Friday, July 26, 2013
Out and About
~ “My Blurb Has Balls” is where I tell the story of how I came up with a blurb about a barbarian sticking a unicorn horn up his ass.
~ No Fun At All, wherein I reveal that my family thinks I'm a dud.
~ Buddy Novels talks about how Thick as Thieves fits in the long tradition of novels, movies, and TV shows about male friendship. What do Vorgell and Madd have in common with Finch and Reese from Person of Interest?
~ Why I Love a Brawny Barbarian — because I really do! See picture below.
~ In Sex, Magic, and Playing by the Rules, I talk about how I built the magic system for Thick as Thieves and why rules are an important component of fantasy.
~ Barbarians and Basilisks talks about basilisks and how Petal was really a fortuitous afterthought. Includes cute excerpt of Petal's hatching.
~ Ten Nifty Uses for a Unicorn Horn — well, that one kind of explains itself! :) I have fun with unicorn horns.
~ In A Visual Writer I give a tip for using visual metaphor in character description.
~ Playing With Size is a fun post about how I drew on romance and fantasy stereotypes to have fun creating Vorgell and Madd. And the post includes an inspirational picture that's dead on for size comparison. Yep, that's what I'm talking about. :D
~ I wrote about Old School Gay Fantasy and Science Fiction--Really and name five books that were my earliest inspirations and put me on the road to being a writer. No surprise, they included gay characters! The book that didn't make the list: Lord of the Rings.
~ Swords and Sorcery has me talking about one of my favorite fantasy genres, not only what it is but also why I so love it. See picture above.