In this episode of The Fantasy Writers' Toolshed, JM and I tackle a source of joy and frustration for perhaps every fantasy writer: world-building. We discuss our favourite bits of advice on introducing those juicy world-building details into the story, the best times to introduce those details, and the most effective means of doing so.… Continue reading World-Building: Practical Tips
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!
In this episode, we tackle fantasy tropes. How can writers twist conventional fantasy ideas to create unique and interesting angles? We look at a few examples and discuss some ways of finding originality. Plus, the results of our competition! Start listening via one of the below (more to be added shortly). Spotify iTunes Google Music… Continue reading [Podcast] Episode Two – Twisting Fantasy Tropes