The Shadow of the Gryphon is now available for pre-order on your Kindle. The release of the ebook comes out July 24th. I am hoping the paperback version will be available closer to that date as well. With the move, some things are taking a little longer to finish. The audiobook for Gryphendale was… Continue reading Pre-order The Shadow of the Gryphon for Kindle!
How Fiction Works apparently thinks of itself as the modern replacement for E.M Forester’s Aspects of the Novel and debates with that classic continually. Though this book has some good observations, it is quite a bit more academic and gives higher value to high literature that I am confident I would not enjoy by his… Continue reading Book Review: How Fiction Works by James Wood
The Shadow of the Gryphon is coming July 24th!
Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster is not a how-to-write book. It is a collection of lectures delivered in the 1920’s by Forster at King’s College in Cambridge. The point of the book is to discuss what makes a good fiction novel work. I was introduced to this book from multiple directions at the… Continue reading Book Review: Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster
Yes, the picture is of me sword fighting! Yay! This year I went to Comicpalooza in Houston Texas with my Dad. He has been to a few of these sort of conventions in various cities around the country. We had a full day of geeky fun, mostly me dragging him around to the… Continue reading Comicpalooza!
Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin is a fantastic book, but don’t read it thinking it will teach you how to write a novel. Instead, read Write and Revise for Publication by Jack Smith to learn how to take an idea from an outline… Continue reading Book Review: Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. Le Guin
I have read a few writing books, and I think this is one of the better books out there. It is optimistic and encouraging. Rather than telling you all the things you shouldn’t do when writing fiction, Jack Smith focuses on all the options of what you can do. The book could be summarized as… Continue reading Book Review: Write and Revise for Publication by Jack Smith