Author in Transition

  I know. I’ve been neglecting you. I could give you a list of reasons, all of them good, logical, honest and inadequate. The truth is that I have been writing intermittently; switching projects, writing new stuff, writing old stuff, then writing some more new stuff. I have been in-between different jobs in my other […]

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Hero Syndrome

A friend of mine posed a question on Facebook about who are our favourite fictional heroes. The archetypal hero is tall, handsome, square-jawed, muscular, white and male. He charges to the rescue without a second thought and heroically goes about looking for damsels in distress and no-gooders up to no good. Think Kevin Sorbo’s Hercules […]

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Mark Lawrence is Sponsoring a Self-Published Fantasy Reviewing Contest

Originally posted on James Cormier:
Mark Lawrence, renowned author of the excellent The Broken Empire series, starting with Prince of Thorns, has rounded up ten of the most popular fantasy book bloggers on the web and convinced them to participate in a review contest featuring exclusively self-published fantasy fiction.  You can read the details of the contest here,…

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Three Parts of the Writing Process That Get Authors Stuck: And How To Work Through the Halts

Originally posted on Creative Writing with the Crimson League:
One of the toughest things about writing fiction is getting stuck. We get stuck SO OFTEN as authors…. One of the keys to success is simply finding ways to overcome the doubt about our stories and our abilities that getting stuck thrusts upon us. Me, I’ve…

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Siri-ous Dialogue

Guest Post by Raven Oak, author of Amaskan’s Blood Ooooo! It’s a Siri dialogue! Go ahead, read it. Heck, you probably did before you even took a glance at my words. If not, you’ve more self-control than most people, so go ahead and give it a read. Welcome back! What’s the main thing that pops out […]

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