Online Appearances: Lytherus

Posted: June 14th, 2013 under Interview, Limits of Power.
Tags: , chose me for a Featured Author Week, and the interview and blog post are now up–with a contest for copies of Limits of Power.

The interview’s fairly serious; the blog post is about the fun and the possibilities for humor while writing.

[correction of title & link, thanks to Sue]


  • Comment by sue — June 14, 2013 @ 1:03 pm


    lytheris = not found.

  • Comment by elizabeth — June 14, 2013 @ 1:31 pm


    Thanks for correction. The link, though, was copied from their site and should work.

  • Comment by Linda — June 14, 2013 @ 8:31 pm


    Great interview. Isn’t it fun when the questions show the interviewer actually knows your books?

    I love it that you respect your readers, yet are pandering to no one.

  • Comment by Richard — June 16, 2013 @ 5:14 am


    I’ve pasted both post and interview into my scrapbook in case Lytherus don’t keep their “back numbers”.

  • Comment by Jonathan Schor — June 17, 2013 @ 5:45 am


    Humor in books – the famous K. Vatta pun.

  • Comment by Margaret — June 17, 2013 @ 1:40 pm


    For me, the internal links on the Lytherus site don’t work. This could be a Firefox Thing, though; I can try it in Internet Explorer also.

  • Comment by Margaret — June 17, 2013 @ 1:43 pm


    Nope. All I can see is the list of what was posted which days. No links to the actual content. Any advice?

  • Comment by elizabeth — June 17, 2013 @ 4:53 pm


    Margaret: The links worked for me but the actual links were hard to see…the color contrast isn’t strong. I use Firefox, so I know the links will work with even an old Firefox (mine is creaking at the joints) but it did take me two visits to the site to *find* them. Right at the end of the text for each item, the ellipsis dots.

  • Comment by GinnyW — June 18, 2013 @ 11:04 am


    I had trouble finding the links too. I really liked what you said about the difference between Dorrin in the Deed vs Dorrin in this series. Thanks!

  • Comment by rkduk — June 18, 2013 @ 5:26 pm


    Thanks for the ellipsis clue …

    BTW, my favorite short story is “If Nudity Offends You”. Wonderful characterizations, not to mention a must-read-it title.

    Regarding “technical language” of fencing or anything else: Description is much better than this-world-connected terms that have no linguistic basis in Paksworld. Your writing has the feel of substance because of that.

    And real life is never neatly wrapped up at the end of a story. Dangling ends and continuing questions add verisimilitude, as you say, beyond the edge of the painting.

  • Comment by Margaret — June 19, 2013 @ 1:51 pm


    There ARE no ellipsis dots showing on my screen when I am at the Lytherus site. And I also cannot “sign in via Facebook” where the site offers that option, to send a complaint directly to their management.

  • Comment by Gareth — June 20, 2013 @ 2:43 am


    Try using their Serach box (right side of the screen) searching for Moon. That finds the ‘interview’ – then when you open that for some unknown reason the other article link appears on the far right.

    Took me a lot of messing to find the articles. I was almost wondering if there was some country filtering to block from the UK or some such. The ‘Featured author’ bit does get you anywhere. How anyone finds this site useful is hard to fathom. However great articles once you find them!

  • Comment by Gareth — June 20, 2013 @ 2:45 am


    Should clarify – by ‘this site’ in the previous post I meant Lytherus not ‘THIS’ (paksworld) site which is of course wonderful.


  • Comment by Richard — June 20, 2013 @ 8:34 am


    Does this work?

    If not, try scrolling down the Lytherus front page until you see banner for the interview, then click on the date posted (i.e. 14th June).

  • Comment by Gareth — June 20, 2013 @ 11:06 am


    Thanks Richard – that gets you to the first article and then the second one shows on the right pane. Same thing as searching but better.

  • Comment by Margaret — June 20, 2013 @ 5:15 pm


    Richard’s link to the interview posted Friday of that week worked just fine, but I still have not been able to get to any of the other articles. Even typing in the text of the description in Lytherus’ search box only led to a dead end. And for me there are no links active on the dates-of-posting.

    To say I am dis-impressed with Lytherus’ website is massive understatement.

  • Comment by Margaret — June 20, 2013 @ 5:16 pm


    AHA: at least some of the links cited by Gareth are working for me.

  • Comment by elizabeth — June 20, 2013 @ 6:33 pm


    Margaret: I’m glad the others have had ideas to help you. I’m sorry the site has given you so much difficulty, but I had no clue, since it worked for me.

  • Comment by Richard — June 21, 2013 @ 2:08 am


    Elizabeth’s article


    I do get a message sometimes at the bottom of Lytherus pages: “This page is forcing your browser to use legacy mode, which is not compatible with Disqus.”

  • Comment by elizabeth — June 21, 2013 @ 8:02 am


    I am increasingly annoyed with Disqus. Now, nobody’s pages demand that I use legacy mode with my browser, which is in legacy mode all by itself. (Since, every time I update software, whoever designs it has skillfully changed, eliminated, or otherwise mucked about with the very part I was happiest with, I update as infrequently as possible. I don’t know how they know what it is I most want them to leave alone, but they screw it up every time.)

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