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Oh, Yeah: I’m Also at John Scalzi’s Blog!

Sometimes, when we rush, we do stupid things.  To that end, I somehow forgot to mention in this morning’s post (below) that I am today’s guest at John Scalzi’s “The Big Idea” blog.  I’m writing about magic systems and how … Continue reading

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The Blog Tour Rolls On: Interview with Ethan Kaille and a Post About Magic

The Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour rolls on with two more posts today. One is a different sort of post from most of the others I’ve done: It’s an interview with Ethan Kaille, the lead character in my Thieftaker … Continue reading

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Today On the THIEFTAKER Blog Tour!

The day before the long-awaited release of THIEFTAKER, the Summer 2012 Blog Tour stops at the blog of SFNovelist friend and fellow Tor writer Alyx Dellamonica.  My post there is about the magic system I’ve created for the Thieftaker universe.  … Continue reading

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Flash Writing Tips: Three Rules I Follow When Creating Magic

This post is about creating magic.  Literally.  More to the point, it’s about creating a viable magic system for your fantasy story or novel.  A couple of months back I wrote about worldbuilding and might have alluded briefly to magic … Continue reading

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Researching New Thieftaker Books

One of the things that often strikes friends and family as strange about my work is the distance in time between “what I’m working on” and “what I have coming out.”  We are still six months away from the July … Continue reading

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