There’s a Bimbo on the Cover Verse 6: There’s a Blurb on the Cover
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Verse 6: There’s a blurb on the backside of the book. There’s a blurb on the backside of the book. There’s one story on the cover; inside the book’s another. There’s a blurb on the backside of the book. Blurbage … Continue reading

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A Duel of Words: Action and Dialogue Part 2
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Good action, like good dialogue, moves. It’s not easy to write, in part because the writer is dealing with time—specifically, the time it takes for the reader to read the words, make sense of them, and visualize what they’re saying. Given … Continue reading

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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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Official SQUEEEEEE!! for THE LAST JEDI

It is now official and we are allowed to trumpet the news that Book View Café author Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff and co-author Michael Reaves have had their newly released novel, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI hit the New York Times … Continue reading

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Padawan’s Journal #47: Snoopy Dancing at the Prom

I was an ugly duckling. The oafish, bespectacled, metal?mouthed character who sat in the back of the classroom drawing Star Trek inspired comic books with talking animals and who was the last person chosen for any sports team (until I … 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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Padawan’s Journal #44: Squeeee!

Monday, I think it was, I got a ping from my friend Bryan and the Star Wars fan site Knight’s Archive saying, “You’re aware, aren’t you, that the cover of your upcoming novel, THE LAST JEDI was just revealed at Comic … Continue reading

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A Padawan’s Journal #43: George McFly, a Box of Books, and Me

I’ve written a couple of blogs on when IT becomes real. The book, that is. The truth is that a book’s reality evolves, kind of like a child’s reality. Having given birth to both books and children, I can vouch … 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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