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gregory-wilson's picture
Sep.07.2008
Let's admit it: fantasy authors love trilogies. It's kind of hardwired into us, a sort of genetic predilection to multiple books, and for a number of years everyone's been reasonably comfortable with the state of things. Part of it's historical; the towering works in our field, Tolkien's most...
gerard-jones's picture
Sep.07.2008
This is my Palin bounce, the event that's shifting my writing plans and priorities: tonight I know for sure that this election will not be an easy coast to victory for the Democrats, that it will be won only if those of us who care get out and fight. John McCain and Sarah Palin have taken the lead...
gabriella-hewitt's picture
Sep.07.2008
A tough economy demands you save money on books. Free novels available online. Harper Coliins is looking for its next big authors. They have put a website where authors can put up free novels for the public to read and vote on. It is up to the public to tell the editors who should win a contract...
jada-bradley's picture
Sep.07.2008
 I heard an interesting exchange while I was at the National Aquarium in DC (yes, we have one), doing research for a Washington Post article I wrote: Aquatic Adventures and a Dolphin Birthday. There was a man there with two little boys. I imagine they were his sons and he says to one of them,...
brian-mckee's picture
Sep.07.2008
I should be writing my blog story, but its too late to press play on the universal story teller living in the back of my head. (http://peacefulmeans.blogspot.com) The great thing about working on a new piece is the pure creative act. There is almost no mind involved. I witness the story in my head...
shoran-reid's picture
Sep.06.2008
Today in the Atlanta-Journal & Constitution newspaper, the largest newspaper in the state of Georgia, appears a great article about my new book Waking the Sleeping Demon: 26 Hours of Terror in Atlanta.  I knew the article was coming because the reporter interviewed me yesterday and told me to...
gerard-jones's picture
Sep.05.2008
Coming up from under back-to-back conventions, politicked up and politicked off, trying to get back into The Undressing of America. It's been hard to keep my mind on that early 20th Century story with the early 21st Century being shaped around me, but coming off Sarah Palin I see how that story is...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Sep.05.2008
  November is two months away, and I have started to think about my NaNoWriMo novel. I know the basic plot, and I'm seeing the characters in my head. Here is my challenge, however: Should I do an outline or not?             You see, I was never an Outline Girl. I always wrote and wrote and wrote...
r-n-morris's picture
Sep.04.2008
The kids went back to school today, which means I was able to pick up the pieces on my wip. I'm about 30,000 words into it but I had the feeling over the summer that it was falling apart in my hands. Not that I was working on it, just fretting over it. I now realise that I need to re-order some of...
diane-chamberlain's picture
Sep.04.2008
As I continued my hunt for the perfect title, I paid a visit to my profile over at RedRoom.com. Red Room is a great place to connect with authors, and my blog appears on my profile page over there as well as here on my website. Several people on Red Room offered title ideas for "the book...