Why, in this age of unprecedented literary freedom, is the most popular fiction subject a woman’s suffering, pain and death?Read More Violence Against Women in Literature: the Trending Topic of the ’10s.
By Phoebe Low Hello friend! Today I’m going to talk paragraph structure, mostly as it applies to description, by doing something I haven’t done since college—close reading! I’ll examine V. E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic not only because it’s a gem of a book and you should read it and write a review on Conglomerate-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named, […]Read More Building Palaces Out of Paragraphs: Sentence Linkage in V. E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic
By Adrienne LaFrance “My prettiest contribution to my culture,” the writer Kurt Vonnegut mused in his 1981 autobiography Palm Sunday, “was a master’s thesis in anthropology which was rejected by the University of Chicago a long time ago.” By then, he said, the thesis had long since vanished. (“It was rejected because it was so simple […]Read More The Six Main Arcs in Storytelling, as Identified by an A.I.
We Are Mars by Cheryl Lawson My rating: 4 of 5 stars When you read indie fiction, you often don’t know what you’re going to get. I exchanged books with Cheryl Lawson, a Kamloops writer, at a local comic con we both attended. I’ve made it a point to read a bit more indie fiction […]Read More Book Review: We Are Mars by Cheryl Lawson
Hello gang! For those of you who follow my social media, I’ve been hinting at this for a long time, and it’s finally here! I’m teaching a class with Cat Rambo, just in time for National Novel Writing Month! If you’ve ever asked, “How on earth do I get time to write?” then this class […]Read More I’m Teaching a Class at the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers!
I’m celebrating my Patreon anniversary by making limited-edition Gunsmoke & Dragonfire postcards available to my Patrons during the month of August! These postcards were previously only available to G&D Kickstarter Backers as a reward package! They feature original art by Aaron Siddall our cover illustrator, and three of our authors. Each one is tied to […]Read More Limited Edition Postcards! Join My Patreon AUGUST ONLY!
by Julie-Ann Harper Self-publishing is booming, and with this transition comes a plethora of organisations worldwide offering author services to writers. But what if your budget doesn’t extend to a professional editor, typesetter, cover designer, and so forth? Does this mean your book will not meet industry standards, be of poor quality, or sadly never be […]Read More The Best DIY Tools to Publish a Book on a Budget
There’s still a couple of days to get in on the Kickstarter if you want any of the great rewards! Check it out here!Read More WE DID IT!
Howdy folks! We’re one week in to the Kickstarter campaign for Gunsmoke & Dragonfire, and this is my status report for the first week. Status Report We’re on target with 26% of our funding achieved, for a total of $391 CAD. Yay! I’d like to thank each and every one of our Backers so far: […]Read More Gunsmoke & Dragonfire: Kickstarter Status Report – Week 1
Ricardo’s story “No-Sell” will be in Gunsmoke & Dragonfire, releasing March 15, available for pre-order now at a special January-only price! This is what he had to say about it. Gotta admit, it’s been a lifelong goal of mine to be described as a “mastermind” … I can die happy now … Read the full […]Read More Weird Western and Me – Ricardo Victoria