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Here are the latest posts about Fantasy on Writers Write:

  • George R.R. Martin Writing at His Own Pace Now That HBO Series Has Wrapped Up (2019-08-22): George R.R. Martin says having the HBO series based on his books end is freeing. He says he is now writing at his own pace as he completes the final two books in the series.

  • Nicholas Hoult Plays J.R.R. Tolkien in Biopic (2019-05-06): Nicholas Hoult plays young J.R.R. Tolkien in a new film based on his life as a young man. The film looks at his relations and World War I experience as inspiration for his books.

  • George R.R. Martin Says The Winds of Winter Will Not Be Released in 2018 (2018-04-26): Winter is not coming is the word from author George R.R. Martin. His next novel, The Winds of Winter, will not be coming out this year.

  • Baen Books Launches Baen Fantasy Adventure Award (2014-05-04): Baen Books has launched a short story contest called the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

  • Linda Woolverton Hired to Write Alice in Wonderland Sequel (2012-12-10): Entertainment Weekly reports that screenwriter Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, Maleficent) has been hired to write the sequel to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland.

  • Holly Black Inks Vampire Book Deal (2011-10-07): Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles, announced on her blog that she just inked a book deal for a vampire novel.

  • Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer Talk The Phantom Tollbooth's 50th Anniversary (2011-10-03): 2011 is the 50th anniversary of The Phantom Tollbooth.

  • Vote For The Top-100 Science Fiction, Fantasy Titles at NPR (2011-08-05): NPR has its listeners (and readers) voting on the best 100 science fiction and fantasy books of all time.

  • Stephenie Meyer Talks Writing Breaking Dawn (2011-07-23): Here is a video of Stephenie Meyer discussing Breaking Dawn, the final book in the Twilight Saga.

  • Orbit Starts Selling Short Stories in Ebook Form (2011-04-19): Orbit, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group, has announced its digital short fiction program.

  • Orbit Books Shares Details About 2009 Fantasy Cover Art Trends (2010-08-21): Orbit Books has been running a series of fascinating infographics that reveal fantasy novel cover art trends for 2009.

  • Rhianna Pratchett Talks Writing For Video Games (2009-06-27): Terry Pratchett's daughter Rhianna Pratchett has found success in the video game realm.

  • David Eddings Dies at 77 (2009-06-04): Bestselling fantasy author David Eddings has died at the age of 77.

  • Robert Jordan Dead At the Age of 58 (2007-09-19): Bestselling fantasy author James Oliver "Jim" Rigney Jr.

  • USA Today: Fantasy Comes of Age (2005-11-29): An article in USA Today says that many kids introduced to Harry Potter as young children are now high school teens and they are starting to read adult fantasy novels.

  • Author Chose Oz Over Hitler (2005-11-21): The Associated Press interviews Gregory Maguire, author of the bestselling novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which was the inspiration for the Tony-nominated Broadway musical.

  • John Marco and The Sword of Angels (2005-08-30): 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.

  • The Science of Middle Earth (2005-07-01): Lord of the Rings is often discussed as a perfect fantasy series with magic, fantastic settings and interesting creatures like elves, dragons, hobbits, dwarves and orcs.

  • Elizabeth Kostova and The Historian (2005-06-16): Associated Press journalist Sarah Karush provides an interesting interview with Elizabeth Kostova, author of The Historian (Little, Brown).

  • Lawrence Watt-Evans' Publishing Experiment (2005-05-16): Author Lawrence Watt-Evans is experimenting with offering the next book in his popular Legends of Ethshar series as a serial on his website.