Archive for February, 2009

Pacing In Your Novel

I’ve been listening to some writers talking lately about pacing. Pacing is the rhythm and beat of the novel. It is a weaving of tension and excitement, with threads of breathlessness, respites, quiet moments. A lot of the talk has been about how you pace your novel. How you figure out when to speed things […]

The Creative Process

I’m sure the creative process evinces itself in various ways among writers. For me it’s an early morning phenomenon. Every morning when I wake (around 5 – 5.30am) my mind automatically diverts to the book I’m working on and dives straight into the task of solving plot problems. It does this without me asking and […]

How I Met Stan Lee (and Steve Ditko)

With NY Comic Con coming up next weekend, I thought I’d tell the story of how I met Stan Lee.  Especially since I’m doing a panel Saturday at 1:30.  If you’re attending the con, come on by and say hello.  I grew up in New York City during the Marvel Age of comics.  My friends […]

Author Information

Diana Pharaoh Francis

Diana Pharaoh Francis has written the fantasy novel trilogy that includes Path of Fate, Path of Honor and Path of Blood. Path of Fate was nominated for the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award. Recently released was The Turning Tide, third in her Crosspointe Chronicles series (look also for The Cipher and The Black Ship). In October 2009, look for Bitter Night, a contemporary fantasy. Diana teaches in the English Department at the University of Montana Western, and is an avid lover of all things chocolate. Visit site.


Author of the Parrish Plessis and Sentients of Orion series. Visit site.

S.C. Butler

Butler is the author of The Stoneways Trilogy from Tor Books: Reiffen's Choice, Queen Ferris, and The Magician's Daughter. Find out what Reiffen does with magic, and what magic does with him... Visit site.



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