J.W. Golan

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My first attempt at writing a Fantasy novel occurred decades ago - when I was still a student in high school. To say that the resulting book was awful would be too kind, and it was disposed of soon afterwards. From that experience, however, I gained a better appreciation for the elements that would be needed to produce a successful novel - including the persistence to see such an undertaking to its conclusion.

In the intervening years, life happened: university, jobs, marriage, kids. I never completely ceased writing, but I also had neither the time nor motivation to launch another novel. I did, however, have a non-fiction book (a history text - some 400+ pages, hardbound) that I gradually polished and rounded out - which was eventually publ

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What I have experienced, however, are times when I didn't like how a particular chapter or scene or plot element was evolving - and needed to make a change. Sometimes, there would be an initial hesitancy to discard what I had already written. It's always easier to evolve a scene than it is to discard and redo it. But sometimes that's what has to be done.(less)
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Second Draft for Book 4 Complete

 I've finally completed editing the second draft to Book 4 of the Stormfall Chronicles. Between the first and second draft, the total word count has grown from 78,000 to 106,000 words.

This is similar to the word count for Book 2 at this same point in the editing process, which went from 74,000 to 105,000 words between the first and second draft. Book 2 totaled some 121,000 words by the time the fi

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Storm's Gate by J.W. Golan
"This is the 1st book I've read written by J.W. Golan; he has done a great job at writing a good book; I will definitely be reading more of his books.

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Storm's Gate by J.W. Golan
"This definitely grabs your attention from the outset. I've enjoyed following Lynette, Baxter and Eirlon over the last two books, and getting to continue their adventures with them has been a delight. I think to really appreciate the full depth of the" Read more of this review »
Storm's Clouds by J.W. Golan
"Storm’s Clouds is an exciting new installment in the series. Bringing back beloved characters, you’re swept along as Lynette faces her latest challenges. Continuing the standards set in book one, the reader is quickly transported to a world where mag" Read more of this review »
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