Date of publication: 2017-07-09 13:06
I really loved Michael Livingston’s Roman fantistoricals The Shards of Heaven and its sequel The Gates of Hell. The writing is just absolute crystal clear, and brilliantly powerful and the action sequences OH DUDE THE ACTION SEQUENCES. I love Nicky Drayden’s first novel The Prey of Gods , which is a super-gonzo wild explosion of fantasy and SF ideas, set in near-future South Africa.
The two novels that stick out in my head immediately are . Jemisin’s The Broken Earth books— The Obelisk Gate . It’s a fiercely inventive fantasy/SF mix with terrific world building and believable character and social dynamics.
Although I’ve only read the first two books of the five-book series, it’s pretty clear you have a plan for the journey and a destination. Any advice about how to plot?
The galaxy in the Starfire trilogy is... a rough place. Giant space spiders live in the Dark Zone and will eat your suns and planets, so the intergalactic government constantly need an army to fight said space spiders. The army is made up of “crosses,” genetically engineered soldiers. The government’s line is that the crosses are not sentient. The crosses disagree.
All writing is poetic, to the truly sensitive soul. Never in the history of mankind ever has there ever been a more perfect, more inspiring or more nobler form of communication than poetry. One must aspire to exalt the noble art to its highest incarnation to bring joy and bliss to the world with wit, rhyme and the perfection of the 5/7/5 haiku, or, in the highest form of poetic art, the limerick.
There’s the video that Ryder Carroll made , of course, but these are some particularly useful guides to getting started using and customizing a bullet journal to suit you.
I’m not one of those who advocates reading “only the best,” or “only canon literature.” I think writers should read widely and voraciously. Take a book and a notebook (or use an ereader app and a note taking app on your phone) everywhere you go.
This website is mutating. I don t want to change too much because I know a lot of people use the web version on a regular basis. The old server was pretty crashy so I ve updated it and I ve tried to improve things without breaking anyone s habits.
One of the biggest improvements is the inclusion of visual stimulus. Instead of just writing to avoid annoying sounds and alarm warning colors you can now customize your stimulus. If you like to see a cute puppy after you ve reached a certain number of words, you can. If you d like to write in fear of a jiggling spider, you can do that too.
I have an office in the back of the house, between my kids’ bedrooms. It has just enough space for a chair, a big desk that can be turned into a standing desk with a button push, a bookshelf, and some whiteboards, brag trophies, and movie props on the walls. (I rented an office in town for a year, but it didn’t work out as well as I thought it would, so I moved back into my home office last year. It’s much easier to get up and running in the morning if you don’t have a 95-minute commute.)