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James Barclay

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James Barclay Truthfully? Everything about the job, even the crap parts. That's because I've wanted to be an author since I was 11 years old and to be one is a drea…moreTruthfully? Everything about the job, even the crap parts. That's because I've wanted to be an author since I was 11 years old and to be one is a dream come true. Same as my acting work - getting paid to do what you love, to share great passions with an audience, is simply wonderful.(less)
James Barclay Normally I don't know the answer to this question but for Heart of Granite, it's easy. I was playing with my, then, three year old son in a hotel room…moreNormally I don't know the answer to this question but for Heart of Granite, it's easy. I was playing with my, then, three year old son in a hotel room in Flims, Switzerland. We were playing using a foldaway airport map and a few toys. I landed planes and drove baggage carts etc, doing all the normal stuff. He, wit ha low boredom threshold, picked up a dragon figure and landed it on the runway. 'Ooo,' I thought. 'Commercial dragon flights.' And from that little seed came Heart of Granite. A book with no commercial dragon flights :) but that's evolution of an idea for you. Cheers, James(less)
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Where do you get your ideas from?

Sometimes out of the mouths, well hands, of babes and sucklings it seems…

It’s a question many writers dread and I think it’s because it’s so hard to give any sort of concrete answer. Mostly. I mean, they come from anywhere and everywhere. They pop into your head unbidden (inspired by something you’ve seen or heard whether consciously or not, most likely) and then refuse to budge until you’ve exami Read more of this blog post »
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“It isn't funny," said Ben. "I just don't like open water. Not to swim in."
Yron crooked a finger and reluctantly Ben waded out the yard or so to him and the log.
"I'll let you into a secret," said Yron. "You won't need to swim."
"No?" Ben's face brightened.
"No. When the croc grabs you, you don't get the chance.”
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“We have knowledge. We have to do something." His first punched the hair. "Who is with me!"
Noone of the moved so much as a muscle.”
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“So, you can sort it?" Hirad's whisper was gruff. "Our elven friends are getting nervous about rapidly closing patrolmen and I'm getting old.”
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James Barclay Hi Lucinda,

Thank you so much for those kind words. It means a massive amount to know people like you enjoy my work so much, and that knowledge really helps when the days of drafting are dark and progress is slow...

Keep on reading
James


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