Some of the writing tools I came across this year saved me from losing a few coins to the swear jar. Here are my top 6!
I'm hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session over on Reddit's r/Fantasy today to promote Flying on the Ground, my collection of short fiction which came out earlier in the month. The focus of the discussion is on short fiction. I found it a terrific experience for the soul looking back on all the short… Continue reading Join me today on r/Fantasy for a discussion on short fiction!
There’s been a buzz of discussion lately about overused character tropes in the fantasy genre—the orphan child fated to save the world; the lone wolf assassin; the hot-headed and reckless protagonist; elves who love trees and loathe dwarves. It’s made for some incredibly insightful reading, allowing writers to see what readers are tiring of, potential… Continue reading [Poll] Overused Character Tropes in Fantasy
I see many people seeking guidance on how long their novels and stories should be. Having compiled lists of publishers of short and long fantasy fiction I've noticed a few trends. This article looks at the lengths publishers seek for fiction in their various forms: micro, flash, short, novelettes, novellas, and novels. But it begins with a few words of caution.