Hello everyone! I want to wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving this week. Also, check out an awesome reblog from the A Writer's Path blog below! This article was written by Daniella Levy. Here, she describes five major steps you can take when you receive criticism. First, writers (and readers!) need to understand what … Continue reading Reblog and Happy Thanksgiving!
Welcome back to another post about fantasy subgenres! Today I wanted to introduce Arthurian Fantasy, a genre dedicated to the high fantasy area of fantasy writing. On the surface, it seems obvious what Arthurian fantasy is. This subgenre is based on King Arthur and the overall Arthurian legend, but that's only part of it. This … Continue reading Arthurian Fantasy: A Definition
You might have heard that imagery is pivotal to writing a story. It truly makes a scene come alive, but many sources I've seen that talked about imagery have just said "Use the five senses!" and then moved on. The five senses are touch, tasting, smell, seeing, and hearing, but writing imagery isn't just using … Continue reading How to Use Imagery
To answer the question, it depends on how you look at it. You could technically say that, yes, science fiction existed in the Middle Ages long before science fiction was really classified. Long before science fiction became known as a genre in the literary world. It wouldn't be exactly like what we read today, especially … Continue reading Did Science Fiction Exist in Medieval Times?
I recently wrote about science fiction tropes and how to include them in your writing. I thought today I would do the same for fantasy. When you think of fantasy, you probably picture certain characteristics that are typical for the genre. Dragons and medieval settings and magic are incredibly commonplace in fantasy, to name some … Continue reading Fantasy Writing Tropes to Subvert
Everyone knows about science fiction and fantasy, but what about science fantasy? This is another one of those hybrid genres within speculative fiction that don't strictly follow science fiction or fantasy rules. However, this hybrid speculative genre utilizes various tropes and ideas that both science fiction and fantasy often use, meaning it's super easy to … Continue reading What Is Science Fantasy?
The end of September has arrived! Unlike previous months, I ended up taking a break between posts and all of my writing projects in general, spending some time with my dad at different national parks for a week. It's always nice to take a break from writing when you really need it, especially when your … Continue reading Post Summary and Writing Update!
Today is the last Saturday before heading out West, so my thought was to do something a little different with a reblog post. I recently discovered author Bryn Donovan, who has written several books for helping writers. I've been reading Bryn Donovan's website for some time now because of her awesome articles on writing well. … Continue reading Reblog: The Bryn Donovan Collection
Thinking about publishing your speculative fiction novel but don't know where to start? It's true there are plenty of publishers out there, but narrowing the best science fiction and fantasy publishers down isn't too difficult. Some of these speculative fiction small presses also accept speculative genres such as horror, gothic, and all kinds of subgenres. … Continue reading Speculative Fiction Small Presses
Hello everyone! I have some awesome announcements for this August update. This will be a quick post, but for starters, there will be a couple of weeks where I'll be unable to post at all. I WILL, however, come back with tons of pictures from a trip I'm taking to Yellowstone and the surrounding parks … Continue reading August Update!