Bryan Young

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Bryan Young works across many different media. As an author, he's written the bestselling comedic novel Lost at the Con, the critically acclaimed sci-fi adventure Operation: Montauk, the sci-fi western The Serpent's Head, and the alt-history WWI novel The Aeronaut. His latest non-fiction book is the bestselling Children's Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination. As a film producer, his last two films 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, StarWars.Com, Star Wars Insider and the founder and editor in chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robo ...more

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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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Lost at the Con

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Operation: Montauk

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The Serpent's Head

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God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

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It's been a long time coming, but I think an upgrade to my web presence was long overdue. I began this blog in 2005 and it's served me well over the last 13 years. My goal in those early days was to write a short story every month. Back then, that was the only writing I was doing.

This website, then called "Bryan's Short Story Corner," got me into a regular writing habit. One that I still maint... Read more of this blog post »
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