Gordon Van Gelder, Editor of the venerable Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction once famously quipped, "I'm allergic to elves." What is it about fantasy races, be they dwarves or halflings or gnomes or even elves, that makes them so off-putting...
The journey continues with the a revelation: who is Jill and what is her real involvement with "The Order?"
My thoughts and helpful things I've discovered while trying to write on my own. Tips and tricks for creating your own work of Fantasy or Science Fiction.
While my Code Chronicles sit in a drawer awaiting some heavy editing, I've decided to hone in on the whole entire fantasy writing process, from World Building to story, one step at a time. Step One...
Comparing and contrasting fictional books and characters
The perfect villain does not necessarily have to be pure evil with no other side to him or her. Personality, emotion, mystique, and even likability all go a long way in constructing a villain that will stay in the media for years on end and will be seen by many as the perfect.
Step Five in my writing process is to flash summarize my novel from beginning to end. In this hub, I offer an example synopsis for a book, which I use as a prewriting activity to summarize my novel.
Diversity is the answer. Learn to find YOUR hidden complexity by thinking through what gives you an "outsider" perspective. Everyone can do this. Use my example.
My creative process for creating compelling fantasy characters. This is my Step Two in the process of writing a fantasy.
Worldbuilding for science fiction is an often complicated process. This article attempts to give people writing a science fiction novel a place to begin.