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.
@IlanaCT Yeah, when you put it that way it makes more sense...
by @BrianStaveley - yesterday
I don't get all that stuff when writers are like, "I can't *not* write."
I am excellent at not writing.
"It is a fiction, this belief that we can navigate the wilds of our own lives."
@HalfStrungHarp @tordotcom "Something is rotten in the city of Dombang"
I love it.
@HalfStrungHarp @tordotcom Nooooo!
bstaveley - 3 days ago
Tonight, 7PM in at Phoenix Books in Burlington VT, I'll be doing my thing.
What thing, you ask?
You'll just have to show up and see...
bstaveley - 4 days ago
Kosto had almost forgotten about Sharpe, who was standing a pace or two behind him. Or rather, who *had* been standing behind him while he made his play with the drinks. At some point in the last few heartbeats she had stepped up beside him, silent and dark as a shadow. He glanced over. Her unruly red curls glowed with the lamplight as though they were afire: her green eyes shone black. Kosto might have expected a variety of expressions from a woman faced with a room packed with angry strangers and naked steel—fear, perhaps, or calculation, or defiance. Gwenna Sharpe, however, did not look calculating or defiant. She certainly did not look frightened.
“Fuck,” she said, setting the word before her as though it were the first coin in an entirely new round of betting, “this.”
bstaveley - 5 days ago
Want me to read softly directly into your ear?
Oh. You don't? Weird, but whatever. Fine.
What to hear me read to a room of people?
Thurs, 4/26, 7PM, @PhoenixBooksVT, Burlington, VT
Given all the raves about Rich Anderson's Skullsworn cover art, thought I'd share a few of his early sketches...
*crawls on bleeding hands and knees out of the swamp*
*tries to speak, chokes on blood*
*draws with a dislocated finger in the dirt"
Monks, Cartographers, Death: a Blog Round-Up - one year 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 - one year 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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