This is a wonderful TED Talk from a few years back.
Who is This Guy?
Hi folks, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. That’s going to change. Promise.
First off, Quiznot 2 is moving toward completion. I’m at about 48,000 words now and expect the final product to top out at 65,000 words. I think we’re a month or two away.
Exciting news. New covers are coming for Quiznot 1 and Quiznot 2 (when it’s ready). I have a very talented illustrator working up ideas and I’m sure the final products will be stunning. Why the change? I wonder if the current Quiznot 1 looks too much like a horror novel set at some crumbling mansion. Stay tuned.
That’s it for now.
Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you. – George R.R. Martin
Back in my LEGO Creative Director days, I commissioned Templar Studios in NYC to produce an online game to feature the new LEGO Bionicle toys. Here’s a terrific 30-minute documentary about its production.
It’s a real headache for writers and other creative work that most of the world runs according to a manager’s schedule (with office hours from 9am-5pm peppered with 1/2 hour-long meetings). Creative folk need uninterrupted time.
Visit this link for an insightful take on the dilemma. If you’ve figured this all out, and can still feed a family of 5, send me a note. I’ll be eternally grateful.
I loved this commencement address from Neil Gaiman, one of my heroes. Enjoy.
Catherine Rose Putsche just added a nice review of Quiznot on her blog. Here’s an excerpt:
What a wonderfully crafted story! I was pretty much hooked from the start and look forward to reading more books in this planned trilogy. Russell Stoll has successfully created a thrilling young adult/sci-fi/fantasy book with a likable heroine that the reader can get behind and root for as he is strong, brave and loyal. The only disappointment I had is that I must wait to hear more of Timothy’s adventures and can’t wait to see what they entail. I expect an exciting epic to be awaiting this heroine.
I hear you all. Write faster, Russ.