Introducing Blood & Brute & Ginger Root, a new paranormal fantasy releasing today. I've had great fun creating this story and its characters and very much look forward to continuing it as a stand alone series. I like to think of it as a sort of love letter to the genre and all of the … Continue reading Blood & Brute & Ginger Root Release
I was terrified of writing short fiction before I decided to give it a shot. As fantasy writers, sometimes comfortably writing books as long—or longer—than 500 printed pages, thinking of cramming a full story into 3 pages is daunting. However, I believe all forms of writing strengthen you as a writer. Flash fiction, especially, makes … Continue reading Friday Flash Fiction with K.D. Jones
Hey everyone, welcome to We Write Fantasy, a fun space for lovers of the genre (including its many sub-genres), authors and aspiring writers. We have a little bit of everything here, from writing hacks, world-building guides, and free fiction. Occasionally, we also help spread the word for our authors and their latest releases. Today we're proud … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Blackbriar Cove by Jennifer Silverwood
Miss Chapter 3? We're excited to bring another installment of Sara C. Roethle's exclusive online-only serial, The Demon Code. While Sara is posting new chapters on her blog as well, we will be sharing every other Friday with you. Miss chapter three? Click on this link for access to the third installment 🙂 Happy Reading #fantasyavengers! … Continue reading Minor Magics Serial with Sara C. Roethle!
Recently, I began reading Writing with Emotion, Tension, & Conflict by Cheryl St. John. It’s part reference and part textbook for learning the techniques needed to craft an expressive and compelling novel. Her first chapter launches with the concept of conflict. What exactly is conflict? You know it when you see it. I like to … Continue reading Conflict & Characters
I don’t do any plotting when I write micro fiction. I just start with an idea, usually a place, a person, or a thing, and just run with it, letting my imagination pull me in whatever direction it wants. Try it! I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing micro fiction once I started. … Continue reading Friday Flash Fiction with K.D. Jones
Soon, I’ll be drafting my first historical paranormal. It’s the story of a witch who has transcended time. Her contribution to the world? Bringing supernaturals to America. Not a straightforward story, especially when the main character existed before history’s dark ages. I found an unexpected resource in a History channel program—Ancient Aliens. The episode I … Continue reading Documentaries as Research
Welcome to another Writer's Digest! Once a month, we ask our tribe at WWF questions about craft and bring their answers to you. Before we dive into this week's topic, keep our words with a grain of salt. What works for one writer may not work for the next. Our hope is that you're able to learn … Continue reading Writer’s Digest – Ask Our Authors
Miss Chapter 2? We're excited to bring another installment of Sara C. Roethle's exclusive online-only serial, The Demon Code. While Sara is posting new chapters on her blog as well, we will be sharing every other Friday with you. Miss chapter two? Click on this link for access to the second installment 🙂 Happy Reading … Continue reading Minor Magics Serial with Sara C. Roethle!
In the last post, I mentioned finding inspiration through documentaries. Today, I’ll show you how to create an actual story with that spark. Show: Two-hour Ancient Aliens Special on Artificial Intelligence Idea: Artificial Intelligence Gone Bad Wait! Hasn’t That Been Done Before? We all know that there aren’t any truly original thoughts in fiction. Right? … Continue reading SF Benson: Using Ideas from Television