July 10, 2014
Sometimes, when we rush, we do stupid things. To that end, I somehow forgot to mention in this morning’s post (below) that I am today’s guest at John Scalzi’s “The Big Idea” blog. I’m writing about magic systems and how they do and sometimes don’t work. Here is the link:
I hope you enjoy the post!
June 30, 2014
Today, the Summer 2014 A Plunder of Souls Blog Tour shifts into high gear, or at least into a higher gear. I have two appearances on the schedule today. The first is at the blog of my wonderful friend, Faith Hunter, who (along with Misty Massey and me) is one of the co-founders of the Magical Words blog site. The post is about creating rich, believable, compelling settings for urban fantasies.
I am also interviewed today at Fantastical Imaginations, a wonderful genre-oriented site run by my friend, Dominick Swennen. The interview covers a good deal of ground and was fun to do. I hope you enjoy it, as well as the post at Faith’s site.
And for those of you not keeping track of the minutes, as I am, the July 8 release of A Plunder of Souls, the third book in the Thieftaker Chronicles, is only eight days away!! Woot! And you don’t even have to wait that long to make sure that you have your copy ready; you can pre-order it now!!
October 14, 2013
“…Point of view is the nexus of character and narrative; it is the place where our character arcs and our story arcs come together. It is how we inject emotion and meaning into our plot points. But what struck me so forcefully at this summer’s conventions and writing workshop, is that POV is also the answer to so many problems that we run into as writers when working on a novel.”
Check out the post to read more!
July 23, 2013
The Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour stops today at SFNovelists, the group blog I help maintain as part of a group of over 100 published authors of speculative fiction. This newest post is about the little details I like to use to help breathe life into my historical fantasy novels, the Thieftaker books (Thieftaker and Thieves’ Quarry). The post is called “The Little Details that Make Historical Fiction Come to Life.” I hope you enjoy it.
The Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour rolls on with two more posts today. One is a different sort of post from most of the others I’ve done: It’s an interview with Ethan Kaille, the lead character in my Thieftaker series. Thanks to some excellent questions from Dominick Swennen, who is hosting me at his Fantastical Imaginations site, we had a lot of fun with the Q&A. You can find it here.
Today’s second post can be found at the blog site of my good friend and Magical Words colleague, Mindy Klasky. The post is about the magic system I developed for the Thieftaker books, and about the guidelines I usually follow when creating magic for my books. Here is the link.
I hope you enjoy both posts.