Yorkshire photos will follow later this week, but for now I have a couple of links on the current discussions of the day:
More on Christopher Priest versus the Clarke Awards, since Mr Priest himself appears in the comments on John Scalzi’s blog to explain himself.
What is more, I found this German language round-up of the Christopher Priest versus the Clarke Awards situation from Lake Hermanstadt in my trackbacks.
More on the publishing phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey: The Malaysian paper The Star has a very good article about Fifty Shades of Grey, its fanfiction origins and the potential legal pitfalls. This is probably the best and most thorough article on the Fifty Shades phenomenon I have seen in the mainstream press so far.
Adrienne Kress has a good article about female characters and why female characters are viewed as something other than just characters.
At the Clarion Blog, Michèle Laframboise writes about extending the roots of your inspiration.