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Fantasy Worldbuilding 101, Or How To Make Your Setting More Like Middle Earth, And Less Like A Ren Faire

by Jennifer Allis Provost The term worldbuilding gets used with some frequency when discussing fantasy, and, to be fair, if your worldbuilding isn’t up to par, your story will fall flat. What’s the point of investing all those long hours … Continue reading

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First Time Author Mistakes

by Crymsyn Hart It’s been over ten years since I’ve first started to seriously look to get involved with the publishing world. I had graduated college with BFA in writing, had a complete novel that had been critiqued by a … Continue reading

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A Challenge in Writing Fantasy Short Stories

by Terry W Ervin II www.ervin-author.com http://uparoundthecorner.blogspot.com/ One thing on every writer’s mind as they are planning and writing a short story is word count. In almost every instance the shorter the work, the easier it is to find a … Continue reading

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The Greatest Teacher You Never Had

By Alethea Kontis I haven’t had a lot of odd jobs in my life. Most of my jobs–like my relationships–have been long-haul kind of things. My first job was concessionist at a movie theatre when I was sixteen–by the time … Continue reading

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An Excerpt from The Master of Whitestorm

by Janny Wurts 1. The Galleys of Mhurga Jostled from sleep by the bang of a fist against the beechwood oar that pillowed his head, Haldeth started upright, muscles tensed reflexively. But the command he expected never came; no guttural … Continue reading

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Heroes

by Michael A. Ventrella www.michaelaventrella.com Jeremy Wembley grabbed the broom by the handle.  He took forceful steps toward the back of the room where Patrick stood unaware.   Patrick paid no notice as Jeremy shortened the distance between them, and seemed … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday from Alethea Kontis

Alethea Kontis, our guest blogger this week, has a fun podcast project going where she reads aloud the original Grimm’s Fairy tales. Here is the link to “Cinderella”, : http://aletheakontis.com/2011/05/princess-aletheas-fairy-tale-theatre-episode-14/

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Molly and Jane Revisited

by Faith Hunter www.faithhunter.net https://www.facebook.com/official.faith.hunter https://www.facebook.com/janeyellowrock Evan: Today at Witch Central, the interview/blog spot for all things witchy, hosted by the Everhart sisters, we are posting an interview with Jane Yellowrock, the Cherokee shape-shifter / skinwalker who hunts rogue-vampires for … Continue reading

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Fights, Perils, Barriers, and Annoyances: The art of the middle

by James Maxey http://dragonprophet.blogspot.com/ So, I’m currently well past the halfway mark of the first draft of my tenth novel, Hush. When I started the book, I knew exactly how it began, since it starts just a week after my … Continue reading

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A Writer Remembers

by Pam Cable Swarms of finches, wrens, and other tiny birds peck and hunt for food at feeders that hang outside my kitchen window. Even when I forget to fill the feeders, the birds arrive each morning, hoping to discover … Continue reading

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