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Former Boot Campers Published


John Brown

"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 of 2009.

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 at www.johndbrown.com


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