In response to a blog post I read today via Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE to See Write a Book Together | The Paige-Turner , I’d like to say how much I would love to see J.K. Rowling join forces with George R. R. Martin. What a story that would be. Her magical way of creating a fantasy world and his story writing skills would be amazing. It would be a tale for both teens and adults.
You’ve probably watched the HBO series and don’t agree because of all the explicit content in the TV show. His books are not as explicit as the TV series. I think his character building is his main strength and J K Rolling’s strength is in world building. If they wrote a book together it would be an incredible story that would come alive without the help of movie or TV.
I do have other favorite writers as well. In fact, there are too many to list these days. Right off the top of my head is Madeline Hunter. I do enjoy reading her historical fiction. In a sense, it is kind of like reading fantasy only she doesn’t use any mythical creatures in her works.
Sometimes I’m in the mood for Contemporary Romances. That’s when I pick up a book by Rachel Gibson or Stephanie Bond. Other times I will select a mystery. Nora LeDuc is one of my favorite crime writers. She has a new release coming out at the end of the month which you can pre-order now on Amazon. The Devil Wore Sneakers is her latest.
For the past five months, I’ve been reading Game of Thrones. I’m reading book 4 which I believe coincides with Season 5 on HBO. Don’t worry, I won’t give you any spoilers. All I can say is that he is a very good story teller. If you’ve only seen the TV series, you’ve got to break down and read the books.
Writing has been going slow – still. I don’t know if I’m trying to do too much with sewing a quilt, crocheting a doll and writing a story. Don’t forget the blog posts.
I also have too many unfinished works in progress piling up. How? Well, I come across a prompt that jars something in my muse and I start writing. Then the tree falls across the path and I can’t get over it or around it. I don’t think it is a plot hole. Maybe that’s the problem. Maybe I need to dig a tunnel under the tree to get around it. Hmm – I wonder what’s under the surface?
I love reading fantasy! Game of Thrones is my ultimate high. I’m on book four after reading one book a month. But like I said, maybe I have too much going on. Don’t forget the hot weather. I should be done with book four, but I’m still at 6%. It’s not that I’ve lost interest. I think there are other things distracting me.
I love GRRM writing! I love the way he builds his characters, shows the settings, fills in the backstory, and mystifies the plot. – By the way – I believe Jon Snow will live. I haven’t gotten to that part of the storyline, but he is a warg and if they don’t kill his wolf, he should live on – unless he is beheaded.
I have to finish reading the series, there’s no doubt about that. I want to learn to be a writer like him, weave a story just like George Martin. Settings and description always give me the most trouble. I’m not actually sure about how well my characters are built. Those will take a bit more skill too.
Blogging does help with my writing, along with time and patience.
I’m trying to build a blogging schedule. That’s not the easiest thing to do when you work a full-time job. Please forgive me if I go off schedule from time to time. At least now, I have a vague idea as to what my blogging schedule could look like. A bit of photo, poetry, flash fiction, quotes of the day, news flashes, and any other craziness I can come across.
Next month my RWA meetings return. Monadnock Writers’ Group begins their meetings again too.
It’s been a busy summer, with health issues and recovery. Returning to work was most welcome when I started feeling better and grow stir crazy. I think I’ve had a full overhaul this summer, between doctors, eye doctors, and dentists.
My hopes for this fall are:
- Finish one work in progress
- Pick and can applesauce
- Go to King Arthur’s Fair in Carver Mass.
- Take pictures of Fall leaves
- Make sure the Maple trees are marked with paint so I can tell them from the Oaks in February for Sugaring Season.
That’s five things. I’d be happy if I could at least get around to doing one of them.
What are your plans for the coming fall?
“There comes a time when you sit down to write but the need to read overcomes you.”
Reading – Game of Thrones – Clash of Kings – book #2
I know I need to get to work on the next book. Orgarlan has been waiting for me to return for some time. I haven’t forgotten it. There’s been other stories craving for my attention. The Game of Thrones has remained at the top of my list. It would be so easy to just buy the series on Amazon and watch the video of it, but I really wanted to read the books instead. I’m glad I chose the later route. George Martin is a fantastic story teller. I love his style, it fits well with my own style.
Each time I sit and open up a file to work on, I always wind up reading on the Kindle app on my desktop. This book, for me, is more addictive than facebook.
I know there’s nothing wrong with that. GM is a master, and while I’m reading his work, I’m studying it. His story is written in multi characters. Everyone has a tale to tell about the common events taking place. He makes character building look easy, though I’m sure there is more to it than there seems.
Have you ever come across an author that has struck a chord with you in their style and language to the point you need to read each book there after because you can’t get enough of them?
Tell me about them. I’d love to hear which authors hooked you with a hook, line and sinker.