William Thomas Maxwell

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Bill Maxwell is a third-generation Southern Californian, the grandson of acclaimed screenwriter Ernest Pagano and actress Norma Drew. He is also the great-grandson of the vice-president of the Santa-Fe railroad something that might seem like a minor brag point, if you haven't read the history of what civilization did to the local California tribes (looking at you, vineyard owners...)

His first official job was adapting Raymond Feist’s award winning Riftwar universe to a video game (Return to Krondor). He has built story, dialogue and content for Star Trek products (including Star Trek: Starfleet Academy) and worked on numerous roleplaying products for companies like Mattel, Sony, White Wolf, Last Unicorn, White Moon and Holistic Design.

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William Thomas Maxwell It's funny; I spent a lot of time going past Valentine's day trying to remember who stood out for me. And the answer consistently surprised me. The…moreIt's funny; I spent a lot of time going past Valentine's day trying to remember who stood out for me. And the answer consistently surprised me. The first couple I can remember that had an impact on me was Lessa and her dragon, Ramoth. It was the way it was presented; intimate but not sexual. Nurturing and powerful. It sparked passion in other parts of her life, shaping her relationship with F'lar but it remained her single most important defining relationship and the one that lasted a lifetime.

Since Anne McCaffrey's Pern, there have been a number of others. Neil Gaiman's different takes on family and love and friendship always warm my heart (or scare me; sometimes it's hard to tell the difference). Dresden and his goddaughter -- and her parents, later in the series when they became more developed -- showed a great side of family.

If you can't tell, my favorite couples aren't necessarily about romance. But they are always about love.(less)
William Thomas Maxwell The first thing I tend to do is jump to another project, let the one that's blocking me stew for a bit. That makes me look like a magpie sometimes,…moreThe first thing I tend to do is jump to another project, let the one that's blocking me stew for a bit. That makes me look like a magpie sometimes, especially if the block's bad but I'm okay with that.

If that's not working, I go looking for strange experiences: sweat lodges, goth clubs, museums, beaches, solitary walks in the woods, creepy haunted locations, good restaurants. I watch people and keep my ears and eyes open. Drama or inspiration then just seems to find me.(less)
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Once upon a time, A fierce goddess creates the land and her daughters show that women are the passionate core of a thriving culture. A couple of men are needed to keep that going, as long as they understand their worth. For generations, their descendants and the primal forces that would keep the land empty […] Read more of this blog post »
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