Heppe, Matt: Eternal Knight (2011)

Matt Heppe has a couple of places you can reach him. One is his blog and the other is on facebook. Hadde and the rest of her village, Long Meadow, live within the area of “The Wasting”. The Wasting is a mysterious condition that seems to afflict all life – plants and animals. For some … Continue reading Heppe, Matt: Eternal Knight (2011)

Heppe, Matt: Writing archery don’ts!!! (2013 May 31)

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For all of you authors out there who want to write your own archery scenes – PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MATT’S ARTICLE.

He explains why some scenes described in books and movies just are not possible in real life. Here is a taste:

Have you read the following scenes in a book? Or maybe seen them in a movie?

A company of archers stands ready on the battlements of a castle as a horde of (vikings, orcs, Frenchmen) charges towards them. The captain of archers shouts, “Nock! Draw! Hold it! Hold it!” as the enemy approaches ever closer. Finally, at the critical moment the command is given… “Fire!”Or maybe an archer/sniper is hiding behind a tree, bow at full draw, waiting for a lone horseman to approach.Or an archer has a bow at full draw, holding an enchantress prisoner.To all three, I declare… BALONEY!

Wilson, Catherine M.: A Journey of the Heart (When Women Were Warriors II) (2008)

Sometimes an author strings her words together so beautifully that I want to weep at the music that fills my head. Catherine M. Wilson has managed to keep the moll of The Warrior’s Path so finely tuned throughout A Journey of the Heart that my chest hurt from the notes within. And yet there is … Continue reading Wilson, Catherine M.: A Journey of the Heart (When Women Were Warriors II) (2008)

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