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Abaddon’s Gate Reviews

04.10.13
by Ty Franck

Publishers Weekly has the first big review of Abaddon’s Gate.  Seems like they liked it. Daniel and I keep trying to do something new with each book in the series, and the hope is that this will keep the books from quickly growing stale.  But the fear is that by not doing the same thing you did last time, you can disappoint the fans of the earlier books.  We definitely went a new direction with at least some of what […]

Giving Birth

01.12.12
by Ty Franck

Depending on your particular process, books start out in a lot of different ways. For some writers they begin as a moment, one particular scene that leaps into their head fully formed. George RR Martin has often said that the entire Ice and Fire saga began with the scene of Ned Stark and his boys finding the dire wolf pups. I know writers who always begin from the end. They have their climactic scene in mind, and they work backwards […]