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The Falcone Report

October 2021

Oh boy, Halloween is almost here! I’ve been carving pumpkins, eating candy, watching monster movies, and, of course, writing!
What I’m Writing

This month, I’ve been trying to clear some things off my plate to have full focus next month for NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. As I mentioned last time, throughout all of November you commit to writing 50,000 words and having a (more or less) complete work by 11:59 November 30th. I’ve never done it, so I’m a bit trepidatious, but also hopeful that this year is the year! For more info check out https://nanowrimo.org.
What I’m Reading
Clear by Scott Snyder and Francis Manapul
Clear by Scott Snyder and Francis Manapul

A while back Scott Snyder announced a bunch of new comic book series debuting on Comixology, each with a different, heavy-hitter of an artist. One was Clear, a neo-noir cyberpunk style future where everyone uses a filter to see the world the way they want to. Maybe they want it to look like anime, or Arthurian knights, or a zombie apocalypse? They just pay for a filter and the world view is changed. But a few people wish to see the world as it is, so they stay “clear”. The first issue does a great job of setting up the world, has a banger of a cliffhanger ending, and the art by Francis Manapul is gorgeous.

Check it out here.
This month on Storybeater

It’s time for our annual Halloween episode! Andrew and I look at witches in folklore, pop culture, and fiction.

Listen here.
discord RAID Studio
The RAID Studio

My friend and colleague S.M. Carter has launched the Kickstarter for his new novel To Steal the Sun. I was fortunate enough to read an advanced copy and it’s a must-buy for fantasy fans. And heist fans. And fantasy heist fans. Everyone really. Visit the Kickstarter page and smash that Back this Project button!

Instagram: @theraidstudio
Monthly Cocktail

French 75
  • 2 oz gin
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz Champagne
  • Long spiral lemon twist for garnish
Dating back to WWI, this drink is always refreshing and a great way to celebrate anything you want. Mix the gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and strain into a champagne flute. Top up with the bubbly and add the lemon twist. Parfait!

Until next time faithful readers!
French 75
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