Thursday, August 10, 2017

My Interview in the Dayton City Paper

The Dayton City Paper interviewed me and author Allison M. Dickson ahead of our appearance for the Second Monday Author event at the Centerville Library.

Here is the article: Off the Shelf: Authors Allison M. Dickson and Terry W. Ervin to visit Centerville

The cover for Relic Hunted was used in the article (and article preview).

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Notes for Today's Writing Effort

One of the things I do is outline novels and novellas, and even short stories. I don't complete detailed 'line by line' or 'action by action' outlines, but major events or plot twists or turns are there. Sometimes I will add dialogue bits or minor descriptions, so that I don't forget them.

Anyway, it helps me keep on track and increases productivity.

This is today's bit of the outline I am working from for my 2nd LitRPG (fantasy) novel effort. The tentative/working Title is Monsters, Maces and Magic: Betrayal. 

Actually this may end up being two or even three days to work from, depending on how much I manage to write.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Book Signing Event at the Amos Public Library in Sidney, Ohio

I will be joining eight other local authors at the Amos Public Library as part of an open house event to celebrate renovations and a new addition. We authors will be talking to readers and signing copies of our books.

Date: August 9, 2017
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Amos Memorial Public Library
230 E. North Street
Sidney, Ohio  45365

Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Influences: Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

Virtually every writer is influenced by what they learned and enjoyed growing up. The movie, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, really captured my attention as a youth.

Heck, if you've read Flank Hawk (and the other novels in the First Civilization's Legacy Series) and have seen this movie, you may recognize that the ogres in my novels are reminiscent of the troglodyte in the film.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Interview with Steven Brust (at Buzzy Mag)

Release Date: October 17, 2017

Came across this interview with Steven Brust. Talks a little about how he writes, collaboration, what's coming up , and the final Vlad Taltos book he is beginning to consider.

Here's a link to the interview, which includes the video version.

Link: Steven Brust Interview -- Author of The Taltos Fantasy Series

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Conan the Destroyer Theme (Orchestra View)

I came across this remake of the Conan the Destroyer theme music, and thought it was interesting to watch the director and musicians recreate the classic music.

Okay 'classic' is what I would call it, maybe not so many others. Still, it's one of my favorite movies--just fun action/adventure.

Unfortruantely, in the trailer, Malak (the thief that accompanies Conan, played by Tracey Walter) is not highlighted. Yet, I think his part adds a lot to the movie.