Yes, I’m speaking in regards to the great saga of the lost fleet. Don’t get me wrong, I love the books, well until recently.
When I first started the series it was fresh, wonderfully enticing, and combined an idea I originally wanted to use. Thankfully he wrote a version of it that was very satisfying.
Now, you’re probably wondering; why isn’t it his greatest? Jack Cambell’s (John G. Hemry) latest book LF:BF:Laviathan drowns the reader in the same long, and recently boring methodical approach to his battles. I mean give the man his credit, it’s vivid, but after 11 novels nothing has changed in that aspect. Frankly it almost felt overwhelming that I skipped a lot of the battle sequences. Why? BlackJack always wins, and some character we “sort of” like, was killed… Ok sometimes I was pretty heart broken at some of my favorites dying. I would have cried if I wasn’t struggling with the over technical termed battles.
This is not me saying the story was awful. No, actually, the story was still exciting and had me wanting to cut to the dramatic scenes, which Jack Cambell still delivers beautifully. (I predicted your ending Sir.)
Now I can’t say I have personally met this man, but I exchanged a few emails with him to discuss parts of his story and where he plans to take it. I’m happy that he hasn’t officially ended the series of either the lost stars or the lost fleet, but I’m not entirely sure when he plans on writing another. His a great writer, captivating Author and wonderful story teller. The man needs a movie deal! I eagerly look forward to his next MSF novel.
Has anyone else read it yet? If so what did you think?
And also, stay tuned!
So I drifted off to check on my ghost writer! The story has come along well. A few touches up here and there will be needed but thus far I enjoyed it.
To me the ending is everything, it is the last thing you leave the readers with. I want to leave you all with either one of two feelings. The first being a modest “wow” factor or the other leaving you upset and craving for more.
Both thoroughly please me! So feel free to express both when needed. EPD the end of January!
Stay tuned tomorrow for what I find to be some of the greatest concepts of writing.
Interesting enough I have decided my brain and probably every other writers brain in the world, acting like a the ancient power hungry Roman Empire.
How do I state something as direct as this? Easy.
The Roman Empire was at one point the center of civilization for their known area (Obviously not the world). It would consume a new lands with a thirst for all its worth. Kind of like me on nights I have chips and salsa for an appetizer before dinner (man that made me hungry). Unlike my narrow victory for food, the Romans would take from these newly conquer their lands, not just their wealth or people but it’s knowledge. Roman had a hunger for knowledge.
Our brain does too. It’s such as adapting a policy you see being done well or not and creating it for yourself. Or one inspired by another.
This happens very often for me due to the vast catalog of growing Novels I have been reading (cough cough) listening too- which means my mind is never short of new creative mental food.
A Moment i am referring too is like this one: I hear a great idea, usually it is used in an average kind of way or not what it is worth. I hate when good ideas are used poorly. Guess what? So did the Romans.
Another thing my mind does like the Romans did, is develop newer/better ideas based off of one small element to an original design. The element is so small that you wouldn’t even be able to tell that your original idea was inspired by another.
Yes I know I’m literally just preaching what everyone already knows and accepts as a general thing in life. I just wanted to share it.
This is a blog after all!
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