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Asahiel on the iPad

As most have probably heard, Apple released its iPad recently to much fanfare. As with any new Apple product, there is now a proud minority of technology users running around showing off their fancy new gizmo. Case in point, the following photos, sent by a friend who wanted to show me a sample of what …

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HBO Greenlights “A Game of Thrones”

A couple of days ago, HBO finally made the announcement that fantasy enthusiasts have been waiting for, greenlighting an entire first season of George R. R. Martin’s wildly successful A Game of Thrones. Apparently, the order is for nine episodes in addition to the already completed pilot. Production is slated to begin in June this year, …

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Pronunciations

One of the most frequent questions any fantasy author hears is, “How do you pronounce the names in your book?” Often, I think folks make it harder than it is. But, let’s face it, when even the word “dove” can be read two different ways, I can see where something like “Asahiel” or “Ceilhigh” might throw …

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An Evolution of Titles

Earlier this week, Shawn Speakman of Suvudu.com invited a bunch of authors to talk about what role their publishers may have had in altering the titles to their books. (For the full article, click here.) My contribution to the discussion was as follows….  I had always assumed that, in the event of a publishing contract, whatever title …

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