Pirate Who Just Won't Leave
Every author has one in the closet: the throwaway
character who just won't go away, the one-scene wonder who
tries to hijack the story and refuses to be relegated to a
walk-on role. When the stubborn minor character is a
historical figure and one is writing fantasy set in the modern
world, things can get interesting fast.
Language Can Be Electrifying
Mary Robinette Kowal
The goal, with any novel, is to keep the reader
engaged in the story. Beyond writing a story that is
compelling in the first place, you also have to avoid doing
anything that will throw them out of the story. For a novel
like Glamour in Glass, which is set in 1815, one of
the additional challenges is the use of language.
Brian Francis Slattery
Considering how simple the main thread of the story
of Lost Everything is—a man named Sunny Jim and his friend
take a boat up the Susquehanna River to reunite with Sunny
Jim's son—it's a little embarrassing that it took me so long
to figure out how to tell it.
Advance Team Excerpt
by Will Pfeifer, art by Germán Torres
Hi, I'm Steven Padnick, the editor of The Advance
Team. I am so proud of this book, where one of my favorite
writers, Will Pfeifer, has teamed up with future comics
superstar artist Germán Torres and legendary letterer Tom
Orzechowski to create a weird, funny, scary, science fiction
adventure about a young pizza-delivery guy who discovers that
his heroes are much more, and much worse, than they seem to
The Fake Book That Became Real
By Brian Evenson
Books come from all sorts of different places—from
a news story, a random idea, a bit of triggering language, or
from other books, for instance. But very few books start out
like Immobility, which saw the light of day first as
an imaginary book, and only later became real.
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