Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

A little insight into the writer's process by Robin Hobb

I've been trying to get away from posting a blog entry that just points to another person's blog with no new content or wisdom to add, but this one bears noting.

Robin Hobb, who doesn't post enough for my taste but whose novels are always (or almost always) stellar, talks a bit about her own writing progress.

It's a good, insightful read, and I was pleasantly surprised to find I shared some of the feelings she talks about when going through my own writing.

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Comments (3) -

  • stevent

    9/16/2008 8:21:46 AM | Reply

    I myself am a fan of Robin Hobb. I've only read the first book in the Farseer Trilogy, but I really enjoyed it and plan to finish off the series. Which one of her series is your favorite?

  • scottmarlowe

    9/16/2008 9:59:00 AM | Reply

    The Farseer Trilogy by far, though I have not read the concluding trilogy to that series yet.

    I won't give anything away about the Farseer Trilogy other than to say it's a very bittersweet ending, and well worth your time to read books 2 and 3. Fitz is one of the most sympathetic characters I've ever read, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about him.

  • stevent

    9/17/2008 6:37:38 AM | Reply

    I really enjoyed his character in the first novel, so I'm glad to know the rest of the series is worth reading. Sometimes I start a series but don't finish it until later. I like to read a lot of different authors in the genres of historical fiction and fantasy. I guess the only authors I read consistently are George Martin and Bernard Cornwell. I hop around a good bit, mixing in non-fiction with the fiction as well.