The estimable Ari Marmell invited me to participate in Crossing the Streams 2014, a big book give-away featuring lots of swell writers. Here’s the deal: All of us run a contest on our own sites. Each contest might be a little different from the others. What they have in common is that we’ll each give […]
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This week’s question isn’t whether books or movies are better, or whether a particular book is better than its movie adaptation, but this: In what way are they better? For me, the performances of Jodi Foster and Anthony Hopkins (and an excellent but often overlooked supporting cast) are the biggest reasons The Silence of the […]
Each week, I’ll pester one of my creative colleagues with five questions about his or her work. Most of these folks are friends, a few are secret enemies, and one has been blackmailing me for years. Paul S. Kemp and I first “met” by both writing novellas for The Halls of Stormweather, the anthology that […]
Join us at the Fantasy subreddit for a chat with well over a dozen authors who’ve joined forces to give away a bunch of books. Then enter all the contests to win a book or a pile of books.
Darth Vader, Nurse Ratched, Hannibal Lecter, the Joker, Anton Chigurh, Freddy Krueger, Keyser Soze, Roy Batty… A great villain can steal the show from the hero, or at least magnify the hero’s virtues. I’ve often struggled with villains, often erring in one of two directions: Making them too big and bombastic, or else humanizing them to […]