As I mentioned on Twitter the other day, I’ve started putting together a new structure for my online writing. Today, I offer up one possible restructuring effort. Your opinions are always welcome, even if you fundamentally disagree with the whole endeavor.
On a side note: I do plan to move this blog to its own website soon (to coincide with my own personal site). I don’t know if I will keep the World in the Satin Bag name, though I probably should.
- WISB would shift to an sf/f commentary and writing blog; most of what I’d offer here would be my semi-academic discussions, views on what’s happening in sf/f, views on sf/f, and general nonsense about my sad little writing career (which is frankly what this blog has mostly been anyway). Basically, this blog ceases to be a review blog and becomes more of a discussion blog that provides much of the same stuff I’ve always provided, but with a little more focus.
- All book reviews would move to The Skiffy and Fanty Show blog OR to review sites (Strange Horizons, etc.; I already have a review coming out through them soon)
- Totally Pretentious would become my “movie discussion” arena, since it’s a movie podcast and blog. This would include three specific elements:
a) the podcast (more on that later)
b) Retro Nostalgia: it will become a feature where I review an sf/f movie released 10/20/30/40/50+ years from a specific week or month (example: Ladyhawke was released in April 1985). I’ll just go back and forth through time by divisions of 10 :)!
c) The 6 Continents Director Circle: a terrible title for a feature in which I explore the work of a single director, moving from continent to continent. This may come in the form of reviews or essays about the breadth of their work (from the perspective of a budding film critic and film scholar). I’m told by David Annandale that we might also include this as part of the podcast at a future point (more on that later).