The author is not your bitch

Posted by Shannon Haddock on April 26, 2015 in Rants |

The fans are all upset. They’re always going to be upset. Why did he do it like this? And why didn’t he do it like this? They write their own movie, and then, if you don’t do their movie, they get upset about it. George Lucas On Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal […]

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Intertwined Lives Excerpt and Update

Posted by Shannon Haddock on December 18, 2014 in Intertwined Lives, Writing process |

This was supposed to be my WIP list post, but since all I’ve worked on since the last one is Intertwined Lives that seemed kind of daft to bother with.  Intertwined Lives is now 34,442 words.  I’m two weeks into a plot that will cover two years.  I’m pretty sure I’m looking at a George R. R. […]



Not every story needs to be a novel

Posted by Shannon Haddock on October 7, 2014 in NaNoWriMo, No More Lies, Rants, Writing process |

Today’s post starts a series that’s aimed at NaNoWriMoers, but should contain advice useful to all authors.  Non-authory content will still be posted roughly once a week though, including a new feature starting later this week! Today I’m going to talk about story length.  Now, this is a kind of odd thing for me to […]

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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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