Hello from Paula S. Jordan

Copyright 2011 Paula S. Jordan It is not my intention to blather pointlessly about myself, but I’ll be putting some words out here about a number of things, including writing, and in case you find an interest in what I will have to say, I think it’s only fair to let you know where I … Continue reading

Tales From My Ursula Le Guin Bookshelf: The Earthsea Cycle

Copyright 2014 by Paula S. Jordan “The Island of Gont, a single mountain that lifts its peak a mile above the storm-racked Northeast Sea, is a land famous for wizards.” So begins A Wizard of Earthsea, volume one of The Earthsea Trilogy, and so began my readerly friendship with Ursula K. Le Guin. The trilogy … Continue reading

Ursula K. LeGuin To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Copyright 2014 by Paula S, Jordan It isn’t often that a genre writer is recognized with a prestigious literary award. So when it happens, any SF/F bookish blog worth its pixels should take note. And so it is noted here, with endless respect for the author and gratitude for her work, that Ursula Kroeber LeGuin … Continue reading

Getting to Draft Two, A Cheeky Introduction.

Copyright 2014 by Paula S. Jordan Finishing that first draft of your first novel is a genuinely splendid moment in a writer’s life. Enjoy it while it lasts. Because once your hard-earned champagne is drunk, another, less happy mood is likely to take its place. It’s called ‘terror,’ and it can be summed up in … Continue reading