Archive | May 2011

You are browsing the site archives by date.

In Love With The Fantastic Middle Ages


Tweet of the Day: Are Happy Endings a Must? ——– What is it about the European Middle Ages (and their Japanese counterpart) that fascinates us so? Is it a longing for a simpler time, a Golden Age? Perhaps we want to live our lives under the code of Chivalry and Courtly Love? Maybe it is […]

TV Tropes Monday: Magic A is Magic A


Tweet of the Day: In Real Life ——- “Magic” is what defines the speculative in speculative fiction. And by magic I mean those elements that allow for for things that simply cannot exist in the world as we know it, such as mind-reading, teleportation and Faster than Light Travel, to name a few. In essence […]

Sunday Tweet: How to Avoid the Trap of Making Your Characters Unlikable


Tweet of the Day: How to Avoid the Trap of Making Your Characters Unlikable ——– The subject of this Sunday’s tweet (see link above) is characters, specifically how to avoid making your characters unlikable. You want your readers to connect with your story and that means connecting with your characters. Sure, most people don’t like […]

Weekend Roundup: May 22-28 with a Blog Chain


Tweet of the Day: Writing Urban Fantasy Without Vampires, Detectives or Tramp-Stamped Chicks ——- Before we go to the main event, I present to you the week in post: Sun: Some of the Dumbest and Smartest things a fellow author did on her way to publication. Mon: Royals who actually do something, brought to you […]

Short Story Friday: Severus the Rogue


Tweet of the Day: Why I Like ‘The Lost Girl’ ——- On following chapters: each new installment will have a link to the chapter before it and the one after. It saves me a lot of work not having to link each installment together. 2 ——- Sorry for the the delay. A lot on my […]

May Flash Fiction Challenge: The Tour


Tweet of the Day: Killing Time OST- 21c- Nerves ——- I hope more people join in the challenge this month.  I’ve learned that I love to read flash fiction. The random sentence generated by WritingFix.com for this month is: “He should have never been there in the first place.” Now for the rules of the challenge. […]

Wizards’ World War: Dispatch 9- Fire and Brimstone


Tweet of the Day: Has Your Protagonist Changed His Ways? ——- Intro– Dispatch 8 – 10 ——- Church of Christ the Redeemer, Little Rock, Arkansas, July 24th, 10:06 a.m. The gospel singer belted out the last stanza of the hymn to the thundering rhythm of the rock band. Applause rocked the walls of the building […]