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Tad Williams = New favorite author

October 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Today at a used book store, I picked up Ted Williams’ Otherland. I almost can’t put it down! Only reason why I am putting it down a lot (and only a few pages in) is because I’m all excited about my own writing.

Not only is this book showing me that I’m actually -not- doing it wrong, its showing me what I’m missing in my own writing. I’ll call this figurative writing for now. Because that makes sense in my head.

After not getting much book reading in for the past several years other that JK Rowling and Lemony Snicket and a spattering of other mostly mediocre stuff, I’m eating this up like I’ve been in the desert for 10 years. He writes in the person that I write, and all that jazz. So its nice have a role model. Or something.

So I’m all inspired now and rewriting the beginning to book #1. Not a -complete- rewrite, mind. I just want it to match what I’ve been recently rewriting. I can now view my books with a lot more confidence.


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