Bryan Young




Rob
Rob
55 books | 89 friends

Rhett B...
62 books | 774 friends

Jason H...
607 books | 214 friends

Cassidy...
92 books | 50 friends

Dylan H
275 books | 85 friends

Ben Pon...
29 books | 8 friends

Tony Fa...
356 books | 1,156 friends

Jonatha...
215 books | 1,858 friends

More friends…



Bryan Young

Goodreads Author


Born
in The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
June 2007


Bryan Young works across many different media. As an author, he's written the bestselling comedic novel Lost at the Con, the critically acclaimed sci-fi adventure Operation: Montauk, the sci-fi western The Serpent's Head, and the alt-history WWI novel The Aeronaut. His latest non-fiction book is the bestselling Children's Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination. As a film producer, his last two films were released by The Disinformation Company and were called “filmmaking gold” by The New York Times. He’s also published comic books with Slave Labor Graphics and Image Comics. He’s a contributor for the Huffington Post, StarWars.Com, Star Wars Insider and the founder and editor in chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robo ...more

To ask Bryan Young questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Bryan Young I think both contribute to pace. A book with more succinct sentences will tend to take you through more of the story and more ideas in a quicker…moreI think both contribute to pace. A book with more succinct sentences will tend to take you through more of the story and more ideas in a quicker fashion, but that's not the right pace for every story. For Breakfast of Champions or The End of the Affair, it's difficult to say I'd want a more "long-winded" bit of prose, but take Michael Chabon's Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay or Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle and I wouldn't want the longer prose to be any different.

I don't have a conscious preference between the two, though I tend to subconsciously gravitate to the shorter and more sparse, but have no aversions to the more long winded prose. It is so dependent on the story and the characters and the mood being evoked.

When you read something in that sparse style, I think when you're done you tend to focus on the overall story, like a movie, but in that longer story it draws out smaller moments and that's what you're left to digest.

I think...(less)
Bryan Young I'll do entire panels on this at conventions, but I think the main thing is to keep writing no matter what. If you're stuck on one particular story,…moreI'll do entire panels on this at conventions, but I think the main thing is to keep writing no matter what. If you're stuck on one particular story, switch to a different story until you figure out what the block is. In other cases, it comes from a needed change in medium. Instead of working on your computer, switch to your notebook for a while. Or a typewriter.

My other favorite quote about video games comes from Brian K. Vaughan: "Writer's block" is just another word for video games. If you want to be a writer, get writing, you lazy bastards."(less)
Average rating: 3.98 · 715 ratings · 166 reviews · 53 distinct works · Similar authors
Lost at the Con

3.66 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Children's Illustrated Hi...

by
4.43 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Operation: Montauk

3.89 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Man Against the Future: 17 ...

3.89 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Aeronaut

3.96 avg rating — 26 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Serpent's Head

3.83 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

3.82 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Whiskey Doctor

4.09 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Colossus

4.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Escape Vector: And Other St...

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Bryan Young…


I'm in the midst of making my short film, which started as a story I wrote on my own. We've completed principal photography. I'm in the editing room and it looks like we were able to capture everything we needed. But in order for me to do that, I had to trust a lot of people with my story and my vision. I created the story, yes, but I had readers look at it and had them give me notes for revis... Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on May 02, 2017 16:14 • 3 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Rebel Rising
Bryan Young is currently reading
by Beth Revis (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Bryan’s Recent Updates

Bryan Young rated a book it was amazing
Thor Visionaries by Walter Simonson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bryan Young rated a book it was amazing
Star Wars by Greg Rucka
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bryan Young rated a book it was amazing
Thor Visionaries by Walter Simonson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bryan Young is currently reading
Star Wars by Greg Rucka
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bryan Young is currently reading
Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
Rebel Rising (Star Wars)
by Beth Revis (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bryan Young rated a book it was amazing
Star Wars by Timothy Zahn
Star Wars: Thrawn
by Timothy Zahn (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bryan Young rated a book really liked it
Han Solo by Marjorie M. Liu
Han Solo
by Marjorie M. Liu (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bryan Young rated a book really liked it
Duma Key by Stephen King
Duma Key
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bryan Young is currently reading
Star Wars by Timothy Zahn
Star Wars: Thrawn
by Timothy Zahn (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bryan Young is on page 550 of 769 of Duma Key
Duma Key by Stephen King
Duma Key
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
progress: 
 
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Bryan's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

Groucho Marx
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Groucho Marx

50477 Q&A with Bryan Young — 12 members — last activity Jun 27, 2011 03:45PM
...June 27, 2011 to July 27, 2011...
25350 THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB — 6971 members — last activity 2 hours, 34 min ago
ALL GENRE COMMUNITY OF BOOK LOVERS-Perfect for those interested in good books of any genre, film and lively discussion!-(300 PLUS DISCUSSION TOPICS)fr ...more
120244 Ask Athena's Daughters: Strong Female Characters For Today's Readers — 145 members — last activity Oct 23, 2014 03:38PM
The authors of the Athena's Daughters anthology talk about writing strong female characters for today's readers. Lots of authors, lots of opinions--wa ...more
25x33 Superhero Writers — 101 members — last activity 3 hours, 17 min ago
A group for people who write stories about superheroes, supervillains, masked vigilantes, and so on in any medium, or even people mildly curious about ...more
130204 Monkeying Around for a Good Cause — 38 members — last activity Mar 18, 2014 05:32PM
30 core authors and more than 30 stretch goal authors/artists/musicians have teamed up to help award-winning author CJ Henderson with the medical expe ...more
More of Bryan’s groups…



No comments have been added yet.