[LMB] essay question

Jason Long sturmvogel66 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 21:33:21 BST 2019


I do like to know what things sparked a story (idea) in the writer's head.
Don't really need to see deeper than that, but since I don't have that
creative voice in my head...

On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 4:26 PM Lois Bujold <lbujold at myinfmail.com> wrote:

> So...
>
> Baen has asked me to write an into to the upcoming (in January) first
> Penric collection on paper, to be titled /Penric's Progress/.  (I'll
> blog about this after the launch flurry for the new novella is over.)
>
> What sorts of things do you, as readers, like to see in such intros?
>
> How the 5GU books came to be written is one suggestion, though that can
> border on showing folks how sausage is made.  Relatedly, something about
> the world, though my worldbuilding tends to show-don't-tell.  Brief
> remarks on the other books and stories, because advertising.  Length can
> be anything from a short sort of 500-word hi-there to a 5k word essay.
> Thoughts?
>
> Ta, L.  Halfway to slacking off, caught at the doorway.
>
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