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 Juenta Key To answer that question, we need to understand what flash fiction is about. It is a short story under 1000 words, generally right at or around 500 words. Flash fiction is the length of one short scene with emotional IMPACT using shocks, twists, irony, OR something deeply meaningful to end it. Anything less […]Read More What Makes a Good Flash Fiction Piece?
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
Cities of Dust, Planes of Light by Samantha L. Barrett My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am one of the authors in this book (Diane Morrison) so I’ll be approaching it from that perspective. I just want to say it was quite the honour to have been included in this lovely book with so […]Read More Book Review: Cities of Dust, Planes of Light by Samantha L. Barrett, Sarah Daly, Jamie Lackey, Diane Morrison & Cat Rambo
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!
Delighted to report that it looks like I and about 120 other LGBTQ2+ science fiction authors get to add “#1 Amazon Bestseller” to our bragging rights! “Migration: Queer Sci-Fi 6th Annual Flash Fiction Contest” made number 1 in LGBT Science Fiction on its release day, July 24! My story, “A Weight off Their Shoulders,” is […]Read More Migration: Queer Sci-Fi – #1 Amazon Bestseller!
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