Impressions: Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay

Impressions: Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay

Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay by Daniel Calvisi My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent book on plotting for screenwriters or novelists. Calvisi distills a ton of information into concise chunks, and explains the beats of successful commercial...
Impressions: Tower Lord

Impressions: Tower Lord

Tower Lord by Anthony Ryan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Not as good as book 1, but still a very interesting take on magic systems. Not since Dave Farland have I read a book that I felt had truly original underpinnings. View all my...
Impressions: Tech World

Impressions: Tech World

Tech World by B.V. Larson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Great book, just like most of B.V.Larson’s Star Force and previous Undying Mercenaries books. This one is action packed, fun, has lots of twists and turns, and was a quick read. Perfect escapism, which is why I...
Handwritten Plotting

Handwritten Plotting

I found an article by Emily Temple with some fascinating examples of author’s handwritten plots for their novels. I do everything in software these days, but I’m always interested in learning how the best plan their work. I’m on the hunt for those...
Library Chair?

Library Chair?

I found this amazing library chair in Writer’s Digest this month. I think any of us bibliophiles and authors definitely need this! If you have one, send me pics! Here’s the description from ETSY: Library Chair Fully upholstered button-cushion club chair...
Impressions: Hyperion

Impressions: Hyperion

Hyperion by Dan Simmons My rating: 4 of 5 stars Good book, and deserving of its status as an SF classic. The Priest’s story was very creepy, in a good way. A must read for all scifi fans. View all my...
Impressions: Homefront

Impressions: Homefront

Homefront by Scott James Magner My rating: 5 of 5 stars Fantastic book! I loved the whole transgenic, caste system. Very cool, and a fresh concept. I can’t wait for more! View all my...
Space Opera as its own Genre?

Space Opera as its own Genre?

Should Space Opera (SO) be its own genre, as opposed to a sub-genre of Science Fiction? I think it should. To me, Science Fiction is Wonder Literature. Dave Farland thinks that books might better be categorized by the emotions they evoke: …we don’t really even...
Star Viking Available Now!

Star Viking Available Now!

Order NOW! Amazon USA Amazon CAN Amazon UK KOBO (Any country) Star Viking The first inter-stellar feudal state was dedicated to just one purpose: crushing the Hrymar. Haldor Olsen has sworn an oath to see it done. Driven to avenge his wife and son, he also seeks to...

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