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Monthly Archives: March 2018

I have read exactly one of the late Tom Clancy’s novels in my life.  I didn’t even realize it was part of a larger universe until writing this review.  I know there have been several movies and series based on books by Tom Clancy, but I think I’ve only seen The Hunt for Red October.  Seems strange now, given that I liked Rainbow Six so much I bought it! Ex-Navy SEAL John… Read More

Revising Remember how I went on that epic trip and learned all that stuff?  I’ve been applying it this week on my third draft.  I spent a long time on the prologue, writing it from two different point of view characters.  Then I gave up on that and moved on to the first chapter.  I rewrote, revised, and added.  Then I color coded sections, looking for kinetic, audio, and visual parts.  It… Read More

While I was waiting for a library hold to come in, I purchased A Duel of Evils by Anthony Ryan on the Kindle from Amazon.  It is a short story set in the Raven’s Shadow world, wherein our favorite historian relates the events of an important battle.  I  really liked Lord Verniers, and his voice in this is perfect. I don’t normally buy or read short stories so don’t know how to… Read More

March is only halfway complete and it has already been quite eventful. I took a week of vacation and headed to Dallas for a Writing Enchanting Prose class with David Farland. It was educational, fantastic, fun, and a little terrifying. I met many excellent people and can’t wait to see them again at some future writing event. You can read all about my trip here. Better yet, you can attend a class… Read More

When I said I was prepared to leave my comfort zone, I had not anticipated Dallas traffic.  I headed there last Sunday for a week-long class on  Writing Enchanting Prose with David Farland.  The long drive was uneventful until that last hour, and then I thought I might die.  Though I personally almost caused two accidents, nobody honked, so I guess that’s a plus?  Exciting times. Two things I’m relatively good at… Read More

I’ve been (half-heartedly) complaining my goal of 60 books in 2018 will be hard to hit if I keep picking up 1000 page epics, but that didn’t stop me from going from The Way of Kings right into Words of Radiance.  Both are by Brandon Sanderson and are part of his Stormlight Archive. Expected by his enemies to die the miserable death of a military slave, Kaladin survived to be given command… Read More