Tag Archives: Novel

Writing, Wood, And Rocket Science

“You don’t seem like an engineer.” That’s what people usually say a few moments after I tell them that I’m an engineer. Or a rocket scientist. Or whatever the conversation warranted. I guess they are thinking about the nerds they … Continue reading

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Just Write Good Stories

Pixar’s Andrew Stanton at the LA Screenwriter’s Expo a few years ago. Genre. Market. Audience. The literary industry seems to live and die by these words. “What is your Genre?” “Who is your audience?” “What is your market?” And when … Continue reading

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Finding Multiplayer’s Demographic

When an author begins writing a book there are a multitude of considerations she must take into account. Even before the obvious factors of setting, plot, and character the author must first consider audience and market. While these terms are related, they have distinct meanings … Continue reading

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Nature Hates a Vacuum, So Don’t Write In One

A lot of beginning writers like to keep their passion a secret. There are a number of reasons they don’t want anyone to know they are the world’s next J.K. Rowling. Perhaps they want to burst on the scene and … Continue reading

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Multiplayer Is “Real”

I’ve actually known this for some time. It would be like gun powder being invented and no one using it as a weapon. Or iron not being adapted into a bronze-shattering sword pretty much the day it was discovered. People … Continue reading

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John C. Brewer’s Debut Novel, Multiplayer, Published

PlotForge’s debut novel Multiplayer was released today and is available for immediate download from Barnes&Noble for the Nook and from Amazon for the Kindle. The print version is due to be available from Amazon.com within the next week or so … Continue reading

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Trucks, Books, and Internets

I’ll admit it up front. I’ve got a busted amygdala. That’s why I’m constantly putting things together in my head. Like this thought about big-rigs on the highway. You know, the big tractor-trailers that keep Walmart stocked. Whenever I’m on … Continue reading

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‘Modern Warfare 3,’ the Publishing Industry, PlotForge, and ‘Multiplayer’

I’m not a huge gamer. Well, that’s a little bit of a lie. I was in high school back in the 80′s when video games exploded onto the cultural scene. I’ll never forget the day the school bus broke down on … Continue reading

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