As some may already know, HBO’s Game of Thrones series, based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, has raked in a truckload of Primetime Emmy nominations for its inaugural season. Popular Hollywood blog Deadline posted today a Q&A with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. If you’re a “Thrones” fan, it’s worth […]
Q & A
A new interview today… this one conducted by an author friend, Warren Fitzpatrick. You can visit the overview page on my site, or just click here to go straight to the interview. Either way, fantasy readers might want to check out the full site Warren has put together for his own work, which includes writing samples
In chatting with other authors, I’ve found that the most common question a writer is asked is, “Where do you get your ideas?” The most common answer? Anywhere and everywhere. We get them from history and current events, from the books we read, movies we watch, and music we listen to. We get them while
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
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
The second part of my interview with Rochester Writing Examiner Jenni Holbrook went up today. This one focuses on screenwriting. As before, you can visit the overview page, or just click here to go straight to the interview at Examiner.com.
Yesterday, I sent a response to the following reader email: “Hey Eldon, I have a question. Any advice you can give me about going about getting a publisher? I’ve gotten to write more the last couple weeks and I figured it might be a good idea to see about publishers, so any help would be