Transcript: SFFWRTCHT 8/01/12 With Paul S. Kemp

sffwrtcht: Future Guests 8/08 @BradleyPBeaulieu 8/15 @JohnPicacio 8/22 @JeanJAuthor 8/29 Roundtable:Outlining with @robynmcintyre #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 00:53:35 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer�s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:00:13 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:00:28 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table discussion. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:00:35 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Aug 02 01:01:05 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:01:12 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: It’s up to the guest whether the question time will run longer than our allotted hour slot. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:01:20 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest has become someone I consider a friend though we have yet to meet face to face #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:01:45 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: . @paulskemp is a mild-mannered corporate lawyer by day, but goes out at night fighting for justice and the American way #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:01:54 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: He�s the author of three Star Wars tie-in books from @DelReySpectra and twice that many Forgotten Realms books. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:02:02 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: His latest book, The Hammer & The Blade, is an original adventure fantasy from @angryrobotbooks, starring Nix and Egil #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:02:12 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: He lives up near Detroit with his wife, twin sons and a daughter. And his stories have appeared in magazines & anthologies. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:02:20 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Welcome back @paulskemp! Thanks for joining us again! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:02:32 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: *Queue BOOM, puff of smoke, and The Final Countdown blaring from unseen speakers.* Hey, thanks for having me. Great to be back. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:02:37 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: First, my apologies. Paul wanted to launch his book with us in early July and I mistakenly booked up before scheduling him #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:02:46 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht For that, you shall pay in blood. PREPARE YOURSELF! #sffwrtcht(Thu Aug 02 01:02:59 +0000 2012)
shadowflame1974: Hello @PaulsKemp! welcome to the insanity. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:03:09 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @shadowflame1974 THank you. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:03:20 +0000 2012)
talekyn: . @sffwrtcht Oddly enough, I am sitting in Detroit Metro right now waiting for my flight. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:03:47 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Thanks for graciously agreeing to return anyThanks for gracsly agreeing to return. I really enjoyd the bk excited to talk abt it #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:04:11 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Rock on. Me too. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:04:28 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Also, we have a brand new, 1st edition mass market paperback of the book to give away. To be eligible, need to ask a ? or comment #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:04:41 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Enter! It’s a fun book! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:04:53 +0000 2012)
frabjousdave: Good to see you’re knocking them dead outside the Realms and A Galaxy Far, Far Away. Kudos on the latest reviews. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:04:55 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Sadly, Paul and I are not eligible to win. #sffwrtcht #nofair (Thu Aug 02 01:05:00 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @frabjousdave THanks, Dave. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:05:03 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht For such slight, you shall pay in bloo– Wait, I already said that. #sffwrtcht #nofair (Thu Aug 02 01:05:11 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Paul�s previous #sffwrtcht interview can be found at (Thu Aug 02 01:05:16 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @frabjousdave Nice to see you, Dave (future guest) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:05:28 +0000 2012)
RichardPF: @Paulskemp I very much enjoyed the book too, old school Sword & Sorcery, Lots of fun. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:05:28 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht If anyone reads that interview, understand that I was drunk and/or enraged at the time. #Kidding #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:05:35 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: Ok we did talk about your favorite book & author influences last time, but I feel like we have to at least revisit that here…1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:05:41 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @RichardPF Thank you kindly, Richard. Much appreciated. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:05:44 +0000 2012)
followthelede: @talekyn hi, you. Where are you flying to tonight? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:05:52 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: because you cite Leiber, Howard, Moorcock and Brackett all as influences on your idea for and writing of this book. Lifelong fan? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:05:55 +0000 2012)
PrinceJvstin: Hello Hello @paulskemp and welcome to #sffwrtcht. I won’t ball hog like last time, @BryanThomasS ;) (Thu Aug 02 01:06:14 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Yes, back then we got guests drunk first. Sigh I miss those days. #Kidding #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:06:20 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: So much so that I re-read Leiber and Howard (and the Thieves� World anthologies) yearly. They feel fresh every time. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:06:23 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Wow. Fantastic. Were you going for an old fashioned style then? A contemporary story with old fashioned sensibilities? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:06:48 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: They have a magic to them, a sense of wonder that I love. Storytelling is vibrant, characters are colorful, pacing is quick. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:06:54 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I really just wanted to tell a ripping yarn that made readers grin or grimace by turn. 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:07:14 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp yes, that’s why I love that era’s stories too, very much. #sffwrtcht #sensawunda (Thu Aug 02 01:07:15 +0000 2012)
PrinceJvstin: If you could name one Leiber story those who haven’t yet read him should read after reading Hammer&Blade, which one? @paulskemp #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:07:15 +0000 2012)
RichardPF: @Paulskemp Have you played much D&D or similar role-playing games? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:07:16 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS If that’s old fashioned, then yes, that’s what I was going for. :-) #sffwrtcht #sensawunda (Thu Aug 02 01:07:27 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Fair enough #sffwrtcht #sensawunda (Thu Aug 02 01:07:39 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @PrinceJvstin I’d say Lean Times in Lankhmar. Classic, classic, classic. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:07:44 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Is adventure fantasy necessarily much different today than it was when Howard, Brackett, Moorcock & Leiber wrote those tales? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:08:02 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @RichardPF Played tone RPGS. Tunnels and trolls, DnD, Man, Myth, and Magic (there’s an oldie). #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:08:18 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht The core elements are the same: great characters, rapid pacing, propulsive dialog. 1/3 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:08:42 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS AR pitches HAMMER as old school but with modern sensibilities. And I guess that�s true. 2/3 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:09:11 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I think my prose and subject matter is “modern,” in a sense. While the rest is throwback. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:10:06 +0000 2012)
talekyn: @Paulskemp Do you see any real difference between those classic adventure stories & Forgotten Realms / Star Wars? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:10:29 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Was that 3/3? LOL I’m waiting for it. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:10:33 +0000 2012)
followthelede: What constitutes “a great character” for you? @Paulskemp #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:10:38 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: @Paulskemp Which came first-plot or characters? Theme? World? #sffwrtcht(Thu Aug 02 01:10:48 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I’m guessing as I write. Asked and answered, counselor. Continue. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:10:48 +0000 2012)
PrinceJvstin: @Paulskemp oh right. I can see how that story might have inspired both Egil and the Momentary God, too. #sffwrtcht #readleiberyo (Thu Aug 02 01:10:50 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @followthelede Nice question! Good as always to see ya! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:11:06 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @followthelede One with lots of internal conflict, a compelling arc, and an interesting voice. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:11:11 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @PrinceJvstin Indeed! #sffwrtcht #readleiberyo (Thu Aug 02 01:11:20 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Always characters first for me. Always. If someone is talking about plot/theme/world, before characters, I failed. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:11:45 +0000 2012)
followthelede: TY! RT @BryanThomasS: @followthelede Nice question! Good as always to see ya! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:11:46 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Did you create Egil and Nix for this story or have they previously appeared in shorts? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:12:03 +0000 2012)
shadowflame1974: @Paulskemp so after the characters, what next? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:12:26 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I created them for this series of novels. Came easy though. I feel made for these two. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:12:27 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp What’s your favorite Forgotten Realms area to write in? I’ve read a few, but not yours yet. Entice me. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:12:39 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @shadowflame1974 For me? Pacing. Then plot, then world, but they’re all crammed together. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:12:45 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp They do jump naturally off the page. I could see Nix smoking one of your cigars ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:12:51 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: @Paulskemp You use humorous bantr to add both to the tension & char bldg part. of Egil/Nix. How hard was it to find their voices? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:13:37 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg I write in the dark corners of Faerun. The unlit alleys, the seedy underworld cities, the black of the Underdark. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:13:38 +0000 2012)
talekyn: @BryanThomasS @followthelede Indeed. It was a much better question than mine was. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:13:41 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I can see Nix trying and breaing into a coughing fit followed by a snide comment about smokers. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:13:58 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp @Jaleta_Clegg In other words, his wife shuts him in the closet until he turns in pages ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:14:04 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp LOL heh. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:14:13 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Strangely, not hard at all. After I established some basics of the characters, their voices just emerged. 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:14:26 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Related to previous question… 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:14:31 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Easiest and most clear characters I’ve ever written. Just a blast to write. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:14:42 +0000 2012)
RichardPF: @Paulskemp Was it more difficult to write a novel in your own world, than the FR/SW books? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:14:52 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Any tricks you can suggest for making humor & banter work well? At bars, take notes on drunk people, do the opposite? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:15:04 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @RichardPF Easier, to be honest. Keeping everything straight in shared worlds can be a challenge because they’re SO detailed. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:15:19 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS You know, I think you can write humor or you can’t. It’s a bit like a sense of pacing in that regard 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:15:41 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @BryanThomasS @Paulskemp I wish my husband would shut me in a closet so I could write. No kids in there. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:15:51 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I think you either have it or you don’t. Hard thing to “train” yourself on. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:15:55 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Nix is a poor boy turned grave robber/con man/swordsmith. Tell us about him. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:16:19 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp LOL @jimchines answer was “to write humor, you have to be funny” #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:16:34 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg How many kids do you have? I’ve got twin boys of eight and a spanking new daughter of nine months. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:16:35 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp So you like the thieves and cutthroats? I’ll have to check out your books. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:16:38 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp I have 8, 7 still at home ages 9-24. They still won’t leave me alone. Or do dishes. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:17:01 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Nix is the guy that strikes everyone as cocksure, quick with the right word at just the right moment. 1/3 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:17:07 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: Yes, @Paulskemp has a new child since our last chat so congrats to the Kemps on that! #sffwrtcht Lady Di (Thu Aug 02 01:17:08 +0000 2012)
shadowflame1974: @Paulskemp oh wow twins. though it might be better than teenagers *cringe #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:17:15 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS His secret is that he�s horribly insecure (as so many like him are). His empathy and emotions run deep, but 2/3 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:17:48 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS he tries hard (and often fails) to float on their surface. 3/3 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:18:03 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Egil is an interesting mix-priest/thief/scoundrel. You write priest characters a lot i.e. Erevis Cale. Why? Tell us about Egil. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:18:07 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Very, very fun character to write. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:18:14 +0000 2012)
followthelede: Teenagers aren’t so bad. RT @shadowflame1974: @Paulskemp oh wow twins. though it might be better than teenagers *cringe #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:18:26 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg I LOVE thieves and cutthroats. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:18:28 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: The Hammer refers to Egil’s weapons, The Blade to Nix’s. It’s abt grave robbers who get kidnapped for killing a demon, 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:18:48 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @shadowflame1974 Those years are coming. I’m bracing myself. :-) #sffwrtcht(Thu Aug 02 01:18:50 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: …when that threatens a sorcerer’s power and family future. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:19:01 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp Now I remember. I did read Erevis Cale. Entertaining books. My boys loved it. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:19:20 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg Excellent. Tell your boys I said “rock on.” :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:19:39 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Thank you kindly for the congrats! She’s such an awesome baby. All smiles all the time. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:20:02 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp They’re big fans of Forgotten Realms books, among others. So am I, when I’m in the mood for troll bashing. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:20:08 +0000 2012)
shadowflame1974: @Jaleta_Clegg awwww :D #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:20:27 +0000 2012)
shadowflame1974: @Paulskemp that was supposed to be awwwww #IBlameTheGremlins #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:21:04 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @shadowflame1974 Those kinds of books feed my violent tendencies. I also play Hordes of Orcs when frustrated. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:21:18 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @shadowflame1974 Gremlins doth blow. :-) #IBlameTheGremlins #sffwrtcht(Thu Aug 02 01:21:19 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp Tell me more about your original fantasy. Sounds very cool. I sense birthday gifts in my boys’ futures. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:22:00 +0000 2012)
RichardPF: @Paulskemp What new books or stories do you have upcoming? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:22:07 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Yes, tell us about Egil please. And why another priest? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:22:21 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg It’s very much old school sword and sorcery, but with (I hope) modern prose and subject matter. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:22:24 +0000 2012)
shadowflame1974: @Paulskemp so kids and writing, you sound busy. What’s your secret to getting it all done #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:22:42 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg It is (I daresay) enormously fun, in the vein of Raiders of the Lost Ark, but with some intellectual heft. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:22:49 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Egil is the stoic of the duo. He�s been both hardened and softened by a personal tragedy. 1/4 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:23:03 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS He turned to religion (a weird religion at that) as a result of what he regards as his greatest failure. 2/5 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:23:38 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS But he didn’t turn to it for solace or forgiveness, oh no. 3/5 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:23:55 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS He did it because tragedy changed him, and the particular religion he espoused fit him after his change. 4/5 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:24:13 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Religion and faith offer such rich storytelling opportunities, so I often have religious chars in my stories. 5/5 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:24:44 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Whew! Man, I’m sweating from that typing. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:24:53 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: .@Paulskemp Did you base the characters at all on characters you liked from the early S&S tales you�d read and enjoyed? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:24:54 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: .@Paulskemp I use religion for much the same reason, actually. Cool. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:25:11 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @shadowflame1974 Juggle, juggle, juggle. Plus, I think we make time for the things important to us. Me? Dayjob, family, writing #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:25:22 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp LOL Heh Told ya to prepare some in advance when I sent my questions #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:25:43 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Not direclty, but definitely, definitely drew inspiration from Fafhrd and the Mouser. 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:26:09 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I went with archetypes that appealed to me then turned them a little sidewise for fun. 2/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:26:27 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp I loved Fafhrd and Grey Mouser. Great stories. Also loved Thieve’s World. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:26:55 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @RichardPF Richard, the next Egil and Nix novel, A DISCOURSE IN STEEL, the next Cale novel, GODBORN, and a SW duology. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:26:58 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg They’re my favorite stories of all time, followed closely by Howard’s Conan tales. HAMMER is my homage. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:27:19 +0000 2012)
RichardPF: @Paulskemp I guess you are staying rather busy. :) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:27:34 +0000 2012)
followthelede: Women protags? @Paulskemp #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:27:43 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @RichardPF Too busy sometimes, but it’s a nice problem to have. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:27:49 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp btw, Paul, my latest came out today. It’s a dinosaur joke book your boys might enjoy #bookday #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:28:03 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @followthelede In my Star Wars novel, DECEIVED, Aryn Leneer is a Jedi Knight and the protag. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:28:19 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I didn’t know that. Congrats! I’ll check it out. #bookday #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:28:33 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: @Paulskemp Tell us about the setting. I found myself longing for a map. It�s a Fg Realms-like/traditional fantasy setting, right? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:28:45 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @followthelede @Paulskemp Are women objects-of-quest in your book like Howard’s, or real people? Just curious. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:28:48 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg @followthelede Great question. HAMMER could be subtitled, The Education of Egil and Nix. 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:29:36 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Jaleta_Clegg heh more like victims of quest in two cases @Paulskemp #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:29:56 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg @followthelede And gender roles are the sbjt matter. I try to take a standard trope of S&S and turn it on its head. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:30:12 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg @followthelede Don’t want to spoil it for you, though, in case you read. Mentioned obliquely in many reviews. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:30:29 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp No worries. My brain is swiss cheese anymore. By the time I read it, I won’t remember any of this chat. *cheesy grin* #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:31:05 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @KameronHurley Would you like to do #sffwrtcht on Twitter in October to talk about your books? God’s War/Infidel, etc.? Love to have you (Thu Aug 02 01:31:15 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg I sympathize! Me too. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:31:18 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp How long did the book take to write? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:31:38 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I don’t remember exactly, but think it was about my usual. Four to five months. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:32:17 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: I will say that The Hammer And The Blade is a fast read and a lot of fun. Good escapism, nice humor and action/character #sffwrtcht #fantasy (Thu Aug 02 01:32:29 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I’ve written some faster than that. Many slower. This once came pretty easy (as I mentioned). Just fun. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:32:35 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp How�d you wind up at @angryrobotbooks? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:33:13 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I sent them an outline and a couple chapters, they dug it, and off we went. 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:33:46 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I feel lucky to have landed there. They have an outsized genre footprint for a non-Big-6 publisher. 2/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:34:10 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: .@Paulskemp Did your approach to writing this change at all this time? I know you tend to skip around #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:34:26 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Nope. Still skipped around. I always outline, so I work from there. Thinking about now, though, I may have done 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:34:58 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht less skipping around with this book. 2/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:35:15 +0000 2012)
shadowflame1974: @Paulskemp I can’t imagine skipping around. Pantsing doesn’t always work so well for that :D #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:35:39 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS It’s been interesting watching responses to HAMMER. Readers seem to have a lot of fun with it. 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:35:40 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp re: approach i.e. did you outline less in depth than the usual required for tie-ins? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:35:41 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @shadowflame1974 But I wonder at times if the amount of fun, and the fact that it’s S&S, encourage missing the theme. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:36:10 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS You know, my tie-in experience has been pretty loose, so this outline was about the same. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:36:29 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: @Paulskemp What�s your writing time look like-specific block? Write til you reach word count? Grab it when you can? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:36:37 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I think some tie-in properties have really Byzantine approval processes. Not FR and SW, at least in me experience. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:36:57 +0000 2012)
PrinceJvstin: @Paulskemp @shadowflame1974 Well, I think the ending, as we’ve discussed, brings that theme home in an inescapable way #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:37:28 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht I tend to write when I can (mostly at night and lunch). I’ll block off time, too. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:37:34 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @PrinceJvstin @shadowflame1974 I hope so. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:37:48 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp I like the little Popeye speak in there “at least in me experience” heh #flashback ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:38:10 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @shadowflame1974 True that. I’ve found it helps a lot, though. Don’t feel like writing this today? Write that. Works well. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:38:12 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Now off to eat me spinach and strip Olive Oyl. OOOH, POPEYE. #flashback #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:38:37 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp I think you told me a while back you were working on more SW and FR books. Any updates? When’s the next book out? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:38:50 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS The next Cale book, GODBORN, is coming in the Realms. News in mid-August. Duology in SW. News soon, I hope. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:39:15 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I love doing the tie-in work. It’s been a true pleasure. Loved doing HAMMER as well. Best of both worlds. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:40:22 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: @Paulskemp What�s the best and worst writing advice you�ve ever gotten? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:40:30 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Ha! “Write what you love” is the best. “Write what you know” is the worst. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:40:43 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Ah yes, I saw the cover for Godborn. Looks great. Was wondering about that. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:41:02 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Cover art changed, alas. New cover is likewise awesome, though. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:41:18 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Halls and Twilight War are the only 4 books of yours I don’t own at this point. #fan #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:41:23 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Twilight War is my best work in the Realms to date (GODBORN is better still). Hope you read it. #fan #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:41:43 +0000 2012)
john_zeleznik: Sorry I’m missing tonight’s #sffwrtcht but I’m with family under the full moon. (Thu Aug 02 01:41:45 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @john_zeleznik That is more important. Enjoy, my man. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:42:07 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Let’s talk a little about outlining. Do you write detailed, novella length outlines or just sketches? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:42:16 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Ah ok. I was liking the blue-green scheme a lot. #sffwrtcht(Thu Aug 02 01:42:41 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I write outlines that are single spaced and usually come in around 15-20 pages. They’ll have snippets of 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:42:42 +0000 2012)
followthelede: Are there recurring motifs or thematic links in all your books? @Paulskemp #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:42:54 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @john_zeleznik Taking the family out to howl at the moon is vital to unity #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:42:58 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS dialog, character arcs, etc. I deviate all the time, of course, but I find it enormously helpful to have outline. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:43:20 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @john_zeleznik Now you’ve been outed. I’m telling everyone you’re a werewolf. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:43:20 +0000 2012)
shadowflame1974: @BryanThomasS @john_zeleznik #SoThatsWhatImMissing #sffwrtcht(Thu Aug 02 01:43:31 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @followthelede Man’s relationship to faith shows up a lot. The burdens of faith. The weight of past sins. Means v. ends. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:43:55 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Do you do character sketches, backgrounds etc as well? Do you incorporate research into outlines? Keep a world bible? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:44:37 +0000 2012)
Wyld_Dandelyon: RT @BryanThomasS: @john_zeleznik Taking the family out to howl at the moon is vital to unity #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:44:42 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I tend to do very deep dives into character psychology, even in outlines. Honestly, I think (to be immodest) 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:44:46 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS that characterization and character arcs are something I do about as well as anyone. 2/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:45:01 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Faith is an interesting motivator. I’ve done panels that discussed how it manifests in more than just religion. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:45:06 +0000 2012)
john_zeleznik: @BryanThomasS It cooled down & just enjoying the night. @Paulskemp is a great writer, love to know more abt the tie in process. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:45:12 +0000 2012)
RichardPF: @Paulskemp @BryanThomasS Do you have any background in psychology? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:45:39 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I’m much looser with the world. No bible, though I do keep notes. Character yes — big time psychological sketch. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:45:40 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Did you sell the book as a standalone, part of a series? How many Nix and Egil adventures are planned? #sffwrtcht #didIaskthis (Thu Aug 02 01:45:55 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @RichardPF Just as a practicing lawyer. Meet lots of crazies. :-) #sffwrtcht(Thu Aug 02 01:45:58 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp If I asked that already, ignore it. But I can’t remember seeing the answer (how many books) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:46:23 +0000 2012)
RichardPF: @Paulskemp Been there, used to work as a criminal defense lawyer. :) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:46:23 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Sold two books (the next is A DISCOURSE IN STEEL) and am in talks to do more. #sffwrtcht #didIaskthis (Thu Aug 02 01:46:38 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: RT @Paulskemp: @RichardPF Just as a practicing lawyer. Meet lots of crazies. :-) #sffwrtcht / Hell, he works with the crazies ;) (Thu Aug 02 01:46:38 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @RichardPF Oh, so you met the real nuts. Noble work, though. Tough gig. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:46:51 +0000 2012)
followthelede: Do your characters ever surprise you? MT @Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Character yes — big time psychological sketch. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:46:57 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @john_zeleznik We talked more about that with him last #sffwrtcht Also with Marmell, Cordell, KJ Anderson and my Zahn intv as well. (Thu Aug 02 01:47:17 +0000 2012)
RichardPF: @Paulskemp Yep, very tough. But lots of great stories. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:47:22 +0000 2012)
PrinceJvstin: Do you think Egil and Nix are more or less tied to their home city as Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser are to Lankhmar? @paulskemp #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:47:38 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @followthelede They do in the sense that in the midst of scene I’ll think: Oh, shit, he/she wouldn’t do this. He’d do THAT. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:47:49 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Awesome. Has DISCOURSE been started/turned in yet? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:47:55 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @PrinceJvstin Nix, maybe. Not Egil. Egil can’t sit still. Memories haunt him so he’s always moving/runnig. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:48:22 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: Wow @followthelede is kicking my butt with great questions tonight. #aftershamingtalekynaway #sigh #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:48:25 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS In early stages (DISCOURSE). It’ll release in July next year. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:48:46 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: @Paulskemp Do you have any plans for a map in later books? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:49:31 +0000 2012)
followthelede: Who usually wins – writer or character? ;) MT @Paulskemp in the midst of scene Ill think: Oh, shit, he/she wouldnt do this … #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:49:35 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht You know, that’s more a publisher decision. This gets at setting in S&S which is a tricky thing. 1/something #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:50:06 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp Do you personally draw any kind of map, just to keep landmarks and things straight? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:50:34 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Most S&S has less gazeteer/tour guide worldbuilding (like epic fantasy) and more an implied setting. 2/something #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:50:36 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Think Lankhmar, Sanctuary, the Young Kingdoms, Hyboria. None are fleshed out in encyclopedic fashion. 3/something #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:51:08 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Instead, there are some evocative set pieces, some touchstones, and the rest is implied. I love that. 3/something #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:51:33 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: .@Paulskemp What future projects are you working on that we can look forward to? Besides DISCOURSE and SW duology? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:51:47 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Fair enough. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:51:53 +0000 2012)
followthelede: Nah. Just indulging my inquisitive side. MT @BryanThomasS: Wow @followthelede is kicking my butt with questions … #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:51:55 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Keeps the wondrousness of the setting. Makes it feel magical. I tried to do the same with Ellerth in Hammer. 4/done #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:51:59 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: You can find Paul online via Facebook, his website and @paulskemp here on Twitter. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:52:11 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: You can find Paul online via Facebook, his website @paulskemp here on Twitter. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:52:11 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @followthelede Always character. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:52:17 +0000 2012)
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Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Also have GODBORN coming, my next Cale novel in the Realms. News on that mid-August. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:52:42 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Yeah and visit with me. I’m vaguely amusing and only occasionally offensive. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:53:00 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg I do sketch maps when necessary, yes. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:53:12 +0000 2012)
RichardPF: @Paulskemp Do you read much new fantasy? If so, fav authors/books? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:53:14 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Next week, we talk Khalakovo #fantasy #writing and more with @nightshadebooks author @BradleyPBeaulieu Join us! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:53:24 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: Next week, we talk Khalakovo #fantasy #writing and more with @nightshadebooks author @BradleyPBeaulieu Join us! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:53:25 +0000 2012)
RichardPF: RT @sffwrtcht: Next week, we talk Khalakovo #fantasy #writing and more with @nightshadebooks author @BradleyPBeaulieu Join us! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:53:36 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @RichardPF Not as much as I should. Like Mieville, enjoyed Vandermeer’s FINCH, reading THE WEIRD now. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:53:44 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Speaking of character. Do you have a standard set of questions aka worksheet you refer to when sketching them? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:53:47 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I don’t. It’s really more organic than that. I want some foundational traits, internal conflict, and off I go. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:54:11 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @BryanThomasS @Paulskemp And would you mind posting it somewhere? Love to see what other authors ask their characters. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:54:28 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: RT @Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Yeah and visit with me. I’m vaguely amusing and only occasionally offensive. :-) #sffwrtcht / It’s true. (Thu Aug 02 01:54:41 +0000 2012)
Flipsidepub: For speculative fiction fans, interesting conversating going on now at #sffwrtcht where they’re chatting with @paulskemp (Thu Aug 02 01:54:42 +0000 2012)
shadowflame1974: @Paulskemp what are your favorite tools? Pen and paper or keybaord and screen? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:55:02 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Have you ever had backstory you hadn’t thought of come to you as you write and made big changes accordingly? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:55:14 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @shadowflame1974 Keyboard. Have to. Just faster and I’m juggling so much, I need to move quickly if possible. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:55:28 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Oh, definitely. I don’t want to give the impression I’ve got it all worked out at the outset. Things change, 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:55:51 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS new things appear, inspiration strikes for a character. But I do like to have a solid psych foundation from getgo. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:56:17 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS We’re all driven so much by our insecurities and self-perceived strengths, knowing those in a character 1/2 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:56:50 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp I can’t remember. Do you use scrivener? Any special tools? I know you said you often write to rock music last time #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:57:01 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS really helps when writing their scenes. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:57:02 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I do write to music all the time (Pandora radio mostly). I don’t use Scrivener. Probably should. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:57:23 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp Cool, another soundtrack author. What music is your favorite to write to? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:57:56 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp I just started. Mostly use it for easy formatting and of dividing up scenes & moving them around. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:58:12 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg I’ve got a Florence and the Machine station in Pandora and a Dave Matthews station. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:58:17 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg I have developed crushes on all women with British accents. I blame Florence, Lily Allen, and Dr. Who’s companions.#sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:58:38 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS How’s it working for you? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:58:45 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: .@Paulskemp Awesome. Well congrats on H&B and I look forward to more plus the SW and EC books. And thanks for chatting again! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:59:09 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp I blame Sean Connery for my crush on spies and men with British/Scottish accents. Wish I could write them better. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:59:27 +0000 2012)
PrinceJvstin: @BryanThomasS @Paulskemp Thanks, Paul! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:59:29 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Thank you, Bryan. As always, had a blast. Thanks to those who asked questions. Very good ones, at that. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:59:32 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @PrinceJvstin Thanks, Paul. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:59:44 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp It slowed me down first but I wrote a kid’s book on it. Now I”m more up to speed and it’s okay. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 01:59:53 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp Lots of fun. I’ve got your book in my Amazon cart… #sffwrtcht(Thu Aug 02 01:59:59 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp lots of bells & whistles I don’t use yet and may not. Different process. But who knows. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:00:07 +0000 2012)
shadowflame1974: @Paulskemp thank you for chatting with us again :D #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:00:10 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg Thank you kindly. I hope you find it as much fun to read as I did to write. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:00:15 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp I do need to learn to outline more. I want to write tie-ins some day. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:00:18 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @shadowflame1974 Thank you. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:00:20 +0000 2012)
followthelede: @Paulskemp Thanks for answering all our ?s. =) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:00:24 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @followthelede Thank you. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:00:33 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp THE HAMMER AND THE BLADE is out from Amazon. I’ll put a buy link on the transcript. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:00:44 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp Reading is much faster than writing. Wish I could write as fast as I read. I’d have two or three novels a week written #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:00:46 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: We have all the transcripts, extra interviews, giveaways, and more at: #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:00:52 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: We have all the transcripts, extra interviews, giveaways, and more at: #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:00:52 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp OMG I forgot. We have to give away a book #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:01:03 +0000 2012)
shadowflame1974: @Jaleta_Clegg lol I wish this too! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:01:19 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: Okay, so everyone who spoke in chat, please pick a number between 1 and 30 and DM me. Paul will DM the number that wins. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:01:35 +0000 2012)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Thanks again, all. I shall now go hang out with a lovely redhead and finish my whiskey. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:01:36 +0000 2012)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @BryanThomasS A book? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:01:48 +0000 2012)
RichardPF: @sffwrtcht You are not following me (Thu Aug 02 02:02:11 +0000 2012)
shadowflame1974: @Wyld_Dandelyon quick ask @Paulskemp a question before he leaves… #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:02:19 +0000 2012)
sffwrtcht: We are giving away a brand new mass market paperback of HAMMER & BLADE courtesy of @angryrobotbooks #fantasy #mywana #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:02:22 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Wyld_Dandelyon yes a book heh #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:03:28 +0000 2012)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @Paulskemp Did you tell us the best and worst writing advice you’ve received? #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:03:43 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: Btw, past winners of #sffwrtcht giveaways, please post reviews when you’ve read them to help our donors/authors out. (Thu Aug 02 02:03:57 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Wyld_Dandelyon He did. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:04:03 +0000 2012)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @BryanThomasS We likes books, my precious, yes we do. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:04:18 +0000 2012)
followthelede: LOL RT @Wyld_Dandelyon: @BryanThomasS We likes books, my precious, yes we do. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:04:49 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: Oops., make that 4 #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:04:55 +0000 2012)
shadowflame1974: night all Great chat with @Paulskemp tonight. It will be up on the #Sffwrtcht website later this week. (Thu Aug 02 02:05:16 +0000 2012)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @BryanThomasS And I missed it? I’m WAY too tired tonight. Dang dentist did me in. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:05:17 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Wyld_Dandelyon Send a number and you may have another precious #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:05:21 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @BryanThomasS I post reviews when I finish books, usually. I think I’m a few behind again… #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:05:25 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Wyld_Dandelyon oooooh that does me in too. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:05:29 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Jaleta_Clegg I know. that was not a judgement on anyone. Just a reminder that it matters. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:05:49 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @BryanThomasS I know how much it matters. I’d love a few more reviews for Nexus Point, and now Eggstone. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:06:19 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Jaleta_Clegg I’ll work on that. i owe you badly on that. #sffwrtcht #blushes (Thu Aug 02 02:06:43 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @BryanThomasS No worries. It’s all good. #sffwrtcht #blushes (Thu Aug 02 02:07:21 +0000 2012)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @BryanThomasS You wouldn’t think a sore mouth would slow my fingers and brain down, but there you go. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:07:32 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: Random number generator picked 6! congrats @RichardPF Please dm your address details! #sffwrtcht And thanks all! (Thu Aug 02 02:07:38 +0000 2012)
RichardPF: @BryanThomasS Awesome! Thanks. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:07:58 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Wyld_Dandelyon It’s the anesthetic. Even the local wipes me out. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:08:00 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: I used to generate the number FYI #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:08:05 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Wyld_Dandelyon I get some great story ideas while suffering from side effects, though. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:08:16 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Wyld_Dandelyon It’s distracting. I totally get it #hatesgoingtodentist #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:08:25 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: Ok, thanks all for a great chat. @BradleyPBeaulieu next week a @nightshadebooks author. Have a great week! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:09:13 +0000 2012)
RichardPF: RT @BryanThomasS: Ok, thanks all for a great chat. @BradleyPBeaulieu next week a @nightshadebooks author. Have a great week! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:09:21 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: And btw, our joint intv with Terry Brooks posts tomorrow at graspingforthewind in the #sffwrtcht column. Thanks for the help! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:09:42 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: RT @BryanThomasS: Ok, thanks all for a great chat. @BradleyPBeaulieu next week a @nightshadebooks author. Have a great week! #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:10:28 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Jaleta_Clegg LOL We each get our “weird” in different ways #sffwrtcht(Thu Aug 02 02:10:36 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: @BryanThomasS Weird isn’t my issue. Normal is. Alice in Wonderland? Too normal for my brain some days. #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:11:01 +0000 2012)
Jaleta_Clegg: #sffwrtcht Okay, back to my steampunk elf/fairy/pirate story. No idea where this is headed, but it’s certainly fun writing. (Thu Aug 02 02:12:20 +0000 2012)
BryanThomasS: @Jaleta_Clegg have fun! LOL on the normal/weird thing #sffwrtcht (Thu Aug 02 02:13:12 +0000 2012)



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