This story beautifully captured two things for me: depression and dissatisfaction with the futility of life. The main character, Quentin Coldwater, lives a lifestyle that he thinks will make him happy, but doesn’t. Drugs and sleeping around don’t bring him fulfillment, they only make him more miserable. One scene perfectly encapsulates this realization that hisContinue reading “Book Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman, 4.9 Stars”
2 words: MAGE GUNS Stranger of Tempest is an epic fantasy with a heavy dose of… modernish warfare? (due to guns). The mage-guns use element-based ammo forged by mages, who have been coerced into service by various religious military orders (think Knights Templars or other crusade-era religious armies). The protagonist, a middle-aged war veteran, isContinue reading “Book Review: Stranger of Tempest by Tom Lloyd 4.5 Stars”
Warbreaker is a wonderful stand-alone epic fantasy. There are 4 main POV’s, two sister princesses (one refined, one irreverent), a god returned from the dead, and a mysterious vagabond with a talking sword and a mysterious agenda. Brandon Sanderson does an excellent job building out his characters, who all sound unique and have their ownContinue reading “Book Review: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson – 5 stars”
Here’s a quick post reviewing my writing progress in 2017, and my plans for 2018 and beyond. 😀
Hey all! As an update to all of my writing friends about conferences I’m attending: LUW Spring Conference (35$, Apr 14) https://www.eventbrite.com/…/2018-spring-conference… Fyrecon (40$ Jun 21-23) https://www.fyrecon.com UVU Book Academy 2018 (95$, Sep 18) https://www.uvu.edu/conferences/book-academy/program.html Local Authors and You (Free! Nov 3-4) http://www.viridiancenter.org/ev…/authors_LocalAuthorsAndYou NEXT YEART Superstars Writing Seminars (Many $$’s, I have a 100$ offContinue reading “Writing Conferences 2018, 2019”
Just keep learning the craft. Develop a habit of consistently consuming how-to-write content.
The last “just keep” you need to add to your writing habits is “just keep submitting” read more on my blog.
Often we think that exhale (or output) work is the only kind of work. But inhale (or input) work is just as important.
The first rule of writing is to read! Learning through osmosis.
Keep trying, keep failing, and watch the failures become more and more spaced out. Wannabes talk about writing, real writers actually write. Keep trying. No magic key. Just keep writing.