Questions 768: Original Ideas

Charla asks: How do I come up with truly original ideas?

Resources Mentioned:
The Real Story by Stephen R. Donaldson
The Ring Cycle by Wagner CD and Youtube
Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Coffee Service by J. Daniel Sawyer
Psycho IV
Psycho
Sculpting God by J. Daniel Sawyer
Questions 763: Avoiding Burnout

Questions 767: Epic Fantasy Bigness

Tim asks: How big should an epic fantasy novel be, and what’s the expected length in other genres?

Resources Mentioned:
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Conan the Barbarian Series by Robert E Howard
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams
To Green Angel Tower (and Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn), part 1 and part 2,  by Tad Williams
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant The Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
Caliban’s Hour by Tad Williams
Reave the Just and Other Tales by Stephen R. Donaldson

Questions 766: Beating Killer Writer’s Block

Charla asks: Lately I’ve had a hard time starting stories. How do I cure my writer’s block?

Resources Mentioned:
Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer
Ideas, Inc. by J. Daniel Sawyer
Indiana Jones
The Man From Earth
Question 763: Avoiding Burnout

Questions 765: Writing Into The Dark

Tim asks: What books have you written into the dark?

Resources Mentioned:
Writing Into the Dark by Dean Wesley Smith
Down From Ten by J. Daniel Sawyer
Silent Victor by J. Daniel Sawyer
Suave Rob’s Double-X Derring-Do by J. Daniel Sawyer
The Resurrection Junket by J. Daniel Sawyer
Ideas, Inc. by J. Daniel Sawyer
Hadrian’s Flight by J. Daniel Sawyer

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