Jim Butcher Hello again, Evil Readers! Today we celebrate FIVE years of infernal mayhem, and in keeping with tradition, we command you to celebrate with us!
What was the greatest thing you learned at school? That life gets a lot better after it. What was your favorite book as a child and why? It was a tie between Lord of the Rings and Watership Down.
I re-read both of them again and again. I loved the adventure and the magic of an alternate world.
Has reading a book ever changed your life? As a child, I spent more time reading than pretty much anything else. What advice would you give to someone who wanted to have a life in writing? Alex Verus is a diviner who in the past couple of books has been blackmailed into being the aide for a member of the Council.
Now that his old boss has been arrested for treason, he has to do the job himself, while dealing with the fact that about half of the other members of the Council hate him and are trying to get him killed. Meanwhile, his aide Anne has her own problems, which are just as bad if not worse than Alex's and which are going to start affecting him.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating Alex? People seem to really love references. Along the way she became one of the characters I could most easily get into the head of and the most fun to write.
If you could introduce Anne to any character from another book, who would it be and why? Min from the Wheel of Time. Anne would like her. What do you feel is the most significant change since book one? The series has gone from an episodic model where each book is a self-contained plot to an overarching-story model where each book is more a part of a whole.
I think the first three books were pretty much standalones, then book 4, Chosen, marked the point at which things started changing. From Book 7, Burned, onwards, each book incorporates stuff from previous ones. Any new and exciting things that you would like to share? What book are you reading now?
Waterloo by Bernard Cornwell. Have you ever written a love letter? What is your favorite restaurant in town and why? What do you usually think about right before falling asleep? Lots of things, but the next scene in the book is a common one.
When you looked in the mirror first thing this morning, what was the first thing you thought? The Nineties was pretty fun.Sally Rippin was born in Darwin, but grew up mainly in South-East Asia.
As a young adult she spent three years in China studying traditional brush and ink painting in Shanghai and Hangzhou. She is the author of the Art & Craft of Writing series, including Art & Craft of Writing Fiction: First Writer’s Manual and Art & Craft of Writing Stories: Second Writer’s Manual.
She is listed in the Who’s Who of America and has taught fiction through Writer’s Digest and the San Francisco Writers Conference.
Feb 01, · If there isn't an intervention, that student (who could be the next Jim Butcher or J.K. Rowling) never gets the courage to tackle fantasy again.
So, my strategy is to take the genre students love, and use the writing process as a scaffold to teach them how to build a good fantacy story.
omewhere between flirtation and romance, between lust and love, Shannon K.
Butcher steadies herself on a writing tightrope, creating page-turning romantic suspense novels featuring handsome hunks and heroine hotties.. For Butcher, the line between romance and suspense forms a fine thread of space loaded with sinister killers, twisted plot details, and believable romantic tension.
May 12, · Safety Tips; Arts & Humanities Books & Authors. consider the case of Jim Butcher. He did a lot of writing without selling anything. He was in college and took creative writing course.
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