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