Daily Archives: January 21, 2015

The Problem of Writers Writing about Writing to get Readers

Well, I’ve officially hit the big time. Someone wrote an entire post about one of my comments. Why haven’t the rest of you people written posts about what I have to say? Come on, people. Get with the program, here. I’m tossing out pearls of wisdom and nuggets of truth…

Ben Y. Faroe

Oh, man, guys. Bookshelfbattle just put it perfectly.

Sometimes with all of the blogging, twittering, and social media-ing, I just wonder if all writers are doing are talking to other writers. It’s like we’re all door-to-door salesmen, knocking on a door, “Wanna buy my book?” And the person answers, “No, but do YOU wanna buy MY book?” [link]

This made me so happy! It’s exactly right, with a brilliant mental image thrown in. I’ve been thinking about this a lot, especially as I’m getting into blogging properly for the first time in a while. I’m already slipping into writing as a writer for writers to attract writers to my writing blog so they’ll read… my… stories? Well, that’s no good.

My real goal is to find a huge band of brilliant friends and fans who love reading what I write and talking about things I’m into and doing…

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William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, by Ian Doescher

As my three-to-five regular readers know, I’m a fan of a) Star Wars and b) Shakespeare. You should check out the “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” series of books. Here’s a review by wordpress blogger, Tessellated Tales. Check out her blog for more.

Tessellated Tales

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #4)Title: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope
Ian Doescher
 Quirk Books
Publication date: March 6th 2014
Pages: 174
ISBN: 1594746370
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 3.5/5
Buy at:BookDepository

Inspired by one of the greatest creative minds in the English language—and William Shakespeare—here is an officially licensed retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.

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