Author Archives: hjohnspriggs

Book Cover (1st draft)

Don’t get too excited, it’s still not coming out ’til sometime next Summer.   Still…this is starting to get really fun.

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“Doing” Magic

Is it just me, or does the above phrase turn anybody else’s stomach?  Anybody who knows me will already be well-aware of my utter disdain for the concept of “doing” magic, but I feel it’s time I tried to actually … Continue reading

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How Important Is Paper, Anyway?

Today, while pulling into Paddington Station, I finished up the second draft of chapter 2 of “Sect of the Rounded Stone”.  So, that leaves me with a prologue plus two full chapters I’ve finished now, and I’m more mixed in … Continue reading

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Nature vs. Editing

The “Law of of Finding More To Say” dictates that, for every new section of text an author write, be that a paragraph, a chapter, or even a whole novel, that section is likely to be longer than the section … Continue reading

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Second Drafts

I’d forgotten how amusing, how frustrating, and how incredibly surprising a second draft can be.   The plan for book 2 had, at first, been to write the whole of draft 1 in a single pass, then to follow up … Continue reading

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The Day I “Made It”

Of all the days that have come and gone since I released “Knight of the Flame”, this one has easily been the most unexpected, the most surreal.  I’ve been thrilled about how the world has been treating my book for … Continue reading

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The Questions A New Author Gets All The Time

There are two of them. Two questions which I get asked almost daily these days. Can you guess what they are? Yeah, I’ll bet you’re way ahead of me, likely because they’re the first two questions which immediately pop into … Continue reading

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