Monthly Archives: July 2015

Bookshelf: Million Dollar Outlines

I occasionally remind myself of craft principles by going back to the well and reading a book about writing. This week, I read David Farland’s Million Dollar Outlines. If you’re trying to write your first novel (or your nth novel) … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: Bloodletting

The Affinities Cycle is an epic fantasy saga in a Farlandesque or Sandersonian vein… 5/5 stars, and bring on the sequels! As in Sanderson’s and Farland’s most famous books,¬†magic here is schematic, tied to an ordering of the world, its … Continue reading

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Houston, We Have Liftoff

That joke is probably going to get overused this weekend. William Shatner and I and a few thousand of our closest friends will be in Houston this weekend for Space City Comic Con. Come find me with WordFire Press at … Continue reading

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I do some creative work with Too Many Legs, a premier animation studio in Salt Lake City. My good friend and author / rocker Craig Nybo originally hooked me up with Ian Johnston, Tim Rowberry, and the rest of the … Continue reading

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Airships of Camelot

Rob Wells is branching out into Indie publishing with his forthcoming novel Airships of Camelot! I think this is a great thing — as the industry changes, I think many professional authors will have fingers in various kinds of publishing … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: Slags and Embers

Debut novelist Brian Lindow has launched an epic of which C.S. Lewis would be proud. The Soulscape Code: Slags and Embers is the first of a series set in a ruined world. Deprived of its defenders (the three Forges of … Continue reading

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Connecticon 2015

I’m heading to Connecticut this week. I’ve spent a surprising amount of time in and around Hartford in the last year with corporate training clients, but this time I’m heading out for Connecticon. Here’s my tentative schedule: Friday 2:40 pm … Continue reading

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The Enemies of Our Enemies, Quack

HeroQuest with the kids last night. On the north side of the tula, where nothing ever happens, we adventurers met Rictus Piercefeather, servant of Hueymakt, and Fauna Pintail, acolyte of the Earth Mother. Ducks. Carrying a clutch of seven eggs. … Continue reading

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Fill Yourself with Substance

I’m a big proponent of self-driven learning. For a writer, I think that’s essential. So here are some of the non-fiction books I’ve read in the last couple of months. Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography. I had never heard of Gottfried … Continue reading

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