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Owen Tobias is something of a scholar. Having devoted much of his adult life to teaching scholarly books while reading those that are often the object of scorn among his peers, he decided that it was time to try his hand at writing the kinds of books that he likes, as opposed to those that he ought to like.

Like many writers, he has tried his hand at a wide variety of professions. He has been a teacher, a researcher, a martial arts instructor, a woefully untalented actor, an entrepreneur, a software developer, and a life guard. Owen Tobias has an affinity for German Shepherds. At the moment he has two who keep him rather busy. He lives on the East Coast with his wife and daughters, in a rural part of the country.


One of the most interesting things about writing a fantasy novel is being able to build a world all your own. The best known writers in the field have without exception spent a great deal of time manufacturing worlds that are richly detailed, vibrant, and believable.

Finding the right balance between believability and something different enough from the world we live in, though, can be a bit of... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 18, 2012 19:42 • 51 views • Tags: words, world-building, writing
Average rating: 3.44 · 9 ratings · 3 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Magnus: Storm Building
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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" I enjoyed it immensely, as I did the entirety of the series. It was wonderful to return to mid-world again. The story within a story within a story st ...more"
" I read them in paper form first, then loaned the books (and never got them back, but that's okay, as long as they have a good home).

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" Nate wrote: "I stopped reading at book 10. The story was great, but starting to move more and more slowly. The author spent a lot of time expanding th ...more"
" Arya, far and away. While I appreciate the development that went into Dany, Arya is easier to identify with, and much more believable.

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The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag by Robert A. Heinlein
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Waldo and Magic, Inc by Robert A. Heinlein
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Space Cadet by Robert A. Heinlein
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Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein
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The Man Who Sold the Moon by Robert A. Heinlein
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Ezra Pound
“What thou lovest well remains. The rest is dross.”
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Robert A. Heinlein
“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
Robert A. Heinlein

Mark Twain
“I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”
Mark Twain

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