Why Does Epic Fantasy Work?

Why Does Epic Fantasy Work?

This week, I’ll be presenting at Tampa Bay Comic Con, and the title of my panel will be “What Makes Epic Fantasy Epic?” Specifically, I’ll be digging into how the fantasy genre has evolved over time, why I think it succeeds as a genre, and why I write it. In terms of...
Never a Better Time to Be a Writer

Never a Better Time to Be a Writer

Last weekend, I was a panelist at iMagicon in Minot, ND. I presented on writing and publishing epic fantasy, and during the panel, I said something I’d never have anticipated ten years ago: “Just focus on writing—publishing is the easy part. There has never been a...
Writing in the Tough Times

Writing in the Tough Times

Everyone writes for a variety of reasons. Some people write to express themselves. Others write to make a living. Others write to tell stories that make a difference. And, to be fair, nobody has any one single reason they write, but, whatever the reason, I also...
Book Two Update

Book Two Update

This week, I reached the halfway point of my third draft for the sequel to Warrior of Light. When I provided my estimated timetable last August, I’d predicted draft three completion by January 31—so, unfortunately, it’s time to admit that I’m behind schedule. The...
Alabama Bound

Alabama Bound

At the end of this month, I’ll set forth on my annual road trip from Bismarck, North Dakota to Monroeville, Alabama—a trip I’ve made every year since my senior year of high school. In Minneapolis, I’ll pick up my high school friend Mike, after which we’ll...

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