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Feb.19.2014
Focus on provocative insights and little known publishing history with regard to fantasy with deep concepts and adult protagonists - Janny Wurts guest post for Aidan Mohar's blog, A Dribble of Ink: http://aidanmoher.com/blog/featured-article/2014/02/the-unrecognized-trajectory-of-slow-burn-success-...
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May.17.2012
Some titles come easily, and the selection of others becomes what amounts to a rampant bear. I prefer a short title, since I love to have enough space for the artwork on the cover, and to allow the type design to stand out. This may have something to do with the fact I'm also an artist. Beauty...
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Feb.03.2011
Been a while since we had a fantasy author on Off the Shelf but our podcast this week is an interview with Janny Wurts, author of The War of Light and Shadow series, The Cycle of Fire Trilogy, and co-author with Raymond E. Fiest of The Empire Trilogy, is our guest on Off the Shelf on February 6...
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Aug.30.2010
National Buy a Book Day - Sept 7th, 2010 http://www.graspingforthewind.com/2010/08/19/september-7-national-buy-a-book-day/ Support the industry that brings you books, provides jobs, and gives you a friendly neighborhood bookshop by going out to a BOOK STORE on Sept 7 and buying ONE NEW BOOK - not a...
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Jan.23.2010
Just published? Are you looking to join book forums to spread the word about your shiny new title? This helpful article was compiled from feedback by forum users (at GoodReads Next Best Book Club, among others) addressing the inside complaints from forum members, concerning the ignorance (and...
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Apr.09.2009
The other day Josh Hill, a British reader of fantasy, wrote me inquiring why I write the way I do. Since I have always been somewhat of a stylist and fought the cookie-cutter use of language becoming so prevalent today my response for Josh's blog became a personal explosion. It turned out his...
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Feb.10.2009
Is anyone disturbed by the accelerated hype now appearing as ads targeted to solicit unpublished, new authors, and featured in glitz, at the headline of many prominent book discussion forums? Should writers of fiction be bothered about this, given the rapid shifts and changes sweeping the...
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Mar.04.2008
Are we using imaginative creation to its fullest extent, or are we pulling back, even shrinking from the actual challenges of facing an interactive relationship with our planetary environment? Everywhere, the urgency of seeking sustainability is becoming an issue of growing concern. As global...
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Jan.29.2008
The moment I respond to an inquiry about my profession, and the answer evolves beyond the general labels of author, illustrator, and novelist, to the defining tag, fantasy, whether the occasion is an interview or a social event, the conversation that follows tends to split two ways. Either I am...
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