Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Science Fiction And Fantasy Writer's Chat 4/27/11 with Paul S. Kemp

BryanThomasS: Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Writer's Chat. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 00:59:19 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 00:59:34 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Our format is round table discussion. Please restrict ?s to writing craft, business of writing & the specific works of the guest. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 00:59:45 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: No queries, no pitching, no politics, etc. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 00:59:53 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Please wait until your question gets answered to ask another & use the hashtag #sffwrtcht for all questions and comments. (Thu Apr 28 01:00:02 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Next Thursday 5/5 my co-host @shadowflame and I interview Editor @LouAnders of @PYR_Books #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:00:25 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: On 5/11 we talk with @SFSignal and on 5/18 author @nnedi talks about Africa, fantasy from the other pov, and more. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:00:36 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Many of you may be familiar with tonight’s guest from Twitter. @paulskemp is one of us. #sffwrtcht\ (Thu Apr 28 01:00:58 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Many of you may be familiar with tonight’s guest from Twitter. @paulskemp is one of us. #sffwrtcht\ (Thu Apr 28 01:00:58 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: A mild-mannered corporate lawyer by day, he goes out at night fighting for justice and the American way #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:01:09 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: He’s the author of three Star Wars tie-in books from @DelReySpectra and twice that many Forgotten Realms books. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:01:18 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Welcome @paulskemp! Thanks for joining us! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:01:29 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Welcome @paulskemp! Thanks for joining us! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:01:29 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: So, Paul, how did a lawyer end up writing fantasy and science fiction? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:01:59 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: RT @Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Thanks, Bryan. Happy to be here. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:02:07 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Did you always want to be a writer even while studying law? Which dream came first? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:02:47 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: RT @Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Well, I hated law school, and being a geek, naturally turned to writing specfic #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:03:10 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Please include #sffwrtcht on the answers so we can follow it on the feed, Paul. (Thu Apr 28 01:03:44 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS will do. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:04:04 +0000 2011)
pattyjansen: @BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp's tweets are not showing in my feed #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:04:09 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: How did you get connected with Wizards of The Coast? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:04:10 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @pattyjansen Yes, we just fixed that. Sorry. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:04:21 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS WotC had an open sub policy around 2000. I subbed via that and they've never forgiven me. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:04:55 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Did you sub a preexisting novel or short stories? Proposals? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:05:16 +0000 2011)
Brandon_Whaley: @Paulskemp I think I've asked before, but how did you get involved with the Star Wars EU? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:05:29 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Were you a long time D&D player with experience in the Forgotten Realms? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:05:57 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS A chapter from an original fantasy novel. A later chapter. Early ones were...uh..not good. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:06:09 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @Brandon_Whaley RA Salvatore introd me to an editor at Del Rey and I pestered her incessantly. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:06:50 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Where did the character Erevis Cale come from? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:07:13 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht I was a big DnD/FR player. Still am, actually. Same bunch of guys. We're old and sad now, but still roll a mean d20. #sfwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:07:28 +0000 2011)
renesears: RT @BryanThomasS: Next week we'll talk with Editor @LouAnders of @Pyr_Books on #sffwrtcht on a special day 5/5 Thursday at 9 pm EST. Joi ... (Thu Apr 28 01:07:41 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: NOTE TO SELF: Get introduced to Del Rey editor at World Con so I can pester like @Paulskemp #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:08:04 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Cale represents my fascination with the anti-hero, a character who constantly flirts with redemption. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:08:29 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp He’s an interesting mix—priest and assassin. Does that dichotomy parallel the lawyer-writer dichotomy? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:08:51 +0000 2011)
Mansstory2: RT @sffwrtcht: Our goal is to talk w/ writers, editors, & others abt the craft of writing, specifically related to writing speculative f ... (Thu Apr 28 01:09:03 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Ha! Are you likening the lawyer or the writer to an assassin? Wait, don’t answer that. I lose either way. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:09:22 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: I'll hold my tongue then. ;) How much writing did you do before that opportunity arose? Was it all genre work? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:09:48 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I wrote a fantasy novel (not a very good one) and some short stories, a few of which sold. (cont) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:10:29 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp What are some of the core elements to a good Forgotten Realms story? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:10:39 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: How familiar were you with D&D/Forgotten Realms before you wrote for WotC? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:11:07 +0000 2011)
AUChief: My man. RT @Paulskemp @Brandon_Whaley RA Salvatore introd me to an editor at Del Rey and I pestered her incessantly. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:11:08 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS It was all in genre. And I intend to stay in genre for good. Specfic reaches a reader in ways non-spec-fic (cont) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:11:15 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: RT @AwayInDreaming: @Paulskemp @BryanThomasS (Hardly a lose, since everyone loves an assassin. Unless you're on the wrong end #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:12:01 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: ht@BryanThomasS Specfic fires the imagination, creates a sense of wonder. Non spec fic doesn't do that much. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:12:05 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp I agree. Totally. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:12:22 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Very familiar with the Realms, being a long time gamer and reader of Realms fiction. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:12:34 +0000 2011)
AUChief: @Paulskemp are you now or have you been previosuly a fan of the EU. If so whose work is your fav (other than your own) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:12:43 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: What are the core attributes of a good Forgotten Realms character? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:12:58 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS My FR novels are sword and sorcery novels. They’re about characters, intensely personal stakes (cont), #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:13:15 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Boy, everyone wants to jump on Star Wars while I'm on F Realms. I promise I'll get there shortly ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:13:21 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS with a good dose of cinematic action. A good FR story is a rippin’ adventure yarn that also gets at larger themes. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:13:43 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Did you grow up enamored with Star Wars like me? Was it a dream to write a Star Wars story? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:13:57 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Great answer! Thanks! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:14:06 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Good FR character is same as in any good work of fiction – compelling motivation, internal conflict (cont) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:14:54 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht and an interesting character arc. A cool sword also helps. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:15:06 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Gotta have a good sword! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:15:27 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Star Wars is huge, my brother. We must deal with it. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:15:38 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Did you pitch Del Rey the story or did they pitch you? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:15:43 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Oh hey, it's my dream to write a Star Wars novel. You don't have to convince me. I have to convince Del Rey #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:16:01 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Oh yea, I was enamored of SW. That sensawonda I mentioned? That's the Tantive IV coming onscreen at beg of ANH. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:16:49 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @AUChief You know, I'll be candid and tell you I haven't read a ton of EU novels. I am ashamed. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:17:42 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: How heavily is research of the Star Wars Expanded Universe required before writing? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:18:02 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht I pitched Del Rey, after making a pest of myself. They were like: Just give him a book so he'll stop bothering us. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:18:48 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Research is extensive, but there are a lot of resources at hand. And a reader doesn’t need (cont) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:19:44 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS to know all that to enjoy the SW novels I’ve written. Or so I tell myself. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:19:56 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp You’ve written three books in that universe. Crosscurrent, Deceived and Riptide which comes out this summer, right? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:20:11 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Correcto! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:20:29 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Riptide is a sequel to Crosscurrent? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:20:49 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS It is. RIPTIDE begins almost immediately after the end of CROSSCURRENT. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:21:06 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Tell us about the setting of those two tales? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:21:12 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp You flash back and forth between two eras in the EU, right? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:21:32 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @bryanthomass Both are set in a time roughly equal to the present of the SW universe (which is 40 or so years post movies)(cont). #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:22:06 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS The stories are self-contained and take place largely in an area of the galaxy called The Unknown Regions (cont) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:22:25 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp So, like Deceived, they work pretty much with original characters? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:22:54 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Both feature the Jedi Jaden Korr and his salvager/spacer companions, Khedryn and Marr. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:23:01 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Deceived, on the other hand, is tied into the new Old Republic Multiplayer Online game world, correct? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:23:15 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Indeed. All original characters (though Jaden was the avatar in the old Jedi Academy game). #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:23:43 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: None of the characters in Deceived were familiar to me, yet I found the book captured me as much as any other Star Wars book #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:23:47 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp And that amazed me because I've read several, all with the traditional cast. It was very well done. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:24:04 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I'm really glad to hear that. I think DECEIVED's emotional punch has resonated with readers. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:24:31 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Thank you kindly. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:24:44 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Darth Malgus is a very complicated antagonist. In fact, at times he’s more sympathetic than the Jedi chasing him. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:25:12 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: I think you really built three dimensional characters which makes a big difference in resonance with readers (cont) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:25:44 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @Bryanthomass The goal with Malgus was to make him clearly bad, but compelling and worthy of a reader’s respect even so. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:25:56 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: and is essential when working with all new characters and an audience with a connection to the EU #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:26:02 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS True of all fiction, I'd say. You can't care if you don't care, as they say. You know, THEY say that. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:26:29 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Did you base the characters at all on other characters you liked from the saga? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:26:39 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp True, yes. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:26:46 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Not really. I try to stay away from them. But those archetypes are so ingrained, any character on the edge (cont) #sfwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:27:28 +0000 2011)
Brandon_Whaley: @Paulskemp @Bryanthomass I agree. In the end, I was pulling for Malgus, which confused me ;) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:27:51 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: What’s the trick to capturing the right feel? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:28:06 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht of the law is invariably “like Han,” and Jedi are always likened to Obi-Wan/Luke. No getting away from it (cont) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:28:16 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht It’s a testament to the power of those characters that others are measured against them. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:28:45 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp yes, no getting away from it, which makes it all the more impressive your characters still feel so unique #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:28:51 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Brandon_Whaley Exactly. I was until his final act of self-control... #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:29:34 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht "Feel" is tough. Star Wars is mythmaking. It’s about the Hero’s Journey –rise, fall, redemption. There's lots (cont) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:29:38 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht of ways to explore the Hero's Journey, and I think a SW novel must do so or lose that "feel." #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:30:26 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: @Paulskemp So you weren't reading Zahn or Anderson while you wrote it to get the "feel" by osmosis then? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:30:31 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @Brandon_Whaley That really pleases me to hear. I wanted readers to be conflicted about him. Same with Zeerid. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:31:06 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Well, giving both of them supporting characters they really cared about made a big difference for reader connection #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:31:51 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht I wasn't alas, though maybe I should. I don't want to emulate anyone, exactly. I just want to write "Kemp doing SW. "#sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:31:56 +0000 2011)
Brandon_Whaley: @BryanThomasS Ha, yeah. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:31:58 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Kemp doing Star Wars is some fine Star Wars! Congrats! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:32:23 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: How long does it take you to write a tie in book? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:32:30 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Thanks, brother. I'm having a lot of fun and SW readers are awesome. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:32:58 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Any plans to put out an original novel, such as the one you pitched WotC with? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:33:17 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Takes me about the same time to write tie-in or non-tie in. Approx six months, give or take a few weeks. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:33:24 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Indeed. My agent is shopping an original S&S novel and things look promising with a pub I'd love to work with. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:33:54 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Awesome! Good luck! Are you able to give us any hints to what it's about yet beyond S&S? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:35:01 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Not too much. It's heavily inspired by Leiber, with a dash of Lovecraft. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:35:35 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: What exciting projects do you have coming up for us to look forward to? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:35:42 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Pretty mysterious and cryptic for a guy who tweets in the nude. (just kidding, earlier joke folks) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:36:05 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Lots of things. Next Cale Saga trilogy opens in 2012 with Godborn.Hardcover Star Wars duology starting in 2012 (cont). #sfwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:36:26 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS And the S&S novel I mentioned (here's hoping, anyway). #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:36:52 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I opted not to go nude. Went with the Gimp suit instead. Yeehaw. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:37:14 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Do you get any guff from your fellow lawyers about writing SF on off time? Or are they impressed? #sffwrtcht (depends if they're fans?) (Thu Apr 28 01:37:53 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I tell you if could, but then I'd have to Force Choke you. Seriously, Del Rey/Lucasfilm is serious about NDAs. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:38:00 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp I think I speak for all of us when I say: we're grateful #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:38:05 +0000 2011)
AUChief: R@Paulskemp nothing to be ashamed of...I somehow doubt Tim Zahn, father of the modern EU has read many. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:38:05 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Oh, ok. Sorry. I forget about that. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:38:23 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht I try to keep the two lives more or less separate. Those in my day job who do know think its very cool. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:38:33 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp You mean SW verbage never accidentally slipped into a legal contract? The anti-lightsaber clause? No? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:39:07 +0000 2011)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp When do you find time to write with your day job and the cute boys in your profile pic? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:39:16 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I am the King of Typos! Long may I reign. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:39:24 +0000 2011)
AUChief: @Paulskemp do you have a favorite book, author, or series of novels? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:39:33 +0000 2011)
Brandon_Whaley: @Paulskemp I really loved Z-man! Poor guy. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:39:37 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @AUChief Great question! Thanks for joining us! Paul, who are some of your fav writers/mentors? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:40:08 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg I juggle like a mofo. :-) More seriously, I think we make time for things we love. For me, family, job, writing. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:40:10 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Brandon_Whaley I can see all kinds of other adventures with all three of them, actually #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:40:57 +0000 2011)
john_zeleznik: Hello. Two chats tonight. I'll try to keep them straight. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:41:14 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Feel free to jump in with questions. 20 min still in #sffwrtcht with @Paulskemp (Thu Apr 28 01:41:26 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @john_zeleznik Welcome. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:41:34 +0000 2011)
Jaleta_Clegg: RT @sffwrtcht: Feel free to jump in with questions. 20 min still in #sffwrtcht with @Paulskemp (Thu Apr 28 01:41:50 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I could see revisiting Aryn and Z-man sometime. More interested in doing Malgus again, though. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:42:27 +0000 2011)
john_zeleznik: How does tie-in work work with agents? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:43:16 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Favorite writers: Moorcock, Leiber, Chabon, Delilo. Mentors: Salvatore and Ed #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:43:23 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Do you have interest in writing ties in with other franchises? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:43:58 +0000 2011)
Wyld_Dandelyon: RT @Paulskemp @BryanThomasS I am the King of Typos! Long may I reign. #sffwrtcht <----LOL You can have the title! (Thu Apr 28 01:44:08 +0000 2011)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp Your list of authors includes a lot of the ones I like. I'm going to have to check out your work. Any suggestions? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:44:22 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @john_zeleznik Same as non-tie in, as far as I've seen. Do you have something particular in mind? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:44:33 +0000 2011)
kaolinfire: @Paulskemp geekcheck: have you read the TSR Forgotten Realms comics? :) Or the other TSR comics? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:44:38 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Paul also had a nice story in an antho called "Sails & Sorcery" which I reviewed for Tangent Online a while back. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:44:42 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Do you still play D&D regularly? Is there time? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:44:58 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg The Erevis Cale Omnibus or Shadowbred (both are sword and sorcery). #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:45:11 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Wyld_Dandelyon Meh, you know you're jealous... #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:45:15 +0000 2011)
john_zeleznik: @Paulskemp Don't have an agent yet, a couple are looking at MY MS...but I've always wanted to write a WOTC or SW novel. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:45:39 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht It's more off and on with the gaming. Lots of off lately. Lots of my buds travel. This homey does not fly. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:45:42 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: @brandon_Whaley @Jaleta_Clegg @Wyld_Dandelyon Glad to have you with us tonight. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:46:09 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @john_zeleznik When you land the agent, talk to them about it. They may have a contact there or can at least query. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:46:13 +0000 2011)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp Thanks for the titles. Most of my kids read S&S, too. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:46:52 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @john_zeleznik You can compete with me on the SW... it's a goal/dream here too! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:46:55 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @kaolinfire I did read the old FR comic way, way back in the day. Keeping the geek card? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:47:07 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Which Star Wars movie was your favorite? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:47:33 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I'm careful about that (other franchises) these days. Only ones I love. Warhammer is something I'll do one day. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:47:51 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Empire was my favorite, but my favorite scene is Obi-Wan and Anakin at end of Revenge. McGregor rocks that scene. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:48:31 +0000 2011)
AwayInDreaming: FR-specific, but any hints on what can we expect from "The Cycle of the Night"? From the snippets, Vasen seems really interesting #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:48:33 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS "You were my brother, Anakin!" Love that. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:48:50 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Me too! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:49:01 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @AwayInDreaming Thanks for joining us tonight! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:49:20 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @AwayInDreaming Lots of Vasen Cale. Some Riven. Brennus and Rivalen. And the long con starting to show through. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:49:31 +0000 2011)
john_zeleznik: Really? Come on..Empire guys! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:49:37 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Have you done any collaborating with other writers? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:49:37 +0000 2011)
AwayInDreaming: @BryanThomasS Most welcome! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:50:03 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @john_zeleznik @Paulskemp I love Empire but nothing captures the feeling I had first seeing A New Hope. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:50:13 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS When I did War of the Spider queen, I collaborated with RA Salv. and the writers of the other novels in series. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:50:28 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: It's when storytelling and the movies truly came to life for me in a new way. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:50:45 +0000 2011)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @BryanThomasS Oh, I know where I stand on typos! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:50:56 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Do you outline your books in advance? Let them unfold as they come? Do character sketches? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:51:23 +0000 2011)
john_zeleznik: @BryanThomasS @Paulskemp Agreed. But Empire was just brutal and brilliant. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:51:35 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I do fairly detailed outlines and more or less psych profiles of the characters. I deviate as necessary. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:51:55 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Do you read pages out loud at some point? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:52:19 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS The outline helps a lot because I almost always write out of sequence. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:52:23 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: With NDAs are you allowed to use beta readers or is it straight to @DelReySpectra ? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:52:46 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I've never read anything out loud and I've never gone back and reread any of my novels, cover to cover. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:52:51 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Interesting. Out of sequence as things occur to you or to give you elements from key scenes to build off of in others? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:53:12 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS I'll check pertinent sections when I need this or that fact/continuity issue, but that's it for a reread. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:53:23 +0000 2011)
john_zeleznik: What's the hardest part about fitting your sensibilities into someone else's sandbox, so to speak? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:53:31 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Out of sequence because I'll write according to my mood or as inspiration strikes. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:54:01 +0000 2011)
AwayInDreaming: I find that really interesting. Is there any major reason why you never read your own work in full? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:54:25 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @BryanThomasS Some days I feel inspired to write action, or I imagine the end scene's details on drive. I then write that. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:54:53 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: #sffwrtcht with Kevin J. Anderson has been expanded for new answers to previously unanswered ?s (Thu Apr 28 01:54:56 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: #sffwrtcht with Kevin J. Anderson has been expanded for new answers to previously unanswered ?s (Thu Apr 28 01:54:57 +0000 2011)
kaolinfire: @Paulskemp yeah, you keep the card ;) #sffwrtcht You keep name-dropping RA Salvatore. [loved War of the Spider queen]. How did you connect? (Thu Apr 28 01:55:21 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Interesting. I haven't met anyone who writes that way but I'm sure there are others. I'd get all mixed up. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:55:22 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @AwayInDreaming Not entirely sure, to be honest. It's just behind me and I leave it there. A bit weird, I know. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:55:34 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Get those final #sffwrtcht questions in for @Paulskemp 5 min. (Thu Apr 28 01:55:55 +0000 2011)
Wyld_Dandelyon: @Paulskemp #sffwrtcht Writing out of sequence is sometimes crazy-making, or at least extra-rewrite-making! (Thu Apr 28 01:56:12 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @kaolinfire We both wrote in the REalms. We worked together on Spider Queen, chatted at cons, we're of the same age, etc. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:56:13 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Where can we find you online besides www.paulskemp.comand @paulskemp here on Twitter? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:56:40 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @john_zeleznik Varies with the property. I've been lucky and haven't felt much in the way of constraint with SW or FR. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:57:01 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: Click & to read excerpts frm my debut novel “The Worker Prince,” arriving in August #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:57:04 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @john_zeleznik But I some properties have pretty stringent creative constraints. I would not want to write for those. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:57:23 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht Other than those places, I'm also on Facebook under Paul S. Kemp. Find me! I'm occasionally amusing. And I juggle! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:58:01 +0000 2011)
Jaleta_Clegg: @Paulskemp What cons are your favorites to attend? #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:58:23 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @AwayInDreaming I mean I don't reread it once it's published. I edit it like crazy. But when it's a book, it's dead to me. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:58:34 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Probably healthy to move on and not keep wondering how you could have made them better like many do #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:59:08 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @Jaleta_Clegg I'm not a big congoer because of my young sons and day job. If I attend one in a year, it's a busy year. #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 01:59:25 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: The transcript for tonight will be on the blog shortly or you can capture it here: #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 02:00:04 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht I command that you not fix my typos, as I am King of the Typos! :-) #sfwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 02:00:37 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: 5/5 @louanders (special Thursday) of @Pyr_Books 5/11 @sfsignal 5/18 @Nnedi #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 02:00:39 +0000 2011)
Paulskemp: @sffwrtcht I keed, I keed because I lof. Please fix my typos. :-) #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 02:00:57 +0000 2011)
BryanThomasS: @Paulskemp Thanks so much for taking time to be with us on #sffwrtcht tonight! Please come back any time! (Thu Apr 28 02:01:00 +0000 2011)
Jaleta_Clegg: #sffwrtcht Thanks for a great chat. Nice meeting you, @paulskemp I'm looking forward to reading your books. (Thu Apr 28 02:01:33 +0000 2011)
sffwrtcht: Thanks all for joining us! See you next Thursday! #sffwrtcht (Thu Apr 28 02:01:58 +0000 2011)



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