I am very happy to announce that The Scribbler’s Guide to the Land of Myth is now available for Kindle on Amazon!
Although getting the word of mouth on my book has been slow, it has always pleased me that so far I have not heard any dis-satisfaction. When someone like Tim Powers says “I wish I’d had this 30 years ago!” (which he has — see the Praise Page), it’s hard not to feel that inner glow of knowing “I did what I set out to do!”
What I set out to do was create a single reference book for writers, one which covers not just the Hero’s Journey material, but the different sorts of character archetypes and the basics of other physical symbolism for stories. A lot of work went into it, not just in gathering the material and organizing it, but making sure the book was the most readable, engaging and inspiring thing I could make it.
And now, this comprehensive work is available on Kindle – for less than half the price of the hard copy version! How can you – as a writer – not add this to your collection? The Kindle version has a “live” Table of Contents, which (in addition to whatever bookmarks you use in your Kindle) will give you easy access to the various sections.
Of course, one element of the hard copy didn’t translate well to the Kindle. In the hard copy book, all of the mythological stories are highlighted not just by hanging indentations, but a different type font, which makes them easy to spot on the page. However, the Kindle version retains the Bold headers for these stories, and keeps the hanging indentation. It’s part of the trade-off in having it easily available in an e-book format.
But at long last, The Scribbler’s Guide dives into the world of e-books. Join my other readers, and discover all the wonderful things that we bring to our stories, all the wonderful things that you can use to make your own stories even richer and deeper!