The Secret Sauce to Being a Good Writer – Michael Mohr

Hello everyone! I'm back from Cambridge, so be on the lookout for more information and fun stuff based on fiction, worldbuilding, and more, including guest lecturers and authors! In the meantime, jetlag and decorating for Christmas have hijacking my schedule, so I thought I would share another awesome article from the Jane Friedman blog I … Continue reading The Secret Sauce to Being a Good Writer – Michael Mohr

Why Mathematics Belongs in Fiction – Part 2

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

Basics of Worldbuilding (Part 1)

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)

Pieces Up at Sour Cherry Mag!

Hi everyone! I'm pleased to announce two short pieces have been put up at Sour Cherry Mag. The two pieces are called "We Will Always Be Monsters" and "Made of Bones." You can find them here. Also, if you want to know more about submitting to Sour Cherry Mag, you can find their guidelines here. … Continue reading Pieces Up at Sour Cherry Mag!

Is Mathematical Fiction Just Hard Sci-Fi?

A while back I talked about mathematics and how it can be used in fiction. The idea was that there's more to math fiction than putting in formulas and just generally having the presence of mathematics in a story. Mathematics as a field can work in fiction by being used creatively in your worldbuilding while … Continue reading Is Mathematical Fiction Just Hard Sci-Fi?

Mathematical Beauty: A Definition

What is it and where do you look for it? Photo by Laura Meinhardt on Pexels.com When people think of mathematics, they most likely think of numbers, complicated formulas and equations, and the absolute frustration that was high school math class. And it's true: learning mathematics isn't an easy thing to do. It takes years, … Continue reading Mathematical Beauty: A Definition

Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 8)

A Look Back at History Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In the spirit of last week's post, I thought I would add to this series by looking at journals and magazines that look for historical fiction. At first glance, it might not seem like a lot, but many journals that look for genre fiction also … Continue reading Submit to These Literary Journals if You Enjoy This Niche (Part 8)

New Announcement!

Photo by Victor on Pexels.com This week, Globe Soup announced the winners and finalists of their 7 Day Story Writing Challenge #5. And I was one of the finalists for the Historical Fiction category! You can find the finalist page here and E. M. Foster under the Historical Fiction Finalist section (there's no link for … Continue reading New Announcement!

You Should Know About This: Small Presses (Sci-fi/Fantasy Edition)

Photo by Guillaume Meurice on Pexels.com You can't talk about small presses without bringing the genre portion into the conversation, particularly science fiction and fantasy. These two genres come with mountains of opportunities in the publishing world because it's not just the "small presses" that you'll come across. There are many large and reputable sci-fi … Continue reading You Should Know About This: Small Presses (Sci-fi/Fantasy Edition)

Tips for Submitting to Literary Journals

Photo by Mohammad Danish on Pexels.com I've talked about how important it is to submit to literary journals, but how does one submit to literary journals successfully? Because there's plenty of options out there, they all have their own guidelines, and many will say no. It can be a difficult and frustrating process (especially with … Continue reading Tips for Submitting to Literary Journals