New authors have fairly weak power. Editors can exert their power to: streamline the story such that it flows more smoothly cut out dense detailed descriptions that take the reader from the story their experience at what it takes to make a book become a bestseller gives them authority The trick is when the author… Continue reading Inverse Editor-Author Power
I posted “My Top 10 Life Changing Books” back in September. Such a list is terribly hard for me, so here is another one focused on a dear to me genre.
The only books I have ever pre-ordered are the ones for A Song of Ice and Fire. The question came up about whether George R. R. Martin has the time to finish the books before the HBO television series catches up to him. In summary he estimates the television series will take multiple seasons for… Continue reading Timeline
Joined a book club. Oddly enough for being an avid reader, I’ve never really done well discussing them in groups. In high school, there was a group of authors who would discuss manuscripts each other had written. The difference between this and a book club being openly critical of something hurts can hurt the author’s… Continue reading Book Club
George R. R. Martin ranting about bad endings seems odd. “C’mon. Writing 101.” One of my bigger terrors is his end to A Song of Ice and Fire will be bad. A slightly bigger one is 3 years between books means the end is possibly a decade away and a sedentary lifestyle will prevent us from… Continue reading Endings