I think this blog really took a marked shift in focus this year, as it feels like I did a lot less lengthy essay-type writing in this space. I’m guessing this is mainly because I put my focus almost entirely on my fiction work this year, after deciding in 2011 that it was time to stop saying “I hope to be a writer someday” and start saying “I am a writer”. My book and movie writing dropped off substantially, which dismays me a little. It’s not like I wasn’t reading and watching new stuff, but I didn’t write about it nearly as much as usual in 2013.
Anyway, here’s a selection of posts that I particularly like from the year just passing into memory. And as always, I did some (I think!) good writing for the February and August editions of Ask Me Anything!, as well as the April A to Z.
Books I wrote about this year:
Bleyer, Me the People: One Man’s Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America
Campbell: The Lost Fleet: Dauntless
Reese: Make the Bread, Buy the Butter
Films I wrote about this year (these aren’t all “in-depth” essays):