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Fantasy Writing Discussions December 9, 2013
08-Dec-13 By: Mythic Scribes
Could this work…… using stars to tell the months? Could this be plausible, I don’t know much about stars and how they move about, why some sometimes shine brighter and whatnot, but I had an idea that… Zodiac/horoscope systems Inspired by the calendar thread, this would probably fit there, but… meh. So in the real...
Writing Historical Fantasy – Interview with Ian Tregillis
08-Dec-13 By: Katharine
Ian Tregillis is the author of the Milkweed Triptych trilogy, and is a contributor to George R. R. Martin’s Wild Cards series. His latest book is , a noir urban fantasy detective story of fallen angels and nightclub stigmatics. He joins us to answer questions on writing both historical fantasy and alternate history. Your work...
Fantasy Writing Discussions December 2, 2013
01-Dec-13 By: Mythic Scribes
Should you force yourself to write? This has always been a huge issue for me, because I know where I want my story to go and I know how I want it to get there, but I can go weeks… Your favorite Character Backstories I love when a character’s history is revealed, especially when the...
Why You Should Burn Your NaNoWriMo Novel
30-Nov-13 By: Philip Overby
If you’re reading this, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is over and you have one of the following in your quivering, coffee-stained hands: A string of nonsensical words that closely resemble the ramblings of a mad centaur. 50,000 words that are mostly just alternations of “I hate this” or “Crap!” A pretty solid attempt at...
Fantasy Writing Discussions November 25, 2013
24-Nov-13 By: Mythic Scribes
Mythic Scribes Fantasy Survey Results (w/Discussion) I conducted a survey last month based off another survey Nihal had posted before. Here are the results of this survey: 1. What genres do you… Narrative distance: close in, far off, and the value of both I’m not sure how much interest these dissections generate, but no one’s...
The Great Free Book Debate: The Readers
24-Nov-13 By: Guest Author
This is the first in a two-part series by Alexandra Butcher. Indie authors are given an almost overwhelming amount of advice about promoting and marketing their book, a great deal of which is contradictory. It has to be said there is NO single path to take which works for every author. One person may find...
Fantasy Writing Discussions November 18, 2013
17-Nov-13 By: Mythic Scribes
Map Making Thought I would share a map I made for one of WIP’s. It’s got a long way to go…need to work a lot of the names out. The borders of the forests need… Characters getting a mind of their own Has anyone had a character change their nature independent of your own designs?...
Embracing My Inner Fanboy – 10 Things That Fuel My Obsession With a Story
17-Nov-13 By: Nathan Lauffer
“I don’t really like Fantasy or Science Fiction, but I think I’ll write stories in those genres anyway.” -No one This month I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo. It had been a while since I had written anything, and I felt like it would be a good opportunity to try. Then life happened…a lot. And,...
Fantasy Writing Discussions November 11, 2013
10-Nov-13 By: Mythic Scribes
Your Last Draft In your estimation, how do you come to the conclusion your novel is finished? You’ve done everything you can do to make it as good as possible,… What constitutes bad writing? In your opinion, what constitutes as bad writing and what constitutes as good writing? Faeries, Elves, Orcs, how they would play...
Mastering Multiple POV in 6 Steps
10-Nov-13 By: Lisa Walker England
Multiple POV storytelling has a bad rap. Sure, the practice of splitting a single narrative across multiple characters’ perspectives has a long history. And its popularity continues to expand as our society grows ever more distrustful of singular truth, in favor of individual realities. But multiple POV writing is not without its critics—and some of...