Literary Journals: Should You Try New Things?

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OK, let's try this again. I accidentally posted this instead of the OTHER post from this week, but now you get the completed version. Publishing in literary journals comes with a lot of benefits. For one, you get published, and you get to see your work out there for the world to see, which is … Continue reading Literary Journals: Should You Try New Things?

Dark Fantasy: A Definition

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When I talked about fantasy subgenres a few articles ago, I mentioned dark fantasy as a subgenre. But what exactly is dark fantasy? Where did it come from and what is its purpose? Dark fantasy often includes "darker" elements in the story, including horror. Often horror and fantasy combine to make dark fantasy, or just … Continue reading Dark Fantasy: A Definition

How Writers Can Find Their Voice

Writing Speaks Louder than Words Photo by Ben Mack on What does it mean when writers find their voice, and how exactly do they go about that? This question was at the forefront of my mind all while I was applying to graduate creative writing programs, especially when writing personal statements. Grad schools want … Continue reading How Writers Can Find Their Voice