Transcript: SFFWRTCHT 4/29/15 With Peter Orullian

Transcripts-flatBryanThomasS: Forthcoming Guests 5/13 @JoshRVogt 5/27 Ken Liu @kyliu99 6/3 @KenScholes More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 00:58:22 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Forthcoming Guests 5/13 @JoshRVogt 5/27 Ken Liu @kyliu99 6/3 @KenScholes More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 00:58:22 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer’s Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 00:59:18 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 00:59:42 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table interview. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 00:59:54 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Apr 30 01:00:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: We may hold questions at times to allow our guest to answer and catch up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:00:19 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest is a musician and writer who has performed all over the world. He works for Xbox/Microsoft. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:01:03 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: His debut novel, “The Unremembered”, Book one in the Vault of Heaven epic fantasy trilogy, released from @torbooks in 2011 #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:01:13 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: He has written two thriller novels seeking homes. And a new revised version of The Unremembered is out from @torbooks #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:01:26 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: The sequel, “Trial of Intentions” will follow next month. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:01:35 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Welcome back to #sffwrtcht @peterorullian! (Thu Apr 30 01:01:45 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Good to be here! (Thu Apr 30 01:01:57 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Good to be here! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:02:28 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian We remember you as one of our funnest guests so glad to have you #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:02:30 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Let’s start with the basics: where did your interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:02:41 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Flatterer. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:02:46 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Probably started in earnest with The Sword of Shannara. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:03:26 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: @PeterOrullian *raises eyebrows* Moi? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:03:29 +0000 2015)
PrinceJvstin: @sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian he speaks truth #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:04:11 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: And Terry Brooks is now a friend. Cool. @PeterOrullian Who were some of the authors whose work most thrilled and inspired you? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:04:56 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I’d be lying if I didn’t say Stephen King. Dan Simmons is pretty near the top of my list, too. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:05:36 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian When did you start writing and how long until your first sale? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:05:46 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: The fun part of this is we can look back 4 years at the old transcript and see if your answers changed #sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian (Thu Apr 30 01:06:20 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I got serious in about 2001. Sold my first short story about five years later. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:06:38 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Did you study creative writing at all in school? How’d you learn your craft? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:06:43 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I took creative writing in college, but it was a waste of time. I learned mostly by doing. And reading. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:07:21 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Where did the idea for “The Vault Of Heaven” come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:07:50 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I don’t remember. But, I love astronomy. So, I’m sure that was the seminal influence. This becomes clear in book 2. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:09:40 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: #sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian @sffwrtcht did you hire a serious editor for that short story or did you edit it yourself? (Thu Apr 30 01:09:41 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullion The first book reminded me a bit of Jordan’s Wheel of Time. Was that an inspiration? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:09:50 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: @PeterOrullian @sffwrtcht not that you’re not serious xD #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:10:15 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Hi @LilianOake Thanks for joining us. #sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian (Thu Apr 30 01:10:17 +0000 2015)
canadiansuzanne: RT @sffwrtcht: Tonight’s guest is a musician and writer who has performed all over the world. He works for Xbox/Microsoft. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:10:41 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Funny thing, that. I hadn’t read any Jorday when I wrote The Unremembered. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:10:55 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: @sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian hi! Happy to join in ^_^ Peter rocks sff’s socks. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:11:01 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @LilianOake @sffwrtcht Nope. Just me. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:11:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Heh. Interesting. @PeterOrullian Do you start with characters sketches or outlines or just let it unfold as it comes? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:11:13 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: @PeterOrullian @sffwrtcht ah! Brilliant! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:11:39 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Depends. Sometimes characters. Sometimes rough outline. Sometimes an image. Or music. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:12:46 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian “The Unremembered” has many aspects: coming of age story, quest adventure, family drama, and even chase #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Apr 30 01:13:05 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Had you plotted out the entire series before writing? #sffwrtcht 2/2 (Thu Apr 30 01:13:18 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht No. I have the detail through book 3. Then broadstrokes through 4 and 5. And I know the ending crystal clear. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:14:26 +0000 2015)
talekyn: . @PeterOrullian is back as guest on #sffwrtcht right now. Trying to think of a question I didn’t ask him the last time he guested. (Thu Apr 30 01:15:15 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian As I recall there are 7 books total? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:15:16 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I don’t know. I’d originally said 6-8. I’m leaving it open. I tend to be writing shorter these days. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:15:57 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Music plays a huge role in the story’s magic system. Tell us a little about that. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:16:03 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Yet book 2 was thicker than book 1. Heh #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:16:44 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Music is my favorite subject. This could take hours. :) Music is woven deeply into my series. I used it to frame … #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:17:01 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht … governing dynamics for many magic systems. And there’s one magic system that is sung music. But not delicate … #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:17:38 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Fine by me. You know I’m a musician. #sffwrtcht :) (Thu Apr 30 01:17:48 +0000 2015)
kyliu99: RT @BryanThomasS: Forthcoming Guests 5/13 @JoshRVogt 5/27 Ken Liu @kyliu99 6/3 @KenScholes More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:18:01 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht … it’s rough and visceral and powerful and intentional. Then, beyond that, there are entire cultures premised … #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:18:09 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullian The musical aspects of the series are my favorite parts #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:18:16 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht … on music. It’s the fabric of lives. It’s what gives life meaning. It’s how they fight, and relate, etc. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:18:44 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Do you compose music? What instruments do you use/play? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:18:50 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Thickness is a function of paper weight. :) The new Unremembered is waaaay shorter than the original. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:19:26 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht And Trial of Intentions is waaaay shorter than the original Unremembered. :) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:19:44 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: I actually noticed that it was #sffwrtcht .@PeterOrullian (Thu Apr 30 01:19:58 +0000 2015)
Wyld_Dandelyon: .@talekyn Trying to think of new questions for @PeterOrullian — I understand those blues! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:20:05 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Yeah, I do. I play keys some. Primarily, though, I’m a vocalist. Several years of classical voice training. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:20:38 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Also, metal! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:20:47 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: @PeterOrullian A genuine rock star ;) #sffwrtcht Very cool. (Thu Apr 30 01:21:18 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian The setting/world has a lot of familiar animals and trees and such. Is this world on Earth? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:21:30 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht No, it’s a second world. But I do draw on what I know from this world. Bam! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:22:03 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian What system do you use for devising the character names? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:22:15 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Sometimes I’m all thoughtful. And stuff. Sometimes I hunt and peck out cool letters that go great together. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:23:02 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian There’s a big character identity reveal at the end of book 1. Do you have more surprises for us in the next book? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:23:14 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Huuuuuuuge ones. If you think you know about Tahn? Think again. Like that. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:24:08 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian You bastard! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:24:36 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Just kidding. OKay You made changes to the Author’s Edition. Why a new version? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:24:51 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht This is an appropriate response. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:24:57 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht First editor wouldn’t let me do what I wanted. He got fired. New editor is awesome. There you go. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:25:30 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian You had an unusual delay between books. What happened? #sffwrtcht Must have been frustrating. (Thu Apr 30 01:25:55 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht One part day job–Microsoft is a harsh mistress. One part first editor sitting on book for a damn long time. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:26:38 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht And yes. MADDENING! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:26:55 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian So you changed the plot a bit? Cut down and streamlined? Tightened? Added new elements? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:27:03 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Most of that, yes. It’s much closer to what I intended the first time around. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:27:29 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Whose idea was it to release a new book 1 to relaunch the series? Seems appropriate given the delay. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:27:38 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Combination of me and Tor. Good partnership on this one. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:28:16 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian And now “Trial of Intentions” is out. Where does that pick up from “The Unremembered?” Immediately following? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:28:28 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian It’s good to have that kind of support. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:28:51 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Yeah. Like within a day or two. And it starts with a bang. As in WAR! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:29:04 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Yes it certainly does. @PeterOrullian Any new characters or elements you’d like to tease us with? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:29:18 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Yeah. Trial of Intentions has a bunch of science in it. Math. Physics. Astronomy. And I go deep into the music magic. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:30:34 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullion Ah very cool. So it touches on science fiction a bit perhaps? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:30:55 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I worked through the topic of suicide, too. That was raw for me, for reasons I explain in the Introduction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:31:09 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht And I have a character trying to avert way, rather than escalate TO war. That was interesting to write. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:31:35 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Given the relationship between music and math, I expected to see math #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:31:55 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Yup. And that gets turned to 11 in book 3. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:32:16 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Oh. Introduction. The ARC has no intro… missed that… #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:32:22 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian I don’t care what MASH says, suicide is never painless… #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:32:42 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Wasn’t written at the time. I’m toying with writing a whole article on it. It’ll be rough emotionally, though. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:32:50 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullian Condolences. Been there. When can we expect the next book? What is its title? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:33:17 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: @sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian all hail Alda. Hail. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:33:39 +0000 2015)
Wyld_Dandelyon: .@PeterOrullian #sffwrtcht Talking about suicide is important though. But it is a hard subject. (Thu Apr 30 01:33:44 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht No title yet. And not sure on timing. There’s some really big stuff going on in book 3. As much evolution as … #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:33:57 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht … takes place from book 1 to 2, at LEAST that much takes place from book 2 to 3. So, beware! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:34:20 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: As I recall it took a while to title Book 2 also. @PeterOrullian When you write, do you outline or pants it? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:34:29 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @Wyld_Dandelyon No doubt. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:34:56 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Bit of both. I have a rough outline. But that actually encourages me to color outside the lines. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:35:41 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @Wyld_Dandelyon @PeterOrullian I haven’t read the introduction in question yet, but thank you Peter for sharing the story. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:35:47 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Which comes first: character, setting, or plot? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:35:54 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @talekyn @Wyld_Dandelyon I don’t go too in depth in the Intro. But as I mentioned, I’m working my way up to a full post about it. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:36:41 +0000 2015)
Wyld_Dandelyon: .@PeterOrullian I know more about suicide than I ever wanted to. Music, on the other hand, I could talk about music forever. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:36:49 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Do you use Scrivener or other “writing software tools”? Write to music? Any rituals? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:37:05 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht CHARACTER! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:37:16 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Just Word. I don’t write to music. Music needs my attention. It’s not a background thing for me. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:38:23 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht RITUAL: 5 HOUR ENERGY DRINK AT 3:30 A.M. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:38:43 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Speaking of music. There was talk 4 years ago about a Vault of Heaven album. Still planned? #sffwrtcht When might we see it? (Thu Apr 30 01:39:08 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian I can write to instrumentals but not vocal music. That distracts me #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:39:37 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Yeah, still planned. So many damn life things. But it WILL happen! Hopefully this year. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:39:53 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian What’s your writing time look like–specific block? Write til you reach word count? Grab it when you can? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:40:02 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Look forward to that CD. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:40:24 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I don’t care about word count. I write for 2-3 hours every morning, starting at 3:30 a.m. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:40:49 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian When you are faced with writer’s block, what is your favorite/best way to overcome it? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:40:59 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I don’t get writer’s block. Too many stories. Too little time. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:41:29 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian I have that same problem. And even some instrumental music is hard to write to (tv, movie soundtracks.) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:41:42 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian What’s the best and worst writing advice you’ve ever gotten? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:42:02 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@talekyn Soundtracks are the best to write to for me… #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:42:19 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Worst: Take a class. Best: Put your ass in the chair. #sffwrtcht(Thu Apr 30 01:43:31 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullian used up all my questions except one so let’s talk about Vault of Heaven characters. Tell us about Tahn Jurnell #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:43:49 +0000 2015)
talekyn: .@sffwrtcht If it’s a soundtrack to a show or movie I love, I get distracted picturing scenes and stop writing. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:44:32 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Readers think Tahn’s a farmboy orphan. Tahn is neigher a farmboy, nor an orphan. Kind of the complete opposite. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:44:33 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullian And Wendra is his sister… She has musical gifts… #sffwrtcht(Thu Apr 30 01:45:00 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Whoa. Not sure Wendra is his sister. Read carefully. But yes, she’s got crazy awesome music magic. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:45:39 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Then there’s Mira Far? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:46:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Don’t want to spoil anything for readers though #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:46:22 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht But it’s not all soft and sweet and legato. Think more like Morgan Rose in Sevendust, but with more range. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:46:26 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Mira’s a consummate warrior. But she’s got some emotional pain related to her childhood. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:47:14 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian What about Vendanj and Grant? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:47:39 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Vendanj has lost faith in society. Also, he’s studied the art of combat so long, he knows your move before you do. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:48:16 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Vendanj will do whatever it takes to stop the Quiet–the bad guys–and he doesn’t give a damn what you think about it. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:48:45 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullian Then Sutter… #sffwrtcht Did I get all the main characters yet? *flips through the book hurriedly* (Thu Apr 30 01:50:18 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Sutter is a huckster to start. But in Trial of Intentions he grows a lot. Does some damn noble things, actually. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:51:13 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@peterorullian Also Grant whom I included with Vendanj there. Who is he? Father figure… #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:51:18 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Well, that would be a spoiler. But yeah, he’s a father figure, to a degree. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:52:56 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian And who or what are The Quiet? Your antagonists… #sffwrtcht Although there are shades of gray to many characters… (Thu Apr 30 01:53:37 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: @sffwrtcht @PeterOrullian I’m the same. I won’t listen to vocal in general though because then the song gets stuck in my head. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:54:13 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: I have copies of both Vault of Heaven Books in ARCS to give away tonight. #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Apr 30 01:54:24 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Yeah, no one is Snydley Whiplash or Dudley DoRight in my books. The Quiet are nominally the bad guys … #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:54:26 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: Just catching up on the last few minutes… #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:54:43 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Email me a number between 1 and 200 by Friday at I’ll notify the winner #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:54:46 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht … but you’ll learn more about them in Trial of Intentions, and much more in book 3. Then, in some ways … #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:54:52 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: RT @sffwrtcht: I have copies of both Vault of Heaven Books in ARCS to give away tonight. #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Apr 30 01:55:05 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: RT @sffwrtcht: Email me a number between 1 and 200 by Friday at and I’ll notify the winner #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:55:13 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht … the League of Civility is an antagonist. But they also have some admirable goals. So, yeah. Grey. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:55:22 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian What future projects are you working on that we can look forward to? Anything besides book 3 and the CD? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:55:36 +0000 2015)
JDHallowell: RT @sffwrtcht: I have copies of both Vault of Heaven Books in ARCS to give away tonight. #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Apr 30 01:55:43 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: RT @sffwrtcht: I have copies of both Vault of Heaven Books in ARCS to give away tonight. #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Apr 30 01:55:58 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Find Peter online at and Vault of Heaven at He’s also on Facebook #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:56:06 +0000 2015)
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LilianOake: RT @sffwrtcht: Find Peter online at and Vault of Heaven at He’s also on Facebook #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:56:38 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht I have a novella entitled Th Sound of Broken Absolutes releasing soon. TONS of music magic. Set in my world. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:56:48 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: In 2 weeks on 5/13 Wordfire author @JoshRVogt joins us to talk abt his comedic fantasy series & Pathfinder Tales at 9 pm ET live #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:56:56 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht And if time permits, my first thriller may be on the way to bookshelves soon. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:57:12 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Forthcoming Guests 5/13 @JoshRVogt 5/27 Ken Liu @kyliu99 6/3 @KenScholes More every 2 weeks #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:57:29 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Nope. Small press. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:57:43 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian I actually meant the novella. Where will we find it? #sffwrtcht(Thu Apr 30 01:58:10 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht Print and ebook on Amazon, B&N, etc. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:58:39 +0000 2015)
Wyld_Dandelyon: .@PeterOrullian Thanks for joining us at #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:58:45 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @Wyld_Dandelyon Thanks for having me! \m/ #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:59:06 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: A transcript for this chat will be up at the website soon. Thanks for joining us! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:59:07 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: .@PeterOrullian Thanks man. Enjoyed talking with you again. Wish you great success! I am really enjoying TRIAL #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:59:31 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @sffwrtcht LOVE hearing that. Thanks! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 01:59:52 +0000 2015)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @sffwrtcht I’m sorry I missed the last chat. I was on the road! (No tweeting and driving for me.) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:00:08 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: I’ll await entries to win both books, folks. Meanwhile, #sffwrtcht will be coming to a final end soon. Details next time. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:00:15 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: @Wyld_Dandelyon It’s okay. All of us are getting so much busier. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:00:32 +0000 2015)
talekyn: @sffwrtcht Done. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:01:04 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: Wish I could have been here more but this little goblinness demanded my attention…but @PeterOrullian, thx for your time/chat! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:01:16 +0000 2015)
BryanThomasS: RT @sffwrtcht: I have copies of both Vault of Heaven Books in ARCS to give away tonight. #sffwrtcht 1/2 (Thu Apr 30 02:01:27 +0000 2015)
BryanThomasS: RT @sffwrtcht: Email me a number between 1 and 200 by Friday at and I’ll notify the winner #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:01:33 +0000 2015)
LilianOake: It’s nice to see authors care for their readers :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:01:43 +0000 2015)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @sffwrtcht I missed instructions for entries. Had a repair guy I had to talk to. (Thu Apr 30 02:01:44 +0000 2015)
PeterOrullian: @LilianOake You’re welcome, Le Goblin. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:01:54 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: @Wyld_Dandelyon Retweeted #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 30 02:02:00 +0000 2015)
sffwrtcht: Night all! #sffwrtcht signing off. (Thu Apr 30 02:02:10 +0000 2015)



~ by Bryan Thomas on May 17, 2015.

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