In the last few weeks there has emerged a spat between Sargon of Akkad and Thunderf00t, both popular youtubers in the so-called “skeptic community.” This came to a head when Thunderf00t made a video declaring he was leaving the community (which many agree doesn’t actually exist) and attacking Sargon of…
Of course, one video was not enough for us to cover everything that there was to say about just 10 fantasy authors, so here is part 2, where we discuss Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, Robert E. Howard, Joe Abercrombie, Glen Cook, Geoge RR Martin, and Ursula Le Guin.
Writers of the Dawn is:
Matthew J. Wellman – High Fantasy and Urban Fantasy author. The first part of Children of Ysillia is out now!
David V. Stewart – High Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and science fiction author. He is the author of Japanese Historical Fiction Epic Muramasa: Blood Drinker and Hard Scifi novel Prophet of the Godseed.
Fantasy Authors Matthew J. Wellman and David Stewart talk about the top ten fantasy authors, based on several criteria, including contributions to the genre. This video covers the first 5 (in no particular order): JRR Tolkien, Steven Erikson, Michael Moorcock, Mark Lawrence, and Brandon Sanderson Matthew J. Wellman is the…
As a fantasy author, I also of course, read fantasy, but I am aware that it is a genre that lots of people have difficulty dissecting. Works tend to build upon the tropes of other works, or invert the common themes of the genre, and these sorts of books can…
Here’s a little video I put together talking about what a reader will get out of a book in the fantasy genre, such as unique settings that are interesting for themselves, strange characters that could not exist in our world, and atypical plot progressions Check out my own Historical Fiction/Historical…
Most people in the west have heard stories of the incredible cutting power and durability of the Katana, a symbol of Japan through two of its feudal periods. Some people can even tell about how their grandfather in World War II had the barrel of his rifle cut in half…
Find all our podcasts on itunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/writers-of-the-dawn/id1202124828 Find Matt’s stuff at matthewjwellman.com and read my fiction at dvspress.com Read my own book, Muramasa: Blood Drinker at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H6PDVM0
Here is writers of the dawn, episode 2. On this podcast we discuss the ins and outs of settings, including setting types and how settings are revealed in exposition.
Find all our podcasts on itunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/writers-of-the-dawn/id1202124828
Find Matt’s stuff at matthewjwellman.com and read my fiction at dvspress.com
Read my own book, Muramasa: Blood Drinker at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H6PDVM0
After much bantering about, Matt Wellman and I have decided to make a podcast about writing. In it we will cover techniques, approaches to writing, giving advice, critiques, and generally talking about our craft. For now we will be running the whole affair through soundcloud. The content is free, as…
Long overdue, my epic samurai novel, Muramasa: Blood Drinker – a supernatural mystery of feudal Japan, is finally available in paperback. I did the design of the book myself, and I am very pleased with how the final product came out. Now you can get 500 pages of bloody, demon-possessed intrigue and…