Men Writing Women, Passive Voice, and Overused Clichés: A Look Back at 2019

It’s that time of year when we look back and wonder, “What the hell have I done with the past year?” … Read More >Men Writing Women, Passive Voice, and Overused Clichés: A Look Back at 2019

Is The Novel Dead?

Is the novel dead? I’m running a poll in response to an article I saw a couple weeks back and I want to hear from the #writingcommunity. … Read More >Is The Novel Dead?

5 Things I Learned Publishing AFWH

AFWH has been out for 2 weeks and I’ve at last had a chance to reflect on the experience. Here are 5 things I’ve learned, from pre-order campaigns to managing expectations … Read More >5 Things I Learned Publishing AFWH

Plotting: The Crucible

The crucible is one of the simplest and most effective plotting tools. At its core is the relationship between the protagonist and the antagonist. The conflict they share spawns plot. It illustrates wonderfully the interwoven relationship enjoyed between character and plot. … Read More >Plotting: The Crucible

Turning to Art for Inspiration

Sometimes the ideas dry up. Trump’s Wall blocks out creativity and all you can do is lament. A terrific solution to those droughts, I’ve found, is art … Read More >Turning to Art for Inspiration

The Length of Stories

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. … Read More >The Length of Stories

Lists of Publishers Updated

I’ve been busy updating my lists of fantasy publishers for both short fiction and long fiction. The short fiction list now contains 80 publishers ranging from prozines to token publishers. Whatever stage you’re up to in your writing journey, there’ll be a publisher on there for you. … Read More >Lists of Publishers Updated

26 Publishers of Long Fantasy Fiction

I hope you’re all enjoying the Easter weekend, anyway, with plenty of chocolaty treats to gorge on. Here’s a little Easter treat from me: a list of 26 publishers of long fantasy fiction. … Read More >26 Publishers of Long Fantasy Fiction