Authors Are People Too

Posted by Shannon Haddock on August 30, 2014 in Rants, Writing process |

In defense of George R. R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, and any other author who doesn’t churn out books as fast as their readership thinks they should: Neil Gaiman says it best here, but after spending some time reading reviews of Patrick Rothfuss’s books today (I’ve read part of Name of the Wind and was wanting […]

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Music and writing

Posted by Shannon Haddock on August 29, 2014 in Writing process |

There are authors who can’t write unless there’s complete silence.  There are authors who can’t write without listening to a meticulously created playlist.  I’m neither of these.  Silence makes me wonder what my pets are up to.  They have a magical ability to know when I’m writing and decide it’s time for me to play […]

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When the story catches fire

Posted by Shannon Haddock on August 17, 2014 in Writing process |

From Neil Gaiman‘s Journal, on October 15, 2007: “The best thing about writing fiction is that moment where the story catches fire and comes to life on the page, and suddenly it all makes sense and you know what it’s about and why you’re doing it and what these people are saying and doing, and […]

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Literary Geek Meme

Posted by Shannon Haddock on August 3, 2014 in Meme |

  I found this on Facebook, then accidentally closed it, then found a slightly longer version, and I’m bored and insomniac, so . . . 1) What author do you own the most books by?Terry Pratchett2) What book do you own the most copies of?This is an easy one. The Hobbit.  I think we have a total of […]

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