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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

3 questions for: Sam Leonhard

Have you ever re-read a book until it fell apart? (YA reading level or above) Which book and why? 
I often re-read books, although not until it crumbles to dust. The Terry Pratchett books are on my regular reading list, Stephen King, Barbara Hambly and Robin Hobb. I especially love and re-read the Night Watch series by Pratchett

Have you ever gone someplace or done something exclusively as research for a story? 
No, since I mostly write fantasy. The few real life info I need I get on the internet.

What was the best piece of writing advice you've gotten? 
Write the first draft for yourself, then sit down and cut out at least ten percent.


Crow and Firefly
The laws of man and nature are harsh and decisive: Unwed mothers are not allowed to raise their children, and shapehifters must wed and consummate the marriage to satisfy the magic that would otherwise render them beasts forever upon the morning of their twenty-third birthday.

With the life of his sister and newborn nephew at stake, shapeshifter Ari is trapped in a castle and compelled to accept a situation he’d dreaded: he is forced to marry Lord Dagur, a man he’s never met. A man called “The Cruel.” A man he fears, and not just because he fancies someone else.

1 comment:

Liz A. said...

Cut out 10%. Interesting advice.