I finished five books this month, considering I was doing Nanowrimo and have a three month old at home nights, that's pretty good, but my son is a champion night sleeper lately.
So here's quick bits about what I read. Excuse me while I consult the calendar.
Based on the Movie - Billy Taylor. Funny. Good. Even learned a bit about making movies. Research: I marked the funny bits with a check to see what the pacing of jokes was in a long fiction work. Well, I marked
Updated April 1st, 2011 at 09:01 PM by expatrie
(forgot fifth book. Duh. (The Writer's Voice). 4/1 - Format titles.)
My latest Wandering Koala graphic novel was created especially for eReaders, Tablet PCs, and smart phones and is free for a limited time.
In [I]Wandering Koala meets the Beast that came for Christmas[/I], it’s Christmas Eve and the residents of Alpine Falls are preparing to celebrate the birth of our Lord. As carolers spread good cheer something else is spreading terror and destruction—and no one is sure why. Only a
My goodness how I've been neglecting this journal, amazing what happens when one has to pay attention to the mundanities of living from day to day, finding food, training, sleeping, building a fire. I'm much more suited to urban living -- an elven ranger I am not. We are in the Elven lands and several cycles walking should bring us to syn's breadth. The libraries of the Elves are such a joy I'm told. I can't wait to walk amongst all the collected learning and wisdom. mmmmmm, knowledge. Tormic
So, I've joined SFF World to try and get into the online workd of Sci-Fi and Fantasy. I'm a writer and looks like my first book will be out March 2011 through equilibrium books.
I'm pretty excited as I write because I need to write. In grade 2 I wrote a book and we put it in my school library - I've been writing ever since and now 14 years after it first began, Quest of the Demon will finally be put into print.
So would like to hear from others on the site to say
[I]DAMON DANE'S RAGNAROK[/I]
The brass handle turned, the heavy oaken door swung inward, and Gothia stepped into the room. Stargard’s eyebrows rose. He had left a message with the knight-healer for Gothia to come and see him as soon as he was feeling well, but hadn’t expected him for several days yet, having left the burly knight comatose in the infirmary just the day before. Even with all the holy mojo Stargard had poured into him, Gothia should have lain in bed for a
Updated November 26th, 2010 at 06:32 AM by Damon Dane
Hi all...I joined this forum over a month ago and I am still making my way around. So far, everyone has been quite nice.
Let's see, I am a professional musician on the weekends and a sci-fi/fantasy author during the week.
I LOVE anything related to Star Wars. As far as sci-fi books are concerned, I like Frank Herbert, Arthur C Clarke and Asimov.
I live on Long Island in New York with my wife and two children...Guess that sums it up for now...(Does anyone
Just a quick note for the readers here.
If you've read the chapters from my novel and want more, you order a copy of it from:
Likewise, I move this blog back in May to http://aglaril.blogspot.com. Take a look. Thanks.
I signed up to participate in NaNo this year, hoping to make significant headway on my next novel (the sequel to The Kinshield Legacy), and I've written not one single new word. Every time I think I should sit down and write a bit, I remind myself that the world & characters have been out of my head for a couple years now (while I worked on The Venom of Vipers), and I should really read my outline for TKL first, maybe even the whole book, to immerse myself so I'll be "there" when I
The Great Collapse is available in paperback and e-book today! Just follow the link below...
Yes, it has been several cycle since last I reflected on my path and they have been busy cycles indeed. chased by wolven, a brawl at the Underbritches which was terribly stimulating. I think Gwen is getting a little upset at me. I took the opportunity to appropriate several bags of coin from those who faired poorly during the brawl -- hey, how else are we going to fund this wandering life I've chosen? it's not like the blood college is going to pay me for being a rogue crafter wandering about
Updated November 20th, 2010 at 07:54 PM by dfayeoc
(need to add links)
Amazon gift certificate giveaway on Facebook
In celebration of the Dec 1 release of my science fiction novel, The Venom of Vipers, I'm offering a $5 Amazon gift certificate to five randomly-selected Facebook users who "Like" The Venom of Vipers fan page. All Likers as of midnight EST on Dec 1, 2010 will be entered into a drawing that will be held on Dec 1 at 12:00 noon EST. Winners will be sent their Amazon gift certificate via Facebook.
These days I find myself going to the cinema less and less. The main reason (apart from cost!) is not the number of films I want to see but having paid my money the number of irritating things around me that spoil it.
Seems I'm not alone. Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode (national UK radio DJ and film critic accordingly) have created a list of annoyances and turned them into a Code of Conduct:
[I]DAMON DANE'S RAGNAROK[/I]
KNIGHTS OF THE NORTH
The north wind howled between the towers of an ice-encrusted castle rising from the slopes of Holy Mountain, a brooding Gothic edifice magnificent its monolithic gloom. Ancient halls carved with warrior angels stood weathering a storm barely relieved in centuries; tall spires pierced the sky, sheltering frozen gargoyles with fanged mouths agape in silent screams of rage, and blocky battlements
Updated November 26th, 2010 at 06:33 AM by Damon Dane
I have to admit, I am still getting used to this site and I like the fact I can do this ::) ooohm magic! Now I have to decide whether or not to put a proper picture of me on here or not .What do people think? Is it better to have a made up picture or to put your real face on here?
I must admit I do like the spot of fantasy reading as well as the wargaming fantasty 'stuff'. But one thing I do struggle with, when reading fantasy (don't ask me for specifics as I don't have any to give this is a general point) is that more or less the fantasy races are the same, e.g. Elves, Dwarfs, Ogres, Dragons,Humans, Wizards, Witches etc.
Now, a few questions :
1. where is the challenge in writing about these types, given that they seem to all have their set