Category Archives: Writing

Regret – A Sufi Poem

Regret is such a fine emotional blessing It causes forgiveness in the wrathful Feel remorse for those who we offended Repent our trespasses against our Lord Cherish what moments we have left together – Nasrullah Anwar

Regret – A Sufi Poem

Regret is such a fine emotional blessing It causes forgiveness in the wrathful Feel remorse for those who we offended Repent our trespasses against our Lord Cherish what moments we have left together – Nasrullah Anwar

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

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

How to Create Friction Between Character and Scene

Originally posted on Read to Write Stories:
What Burns Away, the debut novel by Melissa Falcon Field, has been called “thrilling” and “perceptive” by Tin House executive editor Michelle Wildgren. In life, people tend to work together. At weddings, when the…

How to Create Friction Between Character and Scene

Originally posted on Read to Write Stories:
What Burns Away, the debut novel by Melissa Falcon Field, has been called “thrilling” and “perceptive” by Tin House executive editor Michelle Wildgren. In life, people tend to work together. At weddings, when the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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