Byrt’s weekly blog ramble (11/19)

Our weekly trundle through the tweetverse and blogoshere


- The stars of Harry Potter try to speak American:

- Warren Ellis threw the gauntlet and holy steampunk. Batman! True poster awesomeness – here’s a taste:

- A first look at pictures from HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones series

- Steven Gould on waterproofing your ipad


- Neil Gaiman‘s annual NeNoWriMo pep talk

- Holly Black‘s NeNoWriMo pep talk

- Kim Harrison‘s NeNoWriMo thoughts from 2009 on how she outlines

- Maureen Johnson takes on the James Frey situation (and here’s the contract she’s talking about)

- Kristen Cashore says thank you to her editor

- Melissa Marr chats with Robin McKinley

- Kathy Reichs on real life inspiration and from Bones to her books

- Hal Duncan‘s It Gets Better video:


- A new snippet and a deleted scene from Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

- Tor short story: Lightbringers and Rainmakers by Felix Gilman

- Del Rey Spectra’s 50 page Friday: Alan Dean Foster‘s The Human Blend