Saturday, February 05, 2022

Q&A with Scotto Moore

From my Q&A with Scotto Moore, author of Battle of the Linguist Mages:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

The book doesn’t open in the middle of a fight scene; a battle’s not yet raging at the top of the story. So the title is this major clue you can hold onto that the story is absolutely going to build toward a serious mage battle of some kind. Who are the linguist mages, who are they fighting, are they fighting each other, what does linguist mage even mean – the title can’t help you with that stuff. Hopefully it helps you pick up a sense of the story’s absurdist edge. It’s meant to feel heightened, like it’s promoting a cage match or something.

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Q&A with Scotto Moore.

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