Catching up and looking forward

Hey friends! I feel like things have been really sporadic around here, which is never my goal, but that's just how life goes sometimes. I've been rather busy for a while now because... da-da-DA!!... I joined a critique group! There are five of us in the group with novels in various stages of completion and … Continue reading Catching up and looking forward

Trope Me This: Medieval Europe Setting

It's very common for fantasies to be set in a medieval Europe-type place, even when the story is set on a different world. Individuals fight with swords and magic, any kind of advanced technology is conspicuously absent - even with all their magical abilities, no one has figured out cars or the internet. Everyone still … Continue reading Trope Me This: Medieval Europe Setting

Meet The Author: Donna Faye

It's been a while since I've had an author interview around here, so I'm REALLY excited to have one to post.  Donna is another friend I've met through Authors' Tale. She is one of the most encouraging and supportive people I've had the honor of meeting within the group. Her style of writing and mine … Continue reading Meet The Author: Donna Faye

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 15

Part 15 of my prompt-based story. To Part 1   ***The Shadows***   189: Beware the shadows.   Allyandrah and Kru’Dael’Nah huddled together on his bed for their final night indoors. Sasha curled up on their legs. Allyandrah woke up often. The steady, heavy breathing of Grandfather relaxed her and settled the anxiety building up … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 15

Trope Me This: The Hidden Prince

No, you didn't read that wrong. Last week, we looked at the hidden princess, and this week, I want to look at her brother, the hidden prince (see what I did there?). The Hidden Prince (sometimes called the Backup Prince) can be created in a number of ways - either by sending the boy away … Continue reading Trope Me This: The Hidden Prince

Trope Me This: The Hidden Princess

This can be kind of a fun trope, actually. Just imagine. Hero receives The Call To Adventure, but since Hero is just ordinary Citizen X of city/town/kingdom/realm, Hero doesn't believe in herself, BUT just at the right moment, Hero discovers an ancient lineage that turns her into royalty and the next Queen or Whatever-High-Ruling-Rank, and … Continue reading Trope Me This: The Hidden Princess

Book Review: The Life Giving Leader by Tyler Reagin

What the book is about:  Reagin shares some key principles he's learned over his career about being a leader that pours life into those who follow them instead of sucking all the life out of those under. He talks about the importance of being healthy as a person, accepting the type of person you are, … Continue reading Book Review: The Life Giving Leader by Tyler Reagin

Guest Post: Crystal M M Burton – 6 tips for writing a fantasy short story

I'm super excited to have Crystal back on here helping us out with writing some fantasy short stories! Great info below. I'm feeling inspired already!    A short story is, by definition, short. It is not a mini-novel and won’t have a lot of the intricacies that a novel has. You want to bring your … Continue reading Guest Post: Crystal M M Burton – 6 tips for writing a fantasy short story