Whatever Best of 2006
We’re now officially in the final week of 2006, which means it’s time for my annual “Best Of” list of Whatever entries, highlighting the entries I think were the most notable of the last calendar year. As it happens, this year’s list seems to be heavy on entries about writing, but all things considered I don’t suppose that’s all that surprising. I do think overall it was a good year for the Whatever, but as BaconCat reminds us above, all Internet dreams of fame — and pretensions of quality — are fleeting.
I suspect I may be doing a couple more end of the year compilation entries over the next week; beats having to think, you know?
Anyway, for your reading edification, in chronological order:
January is National Literary Fraud Month!
There is Always Another Way
The John Scalzi Agent FAQ
Writing Tips for Non-Writers Who Don’t Want to Work at Writing
The Money Entry
Interesting But Unverifiable Facts About the 2006 Campbell Class
The 2006 Stupidest FanFic Writer Award Gets Retired Early
10 Things Teenage Writers Should Know About Writing
Why There Are No Great Video Game Critics (Yet)
How (And How Not) To Market To Me When I’m in Blogger Mode
The Value of (Long) Fiction Online
A Special Message for Scott “Pluto Hayta” Westerfeld
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Clearly You People Thought I Was Kidding (The BaconCat Entry)
Thinking About The God Delusion
How to Make a Schadenfreude Pie
On Moral Cowardice
The Lie of Star Wars as Entertainment
The Occam’s Razor Theory of Literary Rejection
You Can Get This Book For Free. You Should Buy It.
On Carl Sagan
On the New York Times Sunday Book Review Piece
If there’s a Whatever piece from 2006 you’ve enjoyed but I’ve not put on this reading list, by all means give it a shoutout in the comments.