I recently came across something interested that I wanted to share with you in this short post. Apparently, "mathemagicians" are a real thing, and they're not just from The Phantom Tollbooth. Check out below for more information! But first, a quick announcement. There won't be any post next week because I'll be flying all that … Continue reading Mathemagicians
If you're new to sci-fi or fantasy (or even new to this blog!), there are plenty of outlets to get to know the genres a bit better. If you want to write in these genres, some of these offer great info about what it means to be a science fiction or fantasy writer as well. … Continue reading Best Sci-fi and Fantasy Websites to Check Out
As the holidays approach, I realized just how busy it's going to be in the next couple weeks for everyone. I may or may not be able to post next Saturday, so in the meantime, I thought I would take the time to create a little list of some science fiction and fantasy literary journals … Continue reading Submissions: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literary Journals
I probably should have posted this last week but anyway. While I was back at Cambridge, one of the lectures I attended was focused on worldbuilding and how to build fictional worlds in any genre. The guest lecturer, Natasha Pulley, introduced a ton of great concepts that I want to share with you now that … Continue reading Basics of Worldbuilding (ft. Natasha Pulley)
Math and Magic? Let's talk some more about math and fiction. First off, you can find my website here, which includes my latest chapbook at Yavanika Press! And check out where you can buy that chapbook with this link. I recently did a deep dive into the history of mathematics for book writing purposes, and I … Continue reading Why Mathematics Belongs in Fiction – Part 2
Writing Complex Stories vs. Confusing Stories Fantasy and science fiction as writing genres hold so many possibilities when it comes to creating a vibrant story (not that other genres don't). I'm just saying that because both genres produce works that focus on worldbuilding and rich descriptions, writers' minds go crazy with creating their own universes. … Continue reading Here’s What Happens when You Overcomplicate Sci-fi and Fantasy
No matter what type of world you're creating for a story in mind, whether it be an alternate history or an epic high fantasy or the Next Great American Novel, you have to incorporate at least some aspects of worldbuilding. Even genres such as literary fiction require a distinct setting and characteristics, and careful outlining … Continue reading Basics of Worldbuilding (Part 1)
I recently read this post about the LTUE sci-fi/fantasy writing contest coming up THIS Saturday. It is completely FREE to register on their Discord server, and the registration information is available in the post below. Enjoy reading! Bookmarked Adventures: Free SF/F Writing Con! Credit: BookmarkedOne. Find out more here.
For those interesting in worldbuilding, especially fantasy and science fiction, check out this post I recently read by Philip Athens for the Fantasy Author's Handbook here. Enjoy! https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2022/06/28/%ef%bf%bcfantasy-and-science-fiction-as-invented-history/ Credit: Philip Athens. Find out more here.
Special thanks to Marcus Hernandez from the Boundless Tales blog for creating this awesome story based on my prompt! You can also check out his announcement here that offers for you to send in your own prompts for him to write. Special thanks to Emma Foster for submitting the prompt that inspired today’s piece.The Moon That … Continue reading The Moon That Remembered — Boundless Tales