Monthly Archives: August 2013

Future Mormons in Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

A couple of weeks ago, I read and/or listened to Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey. (WhisperSync for Voice, which allows almost seamless transition between reading the Kindle ebook and listening to the Audible.com audiobook, is awesome.)  It’s a … Continue reading

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Ms. Molly Goes to Hollywood: Mormon Women Authors and Filmmakers Represent With “Austenland”

Despite the battering that the film Austenland took with critics (33% at Rotten Tomatoes), my wife Anne and I were determined to go out last week and support the film. Unfortunately, it was a limited release so it wasn’t playing … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, August 17, 2013

This is an abbreviated Week in Review, mainly collecting Austenland movie reviews, and passing on a few news pieces, like more OSC controversy, some SF and comic news, and a preview of Plan-B Theatre’s “Year of Eric Samuelsen”. I am … Continue reading

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The Business Side of Writing: The Return Reserve and What it Means to “Sell” Books

Last month we looked at all the costs that a publisher must take on in order to get a book into print. This month I want to discuss the publisher’s income stream, which comes almost exclusively from selling books, and … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, August 12, 2013

Lots of new short stories, lots of plays at fringe festivals, several straight-to-DVD films released, and more Ender’s Game at #1 on the paperback list. News and blog posts Rachel Ann Nunes reports, “Beloved author Anita Stansfield has Celiac Disease, … Continue reading

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Allowable Exceptions: Struggles with Point of View, Part 2

In our last episode, Jonathan — not content with shrouding his observations in charitable silence (charitable to the readers, I mean) — blathered on about various ways that point of view can be violated. Today, I’m (notice the point of … Continue reading

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