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I’ve never done anything like this before: You can read my new epic fantasy SPINE OF THE DRAGON *as I write it*.
I’m giving unprecedented access to my fans and to aspiring writers who want a deep inside look at the process of creating a novel. As a special Sneak Preview, I will grant subscribers access to my first-draft chapters, one at a time, as I write them. For $30, about the price you’d pay for the published hardcover, you will read each chapter as it comes back from the typist, and you can also participate in a forum discussion as the book develops, where I will interact directly with readers and talk about the changes I am making.
At a higher level ($150) VIP All-Access Subscribers will have access not only to the draft chapters and the forum, but also my raw audio files each day as I dictate new chapters, whether out on the trail, up in the snow, in the rain, or in the car. No one else has heard this work until the typist gets it. As an early VIP supporter, I will include your name in the acknowledgments of the book and send you a signed copy once it’s published.
I’ve never done anything like this before, and it feels like walking on a tightrope in my underwear. But you’ll get to see exactly how my process works…and fans will be able to read Spine of the Dragon a full year or more before it’s published.
When you sign up, I will send you the link and password to the private page. At present, I have 55 of the audio files up, and 35 of the draft text chapters, so you’ll be able to get a good start. I hope you enjoy the story. http://www.wordfire.com/?page_id=53941
Some lives can be summed up in a sentence or two. Other lives are epics.
And some graphic novels are really epic.
I am pleased to announce the full graphic novel adaptation of CLOCKWORK LIVES, our companion novel to CLOCKWORK ANGELS. The publisher will be Insight Editions, who have produced some exceptionally fine books—and LIVES needs to be a lavish, impressive book (and not just because Neil Peart says so).
Insight’s Senior Editor Mark Irwin has always been a huge Rush fan (and in fact that’s how I got to know him years ago). He sees this as the perfect opportunity for us to work together. I will be writing the full script with input from Neil. We don’t have the artist(s) chosen yet.
CLOCKWORK LIVES is a very personal story to me, sort of a steampunk Canterbury Tales featuring many of the best-loved characters from CLOCKWORK ANGELS, but it has a terrific story of it’s own. The book won the Colorado Book Award, but more importantly Neil told me he feels this is the best work I have ever done.
Obviously, it needed to be a graphic novel. I’ll start working on the full script in the next month. Stay tuned for more information. (In the meantime, you can read the novel, or the unabridged audiobook.)