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Authors Want Multimedia Deals

With the monstrous success in the past decade or so, is it so surprising that authors are working to get movie deals?  This brings a wonderful opportunity to new artists.  It proves that the literary world is not dead.  It takes a special kind of author to be able to handle this though.  Recently, I have seen an IMDB page for “The Warded Man” which is based off a novel series called “the Demon Cycle” by Peter V Brett.  You will be getting a review of the first book of the Demon Cycle in the coming days.  I’ll just say right off the bat, it’s a great read.  My hope is that Mr. Brett can handle the multimedia world, the same way that Brandon Sanderson has.  If you don’t already know, Mr. Sanderson is involved in “Infinity Blade”.  It is a book and video game that work great together.  I do recommend that you take a look any time you see Brandon Sanderson connected to it.

So what’s the danger in working on media deals?  Let’s take a look at a couple authors who have not done it right.  I want to say, these writers are great and I love their books.  I have great respect for them, but George RR Martin and David Farland (Wolverton) seem to have let the work towards media deals get in the way of their writing.  Mr. Martin is well known for the amount of time it takes for him to complete a novel, which is so hard on “A Song of Ice and Fire” fanatics.  Don’t get me wrong, he has paved the way for fantasy fiction authors to move into pop-culture, but can we get through the series with you as the author?  Mr. Farland had been on a good run of releasing “Runelords” novels.  Now that the ninth and final book in the series has come up, he seems more interested in a movie deal and other multimedia dreams than finishing his novel.  To be fair, his son was in a terrible longboard accident a few years back.  I truly feel for him and his family, but the book should have been done by that time.  As you have seen, I have been in contact with David Farland and I have full faith that the ninth novel will be as brilliant as we have come to expect from his amazing writing style.

So what am I saying about writers trying to move beyond the pages?  I’m saying that they should go for it!  But when they do go all out, don’t forget the fans who have made them a household name.  I have full faith that my favorite series will continue and be finished, even if there is a slight delay in their releases.  Keep writing those great novels and turning them into other media authors out there!

J.R.

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Game of Thrones Season 2

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Welcome Game of Thrones Season:2!!! HBO is officially the only cable station (or television station in general).to make a truly movie-quality show. (Spartacus on Starz was almost there. I hope they keep at it). This season brings you right back where you left your favorite dis functional realm. They waisted no time getting right into the action. The season will be following Stannis, Arya, Daenerys, Jon… I think you get the picture. I consistently find myself amazed with HBO’s ability to follow all of the characters without putting us all into a confusion induced coma. The show continues to flow and keep the action coming. I will be blunt here. You will despise a few characters you liked, and slowly begin to like some that you hated. This season’s character to watch? I’m thinking Arya of house Stark. Who are you most excited about? Any thoughts on Melisandre? I’ve read the books, but I still don’t know what I think of her.

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Happy viewing!!!

J.R


Game of Thrones: Season 2 Teaser

April is a long, long, long way from now. (Did I mention that it would be a long wait.)  A lot of that is going to be felt while waiting for Game of Thrones: Season 2 to start airing.  Having read the books, I can tell you that we will be in for a treat next year.  As always, I am not a spoiler type of person.  But I will give you this.  A teaser that was released by HBO this month.  I have seen it a few times and get excited whenever it comes on.  Enjoy my friends. Game of Thrones Teaser

 

J.R.