This two-part article looks at the nature of things and how they’re formed. Part one will examine oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, and deserts. Part two will look at forests, mountains, hills, swamps, snow, ice, and volcanoes.
Reading is an important way for a writer to learn the craft. Much of what I’ve picked up has come from seeing how others do things. This article shares some techniques I’ve found helpful to get the most out of reading.
Another varied bunch of helpful delights for you this week, with some interesting topics for you to ponder: a firefighter’s guide to fighting dragons, loglines and pitches, multimedia books, and writing character thoughts.
I've updated my list of publishers of short fantasy fiction. There's now a hefty seventy publishers listed on there. One of them is bound to accept a submission, right? I've got my fingers crossed for you.
A story's theme takes a hard look at the meaning of things, examines deep-rooted ideas. A story with a theme is a story with a point. This article looks at the definition of ‘theme’ before exploring ways for you to come up with or uncover your themes and lastly, how to weave them into your stories.
Happy International Women’s Day! A day to celebrate the inspiring achievements of all women across the globe. “What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing.”
Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration in the articles that feature in today’s post. This week, investing in your writing career, the influences of women, writing too much, and vital elements of a story. Thank you, writers, for the wonderfully helpful content.
A million thank you's Brandon for nominating me for this award. To know you regard my blog worthy of consideration means a hell of a lot, and it also gives me a bit of affirmation that I'm not wasting my time with this writing lark.
A quick update post.
I've finished some much-needed maintenance to a couple of pages.
Life changed a great deal for women during the Middle Ages, reducing the majority to three societal statuses: Maiden, Wife, and Widow. Get some inspiration for your fantasy stories with today's Fantasy Friday article.
Welcome to another instalment of Sharing is Caring Thursday. We're now into March and supposedly Spring. But a cold wind is blowing from the east, bringing with it some beastly weather. A fine excuse to stay inside and read and write.
This week: nouns v pronouns, bad writing advice, how to write a synopsis, and 38 calls for submissions for paying markets. Thank you, writers, for the wonderfully helpful content!