In the beginning, the author created… When I first began writing historical fantasy, I was inspired by times and places rooted in our own familiar world – but leavened…Continue readingHow to build a world
“Dune” did it to incredible effect. Asimov’s Foundation series did it beautifully. There are other books where this was used to enhance and deepen the worldbuilding. I am talking about…Continue readingWhy epigraphs?
Running late For reasons too boring to elaborate on, I’m running behind on this week’s blog entries. Please bear with me.I’ll be back on schedule shortly. Meanwhile… An “Embers of…Continue readingMea culpa
From Lovereading infographic The Lovereading site explains that they love epic books with swathes of characters creating a wonderfully complex plot, but ask rather plaintively: “Sometimes is it all too…Continue readingToo many characters?
Unh… 20 Killer Series? It’s satisfying to have a stand-alone book. When you are writing it, that’s the story, and when you’re done you’re done. You can go onto something…Continue reading20 Serial Killers?
Image credit: ThinkStock Hemingway believed “the best writing [happen when you are in love,” which might explain his serial marriages, while others found that romantic tumult spurred their creativity, Shannon…Continue reading10 Tempestuous Writerly Romances