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  1. THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman

    I've recently finished an advance copy of THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman and loved it.

    THe book follows the adventures of Quentin Coldwater, a high school senior who is obsessed with Christopher Plover’s series of fantasy novels set in the magical land of Fillory, only to discover that Fillory really exists!

    To go along with the book, they've created some amazing viral websites that I think you'll enjoy exploring:

    • You can explore Fillory here: ...
  2. On the DGLA...

    Been a little while, so an update.

    In case you haven't read on the Forums, I REALLY enjoyed the inaugural David Gemmell Legend Awards in London on Friday. I've written pretty much all I wanted to say there, but simply lots of great people there, a nicely done ceremony and a fabulous venue.

    I do think that it's going to continue onwards and upwards. I hope David would've enjoyed it, I rather think he would.

    Afterwards there's been some interesting comments. ...
  3. Yikes, cursed again.

    I blog about getting started on my new work and the old curse strikes again.

    My ongoing heath problem has flared up. (Lympodeama) So I feel like crap, and am on antibiotics so strong that I feel I have had one over the eight!

    Not touched either story since Wednesday, or was it Thursday? I am totally out of it lol...

    Anyway going to make the effort today, as well as read some of the flash fiction entries. Mine has bombed, expected it would. Lately I don't ...
  4. Philip K. Dick: Gnostic? Prophet? Saint?

    Looking back at my husband's life and work 27 years after his death, I wonder what he would think of this world. Is it anything like the future that he predicted? Not really.

    Perhaps Phil's dystopic visions helped us to make changes that prevented the rise of the police state, at lest to some extent. But we are headed int he direction of cities swarming with homeless people, thieves and murderers, much like the major European cities of the Middle Ages, but with modern technology. ...
  5. The Slingshot Saga Volume 1

    If you liked the Chronicles of Narnia and the Lord of the Rings then read The Slingshot Saga.

    The story’s main characters, Derek and Sam, are teenage cousins who love adventure and plan to spend the summer working on Sam’s family farm and hanging out.

    However, a mysterious scroll with unusual directions leads them to a strange land fraught with danger and unique, deadly creatures.

    They are befriended by a primitive life style people who turn out to be ...
  6. At it again.

    When I wrote Hand of Glory. I started a thread about the work. This time I am somewhat limited, as I can't openly talk of my work in progress, or rather my two works. So I thought I would blog my general thoughts on the process as the work progresses

    I will call the two stories.

    Effort One and Effort Two, very original I know, lol...

    Effort one has been in my mind for a long time, thought about, outlined in some detail, changed, re-outlined, mulled over ...

    Updated June 19th, 2009 at 02:06 AM by Holbrook

  7. Ophiuchus: Last Days of 2012 by David Powell

    “Ophiuchus: Last Days of 2012” written by David L. Powell III centers on the title character in her effort to create a measure of chaos for “the righteous.” Incorporating a conception of spiritual faith, the narrative explores relatively complex notions of loyalty, power, and belief. The author’s portrayal also take into account an understanding of certain contemporary political and social conditions to implicitly consider the way the twenty-first century may unfold. With elements of suspense and ...
  8. Jatia Gods Era(1)

    Writer's Words
    Well,I am not English native speaker.If I make some mistkes in my first novel,please help me find it out.Thank you very much.
    When all things become the past,I am still here.
    I am waiting for you.
    Wait for your rebirth,wait for the day I meet you again.
  9. Rumelius Osprey (D&D)

    This was my favorite character in an adventure, set in the world of Eradoras:

    Name: Rumelius Osprey

    Race: Half-Elf

    Class: Bard/Sorceror

    Alignment: Chaotic Good

    Deity: Corellon Larethian

    Gender: Male

    Age: 31

    Height: 5'11"

    Weight: 166

    Eyes: Amber

    Hair: Dk. Brown

    I'll add more later, once I decipher all these scribbles ...

    Updated October 11th, 2009 at 03:58 AM by MonkFish

  10. Blog or not to blog..

    Scalzi does it again.

    At his blog site, John's made comments about a Times Article on blogging.

    I particularly liked the comment from John and The Times that there are 3 types of blog site:

    The Times also notes that of the millions of blogs that exist, only a tiny margin get a readership beyond the bloggger and the blogger’s mom (”OMG I can’t believe my mom read what I wrote about her on my blog”), and thus as a consequence most are eventually abandoned.
  11. Just say something

    As you can see,I am just a little girl who love dreaming very much.Maybe I can't write a worderful novel,but I will never give up my dream.I just love reading,and I just keep writing.
  12. Night World

    So i heard u guys talking about Night World i LOVE Night World im 12 and with all the stories i cant wait for strange fate to come out
  13. Eddings Obituary

    It's up HERE.

    Now I'm off to read some.

  14. More updates..

    The City and the City review's up and getting hit big time, by the looks of things.

    So too's the review of Mark Charan Newton's Nights of Villjamur and Joe Abercrombie's Best Served Cold - three of the best I've read this year.

    Such things make the world good. Sort've counterbalances when we lose one of our own, such as David Eddings, as we have today. Though many say that they've moved on from his books, most of his books, especially the Belgariad series, are where ...
  15. Schedule

    I found today my Freshman year high school planner (or schedule book). I hadn't realized how much inspirational quotations there were scattered throughout it. There were also many questions posed to the user. Anyway, I've dictated the one's that I found... inspirational for maybe more than just oneself (meaning that one could also use such words geared towards his/her writing). Nevertheless, I would like to share them with you (I warn you, it’s quite a long list!):

    Words Worth Wondering ...

    Updated June 8th, 2009 at 04:07 PM by Alexandria

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