Last Call: The End Games by T. Michael Martin

The End Games by T. Michael Martin

Words from The End Games by T. Michael Martin, PubCrawl’s Book of the Month. Photograph of sunset and siblings used via Creative Commons.

In The End Games, the world ended on Halloween, only to be brought back by a dangerous game. Michael and his younger brother have been receiving “instructions” from the Game Master for weeks. Together, they spend their days searching for survivors in West Virginia’s rural mountains, and their nights fighting the Bellows, horrific beasts roaring for flesh. But the Game is changing and the Bellows are evolving. Will the two brothers adapt as well?

We might argue that not only does the past come back to life, but that it is constantly a part of the present. How have your past failures and/or triumphs as a writer shaped the writer you are now?

Like always, leave your answers below, or share longer responses in a blog post on your own blog, linking back to it via the comments.


2 Responses to Last Call: The End Games by T. Michael Martin

  1. Alexa Y. Jun 28 2013 at 11:21 am #

    I haven’t read THE END GAMES yet, but I definitely want to! The premise sounds pretty fascinating, and I’ve heard good things from a lot of people that I trust. In response to your question, I think my past failures in writing always contribute to how it’s much stronger or better now. I started off with a lot of bad writing habits (both in terms of the act and of the product), but when those things failed or misled me, I would discover ways to combat or slowly transform them. So it’s definitely helped shape the way I write NOW.

  2. Susan Jun 28 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    My past failures have DEFINITELY shaped me. In a good way, I think. But I also thinks easy to let past failures bring you down–like it’s easier to say “I’ll rise above a failure” and “I’ll learn from it” than to actually do iy. In writing, especially, because our work can be so personal–and since sharing our work can make us feel so vulnerable–the rejections and losses and “failures” really hurt. We always think we’ll be able to rise above until we’re actually faced with it…and then rising above–if we manage–can take a long while.

    But what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger, right? 😉 So even if past failures take time to get over, I definitely do eventually…and my writing is all the better for it.

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