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Bryan Young works across many different mediums. As a film producer, his last two films (“This Divided State” and “Killer at Large”) 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 and the founder and editor in chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot!


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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.

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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)
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So, I've been told I need to be vlogging, in addition to the sparse blogging I'm doing on this place. And I need to do a better job of giving you all what you want. I think what you want is to hear about what I'm working on and why and how, but also about writing in general.

The Vlog aspect will essentially me being answering your questions about your writing and my work, but to kick that off, I... Read more of this blog post »
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