Where’s Wendig?

First, I’ll tell you where Wendig is — Wendig is neck-deep in wordsmithy. That’s not a bad thing, obviously, but it’s the kind of thing where every time I blink, I get inkdrops on my eyelashes. I’m keeping my head above the word count, thankfully, but just last night a brand new thing dropped into my lap (in short: someone’s looking for an awesome pitch about something by, drum roll please, Monday).

So, what that means is that you, the casual audience, gets treated to another bullshit “this is what Chuck is up to and where you can find that rambling jackass on the web” kinda post.

No need to thank me. Or fling your panties at my front porch.

Anyway. Where I be?

Blogradio interview at: Canned Laughter and Coffee. Where I discuss flinging panties. And zombies.

An interview with me at Galileo Games about, well, zombies again. (It’s a theme, I guess?)

This Is How You Die has collected close to 20 pages of submissions by now. It’s been an an interesting experience so far. (And we’ve had one musical submission!) Definitely hoping to see more art- or photo-based submissions over time. Given the Tumblr’s thematic (and sometimes narrative) connection to BLACKBIRDS, Angry Robot posted a tidbit at their blog. One thing that creeps me out: searching the “death” tag across Tumblr. You find some interesting stuff there, some compelling ideas and poems and whatever. But you also find a lot of talk about suicide. And you occasionally find very disturbing images of dead bodies. Sometimes murdered. Sometimes children. The Internet is a weird-ass place to live, sometimes.

I might be in LA at some point soon. Where my LA peeps at?

“I find it hard to believe that a person who mistakes vulgarity for humor has advice worth pursuing. Do yourself a favor and buy a book written by a grown-up.” Aww. How sweet! (Er, out of all seriousness, I’m not asking folks to go and respond to her. Her review is her review, if you can call it that. Mostly I like these kind of reviews — “He’s got a poo-poo mouth!” — because they end up selling the book far better than I ever could.)

Did you participate in the “Three Sentences For Bear71″ flash fiction challenge? Some of your stories may be popping up at the “I Am Bear71″ Tumblr. Bear71 is at Sundance as we speak.

Okay, this isn’t about me (I know, I hear your bleats of disappointment), but I am reminded (courtesy of Eddy Webb) that Cyanide & Happiness is awesome. If you read webcomics, I’m always looking for suggestions. This particular strip of C&H is a nice jab at our current consumption culture.

And I think that’s all she wrote.

7 comments

  • I just purchased the 500 Ways to be a Better Writer . . . and, wow.

    Just wow. I cannot say anymore. Coming to your blog was already a distraction. Must finish reading.

  • Zombies are always a good subject unless they are trying to eat you. Then killing the zombies is the subject (10 gauge will do nicely for that).

    Also, 60% through “Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey.” awesome advice and lots of great (vulgar) writer humor.

    And Cock-Waffles :P

  • I second cock-waffles.

    Also, web comics:

    Order of the Stick. The first bunch are sort of episodic, but once you get deep into the storyline, Burlew has some of the best storytelling I’ve ever seen. For real. Plot twists, 3 dimensional characters, and still, humor.

    Dr. McNinja. I’ve never seen someone do such a good job with absurd humor played straight. It’s logical but also completely insane.

    GunnerKrigg Court. Gorgeous artwork, very interesting storyline.

  • Webcomic: Goblins “Life through their eyes”

    It is a DnD spoof comic where a group of Goblins start gaining character levels. It breaks the 4th wall constantly, characters are awesome, and story is great.

    The artist/writer also did some shorts with a character called “Tempts Fate.” They are hilarious.

    Also highly recommended: Order of the Stick and Head Trip.

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