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

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

Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 12

Part 12 of my ongoing story. To Part 1.   ***Magic***   161: You can call it luck, but I know it’s magic.   Commander Tra’Khil had been leading the party for days into the increasing cold and snow of winter. “Apologies, sire, we had not planned on this particular course of action,” Tra’Khil said … Continue reading Allyandrah and Kru’Nah: Part 12

Trope Me This: The Chosen One

Aragorn. Richard Rahl. Harry Potter. Katniss Everdeen. Bella Swan? (okay, okay, don't get so mad) What do all these people have in common? Yes, the title gives it away. They have all been chosen, in some manner or another, to avert or subvert the LOOMING DISASTER UPON ALL THINGS, but there's no real clear reason … Continue reading Trope Me This: The Chosen One

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

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

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

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