I finished my first script for Epic of World Saga yesterday. It took me a little less than two hours to write, which is not as impressive as it sounds. The completed episode should come in at around 10, maybe 12 minutes.
Frances Marion (1918)
Although short, this episode is important for a few reasons. It marks the introduction of my lead character, Hilda, while simultaneously imparting important world-building information and setting up the next entry in the series (the latter of which is a true EoWS rarity, as we normally don’t move things along in chronological order).
Hilda has been living in my brain for nearly a year, so it is incredibly fun to finally free her from those confines and see what she can achieve in her world. I’d like to think she’s off to a fine start. You can find out for yourself when the episode airs in September.
Please indulge me while I veer a bit off-topic. As some of you may already know, in one of my “other” lives I’m involved with the audio action adventure Epic of World Saga. It’s super fun and rewarding. We’re still in early days, and are doing everything we can to make it better, bigger, and brighter. After much consideration, Kev and I decided to go down the Patreon route. I know, I know!
Here’s a little post I wrote about it, over on the EoWS blog. If you are not interested in backing us, no worries! I’ll still love you. Spreading the word on social media is also super important, so if you’d hit the share button for the platform of your choice…that would be amazing and lovely.
A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!
Today’s selection? The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English by Lorna Sage.
The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English
TITLE: THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO WOMEN’S WRITING IN ENGLISH
AUTHOR: LORNA SAGE
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
WHY I BOUGHT IT:
A reference book dedicated to (English-language) women writers? Sign. Me. Up. One can never own too many books by and about women writers.
Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying the series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
There are so many wonderful things on the horizon for EoWS, but this is all I’ll thrust on you today. I’ll be back with the regularly scheduled programming in a couple of hours. Until then, thanks for your indulgence.