After more than a decade teaching history, religion, and philosophy, Brian decided to write epic fantasy. He now lives on a steep dirt road in the hills of southern Vermont, where he divides his time between fathering, writing, husbanding, splitting wood, skiing, and adventuring - not necessarily in that order. He can be found on twitter at @brianstaveley, on Facebook as BrianStaveley, and on Google+ as Brian Staveley. His blog, On the Writing of Epic Fantasy, can be found at: bstaveley.wordpress.com.
@DjangoWexler Always have to force myself to write them. Dialogue comes much, much easier to me...
by @BrianStaveley - 15 hours ago
@DjangoWexler I actually find just the opposite!
by @BrianStaveley - 18 hours ago
bstaveley - 16 days ago
Goodreads is giving away ten copies of THE EMPEROR'S BLADES as part of their Fantasy First program. Win one!
Brian Staveley shared Walyou's post.
Ok, people who are more creative than me. I need help. I have ten of these book covers for The Last Mortal Bond. Tor sends them to me, and I'm never quite sure what to do with them. They're flat, heavy stock paper with my photo on the reverse. Any clever ideas, particularly for giveaways? I feel like there's something cool I could do, but coming up blank.
bstaveley - 17 days ago
An early review of Skullsworn...
bstaveley - 18 days ago
The new KETTRAL t-shirts are in! Which means I have all sizes in stock once more. Want one? Get one!
Monks, Cartographers, Death: a Blog Round-Up - 11 months ago
I haven’t published anything on here for a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy writing posts for other blogs. Here’s a round-up of the latest crop: We’ve All Got It Coming: On the role of death as the ultimate, inevitable spoiler. Cartography and its Discontents: Exploration of the role of the fantasy map, […]
Upcoming Appearances - 11 months ago
Updated tour dates, complete with west coast stops! Come one, come all. Putting together some secret special guest appearances at a few of these stops. Stay tuned! Tuesday March 15, Phoenix Books, Burlington, VT Friday March 18th, Northshire Books, Saratoga Springs, NY Thursday March 24th, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA Friday March 25, WonderCon, Los Angeles, […]
GUEST POST: Strapped to the Couch, by Marc Turner - one year ago
Characters are the building blocks of any good book. The events of a story, no matter how dramatic, won’t touch us in a major way unless we care about the characters, and the feelings for those people will hang around long after the clever plot twists fade from memory. How do you make your characters […]
GUEST POST by Joe Pace: Paper or Plastic; Notebooks, Keyboards, and the Writer’s Brain - one year ago
The debate chirps on between the print-mongers and the hip cats with their Kooks and Nindles. I’ve always been a print man; I can’t bring myself to read anything more than a newspaper article on a screen. Even that, I suppose, is a concession, and selling books in digital format has forced me to accept […]
More Books, More Details, and a Reader Poll - one year ago
I GET TO WRITE MORE BOOKS! I GET TO WRITE MORE BOOKS! Actually, I suppose I would be writing more books no matter what. Let me rephrase that: I’M GETTING PAID TO WRITE MORE BOOKS! I’M GETTING PAID TO WRITE MORE BOOKS! The official deal announcement at Publishers’ Marketplace is as brief as it is sweet: I […]
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