Former Boot Campers Published
"Boot camp turned everything around for me," says John Brown, who just
received a very nice, three-book deal from Tor. His debut as a novelist includes
the forthcoming epic fantasies from Tor: Servant of a Dark God, Curse of a Dark
God, and Dark God's Glory. The first in the series should appear in the summer
During the 2002 boot camp, Brown learned a number of critical things about the
creative process that had eluded him for years. On the last day of the boot camp,
he made a goal to finish a number of novels in 5 years and sell one of them. Before
the boot camp he couldn't finish anything. Afterwards Brown consistently
produced and 5Ĺ years later made his sale.
Says Brown, "Scott Card will deny playing any role in what I learned, but that's
only to keep his head from growing so large he can't walk straight. The fact is, the
boot camp employed a number of critical principles that maximize learning. Yes, it
was the right time for me to learn what I needed to. But it wouldn't have happened
without Scott's excellent instruction and facilitation of the workshop."
You can read more about Brown's breaking-in story and be updated on his novels