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A Post About Research and Writing

Today’s post can be found at http://magicalwords.net, the group blog on the business and craft of writing fantasy that I maintain with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, and C. E. Murphy. The post is called “Research and the Writer” and it’s about balancing the need to do research for our books and the need simply to write. I hope you enjoy it.

Oh, and by the way, there’s a new contest up on my website: http://www.DavidBCoe.com. Visit the site and maybe you’ll win a signed book!

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hedwig_snowy
Nov. 9th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
Couple questions...

"pitched as Harry Dresden meets Sam Adams"

Huh? :) A wizard PI in Revolutionary Boston? Any trolls? ;)

Congrats on selling the book.

"Under his own name, Coe is the author of the Lon Tobyn Chronicle trilogy"

You have books under another name? Runs to look at your web site... Thought I'd read all of your novels... You holding out on us? ;)

One of those who took the 'those who can't, teach' mantra to heart eh? :)
davidbcoe
Nov. 9th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, basically a magical PI. No trolls, though.

Thanks.

Another name other than D.B. Jackson. So far, all my books are under my name; this new series will mark the departure. Not holding out on you at all. Yet...

No, I can teach. I just prefer writing to research and academic politics.
hedwig_snowy
Nov. 9th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
Ah, need to read more thoroughly...

Ok, D.B., if I know you well enough to call you that... why the name change? More Dresden meets Sam Adams...esque?
davidbcoe
Nov. 10th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
It's largely a branding issue. "David B. Coe" writes epic fantasy. This series is a departure from that and needs to be marketed and publicized differently. The name change allows us to take that different approach.
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