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Fantasy Writing Community


A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Descriptions – Part 2
26-Apr-15   By: Nils Ödlund

This is the second part of my Beginner’s Guide to Writing Descriptions. The first part can be found here. In this part of the guide I’m relying heavily on the belief that the best images and the strongest impressions we get from stories are those we create in our own minds. I’m sure there are […]



What Your Local Librarian Can Do for Authors
19-Apr-15   By: Featured Author

This article is by Jane Chirgwin. You might already use libraries for books, movies and internet, but have you considered how your local librarian can help you as an author? I’m a Library Director, so let me give you the inside scoop. (Side note: not everyone who works at a library is a librarian, just […]



Channel Your Inner Samurai – How Being an Author is Like Performing Martial Arts
04-Apr-15   By: Featured Author

This article is by K.S. Crooks. I began my life-long journey with martial arts at the age of eight, when my mother enrolled me in my first judo class. Being a very small boy, she thought that it would give me strength and confidence. It gave me those, plus much more. In high school I […]



Fantasy Writing Discussions March 29, 2015
29-Mar-15   By: Mythic Scribes

Ilium – cool plot/setting but weak characters Spoiler for Ilium by Dan Simmons below. Has anyone ever read a novel with a very interesting world and concepts and the plot kept you going, but… Writer or Observer? A lot of people talk about writing stories and developing characters, although for me personally, over the years […]



Fantasy Writing Discussions March 26, 2015
26-Mar-15   By: Mythic Scribes

Tragic heroes and their tragic flaws I have always been interested in classic literature, especially ones that involve tragic heroes. I don’t think all stories with tragic heroes have to… Spider People I decided to include another two races into my WIP, and while one are the Naga which are going to be pretty usual […]



Understanding How Readers Read
22-Mar-15   By: Nils Ödlund

When I started writing – three, maybe four, years ago – I just wrote. I didn’t really think much about it as I sat there with my laptop, tapping down my stories and making things up. I was happy with how they turned out. I had a good time, and I made up some really […]



Fantasy Writing Discussions March 20, 2015
20-Mar-15   By: Mythic Scribes

Can it be too long? I completed the first draft of my first fantasy novel late last year. I handwrote the first draft. I have been typing up, editing and finalizing it…. Family trees, naming conventions and genetic disease I was wondering if anyone else had run into issues with naming a vast quantity of […]



5 Steps to Effective Editing
15-Mar-15   By: Featured Author

This article is by Sydney A. Kneller. Once you’ve agonized your way through a story or novel, you breathe a sigh of relief that your task is finally done. But the truth is, the hard word is just beginning. Before you can send your work out to be seen by the world, you need to […]



Fantasy Writing Discussions March 9, 2015
09-Mar-15   By: Mythic Scribes

Tell me about your project Hey guys, I just wanted to pop in and ask what you all are working on. If you haven’t written a query letter, this is a fine time to do one. If you… Novel Titles I have no idea how to come up with a title for my novel. I […]



Putting Your Novel Where Your Mouth Is
08-Mar-15   By: Philip Overby

Talking about writing can be fun. Hell, I love it. But a year ago I realized that I needed to stop yapping so much and start tapping more. The keys, that is. It’s lonely, hair-pulling work sometimes, but I had to keep my nose to the grindstone. No matter how much I wanted to chat […]







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