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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 […]

Paying Tribute: Starship Troopers

12.14.11
by Ty Franck

I’ve been wanting to do this for a while.  Write a series of book reviews of the books that had the most direct influence on my writing, and on The Expanse series in particular.  Hopefully, this is just the first. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein: Starship Troopers moved onto my nightstand a couple of days ago.  I always have a nightstand book, and it tends to be something I’ve read before.  I’ll read a few pages while my wife does […]

Collaboration

11.15.10
by Ty Franck

So, three people have asked me about collaboration, specifically my collaboration with Daniel on the Expanse series, in the last couple days. I thought it might be nice to explain the origin of James Corey and his project The Expanse. Why: First off, the obvious answer. Daniel and I are collaborating on this project because we actually want to. We’ve been friends longer than we’ve been writing partners. His family hangs out at my house, my wife and I hang […]