As always, I’m doing National Novel Writing Month! Perhaps you’re not familiar: NaNoWriMo is a marathon for writers. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel, in a month! How you do this is by writing about 1667 words a day; eating the elephant one bite at a time. I never would have been […]Read more "My NaNoWriMo Progress"
By Cat Rambo Last year I returned to one of my old loves. I’d put it aside for a while: things were busy, there was never time, it took so much energy from writing efforts. And then a friend asked about it and, well . . . I speak of tabletop role-playing games, and the empress of them […]Read more "Saving Throw vs. Boredom: How RPGs Taught Me Storytelling"
Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West by Diane Morrison My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the long-promised print collection of the first six of the Wyrd West Chronicles, originally written as an ebook serial. Some minor changes to the text have been made in order to facilitate the flow of a […]Read more "My Goodreads Book Review: Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West"
By Renee Scattergood
Welcome to another Friday Author Spotlight! This week I have Diane Morrison here to tell us about her upcoming fantasy novel, Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West, from her Wyrd West Chronicles. She needs help funding her book release and is giving away some great gifts, including a copy of the book when it’s released on the 1st of September, for those who contribute. She’s also shared a guest post, so keep reading!
Diane Morrison lives with her partners in Vernon, BC, where she was born and raised. She likes pickles and bluegrass and hates talking about herself. An avid National Novel Writing Month participant and gaming geek, she is proudly Canadian and proudly LGBTQ. She is currently managing the official SFWA YouTube channel, where she gets to interview some of her favourite authors and other interesting people in the SFF field. Recently she received an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future competition. Under her pen name “Sable Aradia” she is a successful Pagan author, a musician, and a professional blogger. After a lifetime of putting the needs of her family first, she is striking out to become what she always wanted to be; a speculative fiction writer.
Read the full article on Renee Scattergood’s blog.Read more "Renee Scattergood’s Author Spotlight: Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West"
You’re a hobbit and you don’t like adventure. You think originality is dangerous! You should NEVER bring a unique setting to fantasy or science fiction! And God help you if you MIX the two! You believe that stories about people and their very human motivations are boring, even if you punctuate them with lots of […]Read more "10 Reasons Why You *Shouldn’t* Support Once Upon a Time in the Wyrd West!"