Trope Me This: Good vs. Evil

Tropes are everywhere, as I discussed in my last post. They can be very useful tools to build a world that readers can settle into easily, but they can also be crutches that leave your story totally crippled.  So, how does one use a trope effectively so that the story is enhanced?  I want to … Continue reading Trope Me This: Good vs. Evil

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 10

In honor of my fantasy writing series, I’m going to share with you the bones of a fantasy story I’m writing that I’ve totally fallen in love with. It obviously needs SO much work, but it highlights so many things I love about fantasy.  This story progresses further by various writing prompts given in Author’s … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 10

Book Review: The Purple Kitty by Vickie J. Litten

What the book is about:  Eddie and her sister, Dory, fly to China to visit their mother, an archaeologist. On the flight to the island where their mother is, the plane flies into a terrible storm and the girls are forced to jump. When Eddie awakes several days later, she learns that Dory has been … Continue reading Book Review: The Purple Kitty by Vickie J. Litten

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 9

In honor of my fantasy writing series, I’m going to share with you the bones of a fantasy story I’m writing that I’ve totally fallen in love with. It obviously needs SO much work, but it highlights so many things I love about fantasy.  This story progresses further by various writing prompts given in Author’s … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 9

Writing Fantasy: Using Tropes

Ah, trope me this: use them or avoid them (like the plague)? Is that terrible to start a blog post with a terrible trope (also known as a cliche)? Yes, probably. But it stays.  In my writing and researching about writing journey, I've seen lots of discussion on this particular topic and, after reading dozens of … Continue reading Writing Fantasy: Using Tropes

Book Review: The Bear and His Daughter by Peter Fane

What the book is about:  Liz and her brother, Teagan, were out checking the trap lines when they came across a dead grey bear. As unusual as that was, the tiny bear cub trying to defend its dead mother was even more unusual. Liz, Teagan, and their brother Evan, now have to deal with the … Continue reading Book Review: The Bear and His Daughter by Peter Fane

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 8

In honor of my fantasy writing series, I'm going to share with you the bones of a fantasy story I'm writing that I've totally fallen in love with. It obviously needs SO much work, but it highlights so many things I love about fantasy.  This story progresses further by various writing prompts given in Author's … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 8

Writing Fantasy: Big Decisions

I hope you all enjoyed the mess of guest authors these past weeks: Michael R. Baker, Megan, A. M. Deese, Steven A. Guglich, R. E. Fisher, and Melody Greene. Now it's MY turn again! This week, I want to talk about BIG DECISIONS while writing, and specifically while writing fantasy. To keep a bit of … Continue reading Writing Fantasy: Big Decisions

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 7

In honor of my fantasy writing series, I'm going to share with you the bones of a fantasy story I'm writing that I've totally fallen in love with. It obviously needs SO much work, but it highlights so many things I love about fantasy.  This story progresses further by various writing prompts given in Author's … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 7

Guest Post: Melody Greene: Someday My Princes Will Come

Welcome back to the final week of my guest post fantasy series! This has been SO MUCH FUN for me to get to dive into the minds of other fantasy writers, to read where they land on issues, and to see what they write about when given ultimate freedom.  The final post here wraps up … Continue reading Guest Post: Melody Greene: Someday My Princes Will Come