I love a good creation myth. Don’t you? It’s one of the things that makes Fantasy great and also gives a story a truly robust feel. Even… Read more “World building with mythology”
If 2020 hasn’t been wild enough, have you ever thought about what it will be like for authors who are writing stories SET in 2020 (in full or part) in the future?
The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced a lot of change into peoples’ lives all over the world. For many of us, we are all staying home a… Read more “COVID Reading Discoveries”
You may have read that the amazing author and word artist Carlos Ruiz Zafon passed away last week. Zafon’s writing has touched millions and he has been… Read more “A Tribute to Carlos Ruiz Zafon”
To a writer, the blank page and the blinking cursor can be things of nightmares. Like those three little anticipatory dots in a text, they say so… Read more “On Writing and Creating Something from Nothing”
Hi world! Things are pretty crazy right now, aren’t they? Wherever you are, I hope you are healthy, safe and happy. A lot of us have tons… Read more “Social Distancing Reading Recommendations”
As we all know, writers like to use their craft to make social commentary. What safer way is there to remark on a social, religious or political issue than to drag fictional people through the coals of said issue? It’s like holding up a mirror, but not quite as direct.
You know how the music you loved in your early teen years tends to be the stuff that nostalgia is made of in your adult years, the… Read more “Childhood Nostalgia: The Book Version”
I don’t do book reviews often as I am much more inclined to share a list of what I’m reading and why I’m intrigued by those titles.… Read more “Reading Recommendation: The Ten Thousand Doors of January”
As an avid reader and someone who is not particularly constrained by genre/time period or author, I love to keep track of trends that I notice in… Read more “Literary Trend Spotting: Books about Books”