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Matthew Bruce Alexander The advice seems sound, but it is not what I did. I did write a few novels as a child and young adult, so I certainly got my practice in, which is, I…moreThe advice seems sound, but it is not what I did. I did write a few novels as a child and young adult, so I certainly got my practice in, which is, I think, what they are going for.

To be honest, I have written very few short stories. I don't seem to have the knack. Every time I get a story idea that I pursue, it just grows during the planning stage. I don't want to write any throwaway stories, which means developing interesting characters. If I am going to spend the time developing interesting characters, I'm going to want a novel out of it.

I suppose I could write a series of short stories, Poul Anderson style, but I don't seem to have any little ideas. I never read many short stories and I just don't write them.(less)
Matthew Bruce Alexander I have had about a half a dozen readers ask me to write a sequel. I have a basic idea for what it would be and even a title, but right now I have no…moreI have had about a half a dozen readers ask me to write a sequel. I have a basic idea for what it would be and even a title, but right now I have no plans to write it. When I finish my current novel, I already have the next two pretty much prepped for writing, and I am very excited to get started on them. The sequel to Withur We might come after them, or I might get seized by another idea. We'll have to see...

I also have an idea for a prequel to Withur We, about Alistair's time on Kaldis, but that project, if it is ever realized, will be very far off.(less)
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Withur We

4.12 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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The Preferred Observer

4.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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The plot is a lot thinner in this book than in the other Marlowe novels, but it's still done with that Chandler/noir style and I very much enjoyed it.
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The Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
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Kagan's scholarship is tremendous, as is his breadth of knowledge on the subject. His style is generally entertaining, with a very Briti..." Read more of this review »
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The Preferred Observer by Matthew Bruce Alexander
"I greatly admired Mr. Alexander's last novel, but I have to say that this one's even better. The author has really developed as a writer. His command of prose style, of detail, and of structure are really first-rate. The book is very tightly and p..." Read more of this review »
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