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Writing Out of Order

by Susan Dennard

Do you write chronologically? Or are you prone to writing whatever scene strikes your fancy? Do you skip around, hop ahead, circle back? Or are you inclined to move from scene 1 to scene 2 to 3 and beyond?

I always thought I was a chronological writer. I mean, I sit down and write what 1) I have listed on my outline, or 2) what I feel ought to come next. I follow my emotional dominoes as best I can, and in attempt to give every scene a cookie, I write lots of action and lots of arguing.

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The Rising by Jon Land and Heather Graham

The Ten Best Pop Culture Pairings

by Jon Land and Heather Graham

When Heather Graham and Jon Land decided to team up to write The Rising for Tor, they had no idea how the process would work or how well they would mesh. But their collaborative effort proved seamless, to the point where neither is exactly sure who was responsible for what in the finished product. As Jon recalls, "It got so we could finish each other's sentences." With that in mind, and to celebrate the book's publication, Heather and Jon have assembled a list of the best pairings in the history of film and pop culture in general. See what you think and then chime in on what else should make the list.

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Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer

8 Great Forest-y Books of the Fantastic

by Thoraiya Dyer

Give me your Fangorns and your Lothloriens, your Green Hearts and your Elvandars.

Evoke your Haunted Forest Beyond the Wall complete with creepy weirwoods, your Steddings and your Avendesoras. Send me pleasant dreams about Totoro’s Japanese Camphor and the Forest Spirit’s kodama-filled canopy.

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On the Road: Author Events in January

Author Events

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in January! Once a month, we collect info about all of our upcoming author events. Check and see who’ll be coming to a city near you.

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