John Marco and The Sword of Angels

Posted on August 30, 2005

The Devil's Armor and Sword of Angels by John Marco

Patricia Kitchen of Newsday has an interesting article about why so many people say they long to write a book, but so few people ever achieve their writing goals. In the article, fantasy author John Marco (The Jackal of Nar) shares his secrets for finding the time to write that first novel.

Marco advises people to hang on to their day jobs. Marco kept going as a technical writer while he was writing his novel.

Marco also says, "It's not about becoming a superstar author. First and foremost, it's about writing, and if you truly want to be a writer, you know that in your heart."

John's new release is The Sword of Angels (DAW), an epic fantasy which follows The Devil's Armor, which not only is a great example of the skillfully-executed, absorbing epic fantasy, but also has a really great cover. Clearly, Marco has exercised some kind of dark Akari magic to get the kind of awesome book covers most fantasy authors could only dream of. You can read our interview with John Marco here. And we really want that wicked-looking armor for Halloween.

Photo: DAW



More from Writers Write


  • James Bennet Resigns as New York Times Editorial Page Editor


  • Melania Trump Reads The Little Rabbit by Nicola Killen for Easter


  • Katy Perry Wins Dark Horse Copyright Case After Federal Judge Overturns Jury Decision


  • London Book Fair Canceled Over Coronavirus


  • Facebook Appears to Target Pinterest with New Hobbi App