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Jim Butcher is a fantasy author, best known for writing ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' and ''Literature/CodexAlera''. His books are notable for their high levels of [[GenreSavvy genre savviness]], {{Crazy Awesome}}ness, and {{shout out}}s, as well as the frequency of Crowning Moments of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Awesome]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny]], and [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Heartwarming]].

He has also written a {{Spider-Man}} novel, entitled ''SpidermanTheDarkestHours'', and is currently working on a SteamPunk series, ''The Cinder Spires''.

He is now a big enough name that recommendations from him show up on the covers of other writers' novels, and other writers do [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] to him.

You should read his stuff. Yes, that means [[BreakingTheFourthWall you]].
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!!Tropes associated with Jim Butcher:

* AchievementsInIgnorance: No publisher in their right mind would buy a twenty book series from an author. It just doesn't happen. Fortunately for all of us, [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Jim didn't know that.]]
* CrazyAwesome: The origin of Codex Alera is a perfect example.
** Butcher was in an argument with a guy over which made a good story: the originality of the idea, or the presentation of an idea. Butcher, being on the presentation side, was told to write a story about a bad idea. Being a loudmouth, he said 'No, you give me TWO bad ideas, and I'll use them both!' The bad ideas in question: Lost Roman Legions and Pokemon.
* OneOfUs:
** It shouldn't be surprising, but not only was he directly inspired by Star Wars novels as a kid to become a writer, he's also an avid gamer.
** He also has a TVTropes account. Yes he is a troper.
* RunningGag: For several years, someone was bound to bring up the publishing/adaptation rights at every public talk Jim gave, prompting him to quip "My publisher still owns the rights to that for N years and M days... [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not that I am counting]]." He has since gotten the rights back, so the gag has been honorably discharged.
* SpringtimeForHitler: Once upon a time, Jim Butcher was the unsuccessful author of High Fantasy novels that was told by the teacher of his writing class that, seeing as he liked Anita Blake and Buffy so much, he should write a novel like those using that teacher's method of book creation.
-->'''Jim Butcher:''' When I finally got tired of arguing with her and decided to write a novel as if I was some kind of [[StrictlyFormula formulaic, genre-writing]] drone, just to prove to her how awful it would be, I wrote the first book of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
* WordOfGod: He pops into fan forums (including on this very site) every once in a while to confirm or [[{{Jossed}} joss]] plot points.
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