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
The Korpes Agenda by J.I. Rogers My rating: 5 of 5 stars WARNING: Contains spoilers for The Korpes File. I exchanged copies of my books for copies of J.I. Rogers’ books when we met up at a local comic con. I’ve already given a stellar review of the first book in this series, The Korpes […]Read More Book Review: The Korpes Agenda by J.I. Rogers
Want to create fiction on the fly? Haven’t finished anything in years? Mary Robinette Kowal @MaryRobinette, Hugo and Nebula-winning SFF author, has a wonderful method of story construction she recently tweeted about. Check it out! Writing is fractal – Once you understand how a technique works at a paragraph level, you can scale down to […]Read More “Writing is Fractal” – Mary Robinette Kowal’s Guide to Flash Fiction
The Korpes File by J.I. Rogers My rating: 5 of 5 stars I traded books with J.I. Rogers at a comic con we both attended, and sat down to start reading The Korpes File, partially because I was intrigued by the blurb, but partially so I would have something to talk with her about the […]Read More Book Review: The Korpes File by J.I. Rogers
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!
Hello, friends! This week, I made a Discord server and added Discord integration to my Patreon! Some of you probably have no idea what Discord is, so I’m going to tell you. I’m very excited about the possibilities and I’d really love for you to join me there! So Discord is a communications utility that […]Read More I Just Added a Discord to My Patreon! What the Hell is Discord?
I’m really excited to be attending & presenting at the When Words Collide literary festival in Calgary this coming weekend! I’ve never been before, but it seems it’s a gathering point for quite a lot of the Canadian SF/F community. I’m excited to be seeing writers I’ve only read! Here’s what I’ve got going on […]Read More When Words Collide Literary Festival
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!
VALIS by Philip K. Dick My rating: 2 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. I gotta tell ya, I’ve read enough PKD on the SF Masterworks imprint list by now (holy sh*t, FOURTEEN PKD books on this list and NOT ONE Lois McMaster Bujold?! Are you people out of your […]Read More Book Review: VALIS by Philip K. Dick
I’ve now finished reading the Honor Harrington “Honorverse” space opera series. Mostly, as I’m sure you can tell by my reviews, I’ve been impressed. I thought some books were better than others, and like many fans, I became impatient with sections that were repeated between books. But as a writer, I began to notice things. […]Read More A True Chronological Reading of the Last 10 Honorverse Books, Part 1 @DavidWeberBooks