Recent blog posts in the category The Fall Of The Hammer:

The Fall Of The Hammer: Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 4: The Story

How everything from 'The Stars My Destination' to 'Streets Of Fire' (and even 'Justice League', in a negative way!) fed into the making of my new novel.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020/08/12 08:00
In the time leading up to the release of my new novel Fall Of The Hammer, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book — its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

In my previous installment in this series, I talked about the major influences on my forthcoming novel The Fall Of The Hammer. Here, I'm going to talk about the way those influences came together to form a story.

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Tags: Behind The Scenes: FOTH  The Fall Of The Hammer  influences  inspiration  storytelling 


The Fall Of The Hammer: Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 3: The Influences

A rundown of some of the other stories and films that influenced 'Hammer''s growth and direction.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020/08/10 08:00
In the time leading up to the release of my new novel Fall Of The Hammer, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book — its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

Back in Part Two of this series, I talked about the bare idea behind Fall Of The Hammer, and the general outlines of the story it inspired. Here, I'm going to dive into some of the other media that influenced how Hammer took shape and direction.

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Tags: Behind The Scenes: FOTH  The Fall Of The Hammer  influences  inspiration 


The Fall Of The Hammer: Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 2: The Idea

The alterna-past setting and backstory for my new novel, 'Fall Of The Hammer'.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020/08/01 17:00
In the time leading up to the release of my new novel Fall Of The Hammer, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book — its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

Back in Part One of this series, I talked about how I scraped my new novel's ideas from a couple of long-dead ones. The ideas themselves mutated drastically once I had them together under a new roof.

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Tags: Behind The Scenes: FOTH  The Fall Of The Hammer  ideas  writing 


The Fall Of The Hammer: Behind The Scenes With 'Fall Of The Hammer', Pt. 1: The Origins

How my new novel 'Fall Of The Hammer' started from a project I'd abandoned over twenty-five years ago.

By Serdar Yegulalp on 2020/07/27 17:00
In the time leading up to the release of my new novel Fall Of The Hammer, I'll be making a series of posts to serve as an extended introduction to the book — its origins, its influences, its themes, its setting and characters. Enjoy.

(See all entries in this series here.)

Once upon a time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and the screech of dial-up networking was a common sound, I hatched an idea for a novel called (drumroll, please) The Fall Of The Hammer. The core idea: At some undefined time in history, the world shattered into a mosaic of times and places, each interpenetrating with the other to some degree. Against this backdrop, there was a ... uh ...

You see the problem. I had a setting, but no story. But I tried to write one anyway, and got about sixty thousand words in before hitting a brick wall and giving up.

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Tags: Behind The Scenes: FOTH  The Fall Of The Hammer  writing 


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