A Padawan’s Journal #49: Reality Informs Fiction
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Every once in a while, even in the world of media tie-ins, I get to field questions that go beyond the expected “Do you like writing Star Wars novels?” “Which character is the most fun to write?” I did several … Continue reading

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Padawan’s Journal #45: Writing Non-Human Characters or I Fell in Love with a Droid

I often get asked which character in a book was the hardest, easiest, or most fun to write. Some writers say they hate answering those questions. I enjoy them. When it comes to the Star Wars novels that Michael Reaves … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal #42: The Power of the Force

As many of you know, I’m working on a new Star Wars novel. The untitled fourth volume in the Coruscant Nights series. I can’t tell you much about it, except that it’s going to be a long read and that … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal, Entry #7: People Are Talking

When you write a Star Wars novel, people take note. Lots of people. In lots of different places both real and virtual. The bookstores take note  ‘cause that’s their business. Star Wars novels have a built-in readership and a shelf … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal, Entry #2: Pitching Light Speed Fastballs

I’ve been asked if anybody can pitch for the Star Wars team. The answer is “no.” You gotta be drafted (or be a Padawan with a really powerful Jedi Master). 🙂 I’d like to say a word about my Jedi … Continue reading

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