an ongoing discussion about the craft.
So many good discussions going on:
- Bill Willingham does his take on Marjorie Liu’s 4 rules of writing. Liu is a Marvel comics writer and novelist, and her rules are:
- Get to the point
- Get back to basics
- Do it with pizazz
- Don’t lose your edge
- Matt Sturges complains about zombie ninjas on the moon and other genre mashups, and Chris Roberson takes umbrage
- Bill Willingham provides a textbook example of how graphic artists can (and must) carry the weight of the story
Just great stuff. Tune in.