Here’s What Happens when You Overcomplicate Sci-fi and Fantasy

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

The Mathematics of a Strong Plot

Let's do something scary and think of a plot as a math problem. Don't run! I promise I'm just trying to make this easier to understand. Putting things into a different perspective, if you will. Because when you boil down a plot into its simplest components, it becomes almost like a simple one plus one … Continue reading The Mathematics of a Strong Plot

4 Reasons to Use the “Save the Cat” Story Structure in Your Writing – Rose Atkinson-Carter

From Ryan Lanz's A Writer's Path blog, this post introduces a plot structure called "Save the Cat," which has fifteen plot beats. I'd never heard of this structure, so reading this was super informational! Happy reading! 4 Reasons to Use the "Save the Cat" Story Structure in Your Writing - Rose Atkinson-Carter Credit: A Writer's … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Use the “Save the Cat” Story Structure in Your Writing – Rose Atkinson-Carter

The Moon That Remembered — Boundless Tales

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

“The Drow Among the Fey” by Marcus Hernandez

Hello everyone! Welcome this guest post by Marcus Hernandez. You can find his bio and blog information at the bottom of this page. Enjoy! Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In Edaria, few believe the Feywild truly exists. Even among the scholarly mages of Swindon, only a handful have ever crossed into that whimsical, dangerous realm, … Continue reading “The Drow Among the Fey” by Marcus Hernandez

Here’s Why These Factors Make Good Fiction Writing

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com While in college, I took a creative writing minor that required me to workshop my work a lot. I'm grateful the experience, even if it was nerve-wracking at first to showcase my work. But throughout all of my classes, we would often talk about what makes writing good. If you've … Continue reading Here’s Why These Factors Make Good Fiction Writing