My SFF Adaptation Wishlist

During the last several years adaptations of fantasy and science fiction stories have taken off in a big way. As is the case when anything goes “mainstream”, the original fans have often been disappointed by the results. That’s not to say that no good has come of it. Game of Thrones kept us enthralled untilContinue reading “My SFF Adaptation Wishlist”

Why Writers Should Read The Eye of The World

The Wheel of Time– a vast sprawling epic that many find intimidating. But what if we take just the first book, The Eye of the World. On its own, it’s a simple story about villagers leaving home and being chased by evil creatures until they make some troubling discoveries. It’s a great example of howContinue reading “Why Writers Should Read The Eye of The World”

To Focus, or Not to Focus? That is the Question

Hello Friends, Today is November 1st, and many of you are gearing up for NaNoWriMo–putting your noses to the grindstone with a plan to come out on the other side with a 50,000-word first draft. I wish you all the best of luck. This type of focus is an essential part of writing, but it’sContinue reading “To Focus, or Not to Focus? That is the Question”

5 Lessons from Tolkien about Writing and Life

I recently reread The Lord of the Rings for the first time as an adult. I thoroughly enjoyed it and got so much more out of it than I did as a teenager. This time I was reading it both as a writer and as a fan. I was inspired to revisit the fascinating volume The Letters ofContinue reading “5 Lessons from Tolkien about Writing and Life”