Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Sci-Fi Fantasy Kind of Christmas

by Gail Z. Martin If you’ve missed your invitation to the holiday dinner at Hogwarts, here are some seasonal selections that should warm every fennish heart. Doctor Who Christmas Filk  http://youtu.be/OY3yJ7rCH8g I Want a Doctor (Who) for Christmas http://youtu.be/gZnqLehMjtc It’s … Continue reading

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The Way of Words

by Crymsyn Hart The English language never ceases to amaze me. Recently, I was browsing through the television channels, hoping to find something interesting to watch while I was writing. Instead, I was hit with the same commercial on two … Continue reading

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Merry Winterstide to All

by Gail Z. Martin If you’ve read any of my books, you know holiday celebrations in the differing traditions of the Winter Kingdoms are a big part of the story.  I had a lot of fun with this, but I … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking

By Tina R. McSwain The Holidays This is the time of year for many religious celebrations.  From Yule, to Hanukkah, to Christmas to Kwanzaa.  People of various religions observe some of their most deeply rooted traditions at this time of … Continue reading

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Sci-Fi Takes a Holiday

by Gail Z. Martin What are your favorite holidays in a Sci-Fi or Fantasy book, movie or show?  I’d love to know! Some of the ones I remember—Babylon 5 did a great job with the holidays of different planets.  Lord … Continue reading

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The Transliterated, Translated, and Transatlantic Vampire

BY J. F. Lewis     You can’t use the F-word in Italian.      Not the way we do it in American English. In English, we can have our characters drop the F bomb in all sorts of creative … Continue reading

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Paranormally Speaking

By Tina R. McSwain A Note to My Readers The Paranormally Speaking section has been somewhat of a ghost itself as of late.  The reason, my Mother has been in the hospital and now in a nursing home.  This has … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Writing Over the Holiday

by Gail Z. Martin We all love the holidays, but how in the sam hill do you get a book written with a house full of guests and a mouth full of eggnog? I mean, peace on earth and goodwill … Continue reading

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Tis The Season

by Crymsyn Hart It’s getting close to Christmas. Snow has blanketed part of the country, but in my neck of the woods, all we are getting is rain. It’s fifty degrees outside and balmy. It just doesn’t feel like the … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Short Stories

by Gail Z. Martin This year during my Days of the Dead online tour, I included excerpts to four of my short stories.  They are set in a completely separate world from my novels, and are written in first-person, rather … Continue reading

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