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The Legions of Fire

The Legions of Fire is the first of a quartet of fantasies in The Books of the Elements series from Tor. First and foremost, The Legions of Fire is a novel about a fictional city named Carce (pronounced CAR-see) and … Continue reading

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The Motorcycle Way to Complex Plotting

  Written for the Tor/Forge May 2010 Newsletter THE MOTORCYCLE WAY TO COMPLEX PLOTTING Writers use various tools in their work. One of my tools is my motorcycle. Well, plural: my motorcycles. Bikers learn quickly that if they expect to … Continue reading

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Newsletter #57

Dear People, The most exciting news this time has very little to do with me. I am therefore turning the stage over to my webmaster, Karen Zimmerman: The new web site is up at http://david-drake.com.  Our very simple original web … Continue reading

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Newsletter #55

Dear People, I’m going to start with something positive: I’ve now seen a cover comp for THE LEGIONS OF FIRE, the first of four books in my new fantasy series, due from Tor as a May, 2010, hardcover. I’d seen … Continue reading

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Newsletter #54

Dear People, Quite a lot has been happening. First and foremost in my mind, I turned in WHAT DISTANT DEEPS, the latest RCN (Leary/Mundy) space opera, to Baen Books the day after I got back from World Fantasy Con. I’d … Continue reading

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Newsletter #50

Dear People, I turned in THE LEGIONS OF FIRE not quite a month ago–140,845 words including the front matter. I’m overall pleased with the novel, the first of a four-book fantasy series for Tor, but the thing that pleases me … Continue reading

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Newsletter #49

Dear People, Well, I haven’t completed the rough draft of THE LEGIONS OF FIRE, the start of my new fantasy series for Tor, but I’m close. And I’m darned consistent: two months ago I had about 60K; now I’ve got … Continue reading

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Newsletter #48

Dear People, I’m well into (about 60K) the rough draft of THE LEGIONS OF FIRE. This is the first book of the new fantasy series for Tor. When asked, I picked The Books of the Elements as the series title … Continue reading

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Newsletter #47

Dear People, Folks frequently ask me how long it takes to write a novel. (People ask me a lot of questions that presumably seem simpler from the outside than they do to me.) The answer depends on a lot of … Continue reading

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