Doctor Strange and Origin Stories
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06
Nov
2016
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A few weeks back on Twitter, I had a small rant about origin stories in superhero movies, specifically how I generally dislike them. The specific target of the rant was the origin stories in movies that have been remade frequently, so that the beats of the origin story become like the Stations of the Cross -- nerdy Peter Parker, radioactive spider, Uncle Ben shot, great power = great responsibility, etc. (Someday I want a version where the Waynes make it out alive. I'm sure there's a comic.) However, today I saw Doctor Strange and thought a little bit more about the origin story thing. Since I have nothing better to so (lies, I am horribly procrastinating) I thought I'd write something down.

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The Guns of Empire released!
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10
Aug
2016
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I still need to update the site (lazy author! no cupcake!) but The Guns of Empire is now available in the US and the UK as an ebook, and in the US as a hardcover. Info on the UK hardcover is still forthcoming. Buy it from your favorite store!

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Research and Detail
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15
May
2016
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This weekend I gave a presentation about how research can help writers of all stripes. Putting the text online if anybody wants it! Word Document -- Presentation - Research and Detail


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UK Publication for THE GUNS OF EMPIRE
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12
May
2016
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A thing I can finally talk about! The short version is this: The Guns of Empire will be published in the UK by Head of Zeus on August 9th, probably only as an ebook but with other editions possibly to follow. (More on that when I know it.) The slightly longer version: Astute readers may […]


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Shadow Campaigns ages
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01
Mar
2016
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Someone asked how old the characters in Shadow Campaigns are, which I think I can answer without being spoilery! The Thousand Names starts in 1208 YHG, so at that point (plus or minus a few months, I don't have everyone's birthdays) we've got: Marcus d'Ivoire - 35, b. 1173. He fights in the War of […]


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