Category Archives: Masters of Storytelling

“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”
-Michael Jackson

Masters of Storytelling: Terry Pratchett

I’ve actually never finished a novel written by Terry Pratchett. Somehow, life always gets in the way, so I’ve never gotten past the earlier parts of his novels before having to put it down. Jingo, Feet of Clay, Wyrd Sisters, … Continue reading

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Masters of Storytelling: David and Leigh Eddings

David and Leigh Eddings were a fantasy writing couple, the married co-authors of several successful series. While Leigh Eddings is uncredited in many of the early works, she is credited in their later works, and the spousal partnership was referred … Continue reading

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Masters of Storytelling: C.S. Lewis

I’m at it again! 😉 I figure if I’m going to comment on one of fantasy’s grandfathers, I should comment on the other as well. Tolkien created Middle-Earth, while C.S. Lewis created Narnia, and their “kids” reproduced and gave us … Continue reading

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Masters of Storytelling: J.R.R. Tolkien

Oh, yes. I am. I am posting an entry about the grandfather of fantasy himself: J.R.R. Tolkien! Flying too close to the sun, you say? Eh, I prefer to think of it as digging deep, reaching the roots of a … Continue reading

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Masters of Storytelling: George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin (hmmm, double R’s, like J.R.R. Tolkien…) is best known for his series of novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, which are being converted into the HBO show, Game of Thrones. When I first heard about A … Continue reading

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Masters of Storytelling: Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan is a well-known name in the fantasy world. He authored most of The Wheel of Time series, only failing to complete the project when he died. He outlined the plot Brandon Sanderson used to finish the work, and … Continue reading

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Masters of Storytelling: Howard Taylor

In this second installment of my Masters of Storytelling series, I am deviating straight away from books, and moving to comics. Not what most people think of when they think of masterful storytelling, but a comic is the combining of … Continue reading

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Masters of Storytelling: Brandon Sanderson

For my first installment of “Masters of Storytelling” I am going straight to the top and talking about the single author I, personally, consider to be not simply a master, but the master of our times: Brandon Sanderson. He finished … Continue reading

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