In 2004, I experienced my very first MMORPG. I was waiting with bated breath for it to be released and got it on the first day that it came out. I bought the strategy guide and spent countless hours on that game. That game had a profound impact on my writing and still does today.
It’s generally understood that the three top things that sells a book are the price, the description, and the book cover. That’s just part of the business and it’s a part that we have to deal with business-like. That means when we are ready to get that cover done, we already have our agreement in hand and ready to send off to the designer, illustrator, or both if they are all one person. But do you really have to spend hundreds of dollars to have a lawyer draft you up one? Uh…the answer to that is an unequivocal, no. Here’s what you need to do.
Not to be one that sits idle, I always like to be reading something. Normally, that’s one fiction and one non-fiction book. This time around I have another Marvel novel that I’ve been picking away at starring the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist that we all know and love, Iron Man.
I was first exposed to the works of Terry Brooks last year. I have never been a big fantasy reader but things change over the years. At this site, you’ll find two reviews of some long works by fantasy writers. One of the is Terry Brook’s First King of Shannara (which is a weird title since Shannara is not a place but a person. I enjoyed it so much, I delved into the next book of the series. Here are my thoughts.