We're excited to share a special blog feature by Melissa McShane, author of the Extraordinaries series, beginning with BURNING BRIGHT, and the novels of Tremontane, SERVANT OF THE CROWN, RIDER OF THE CROWN, and AGENT OF THE CROWN. Today Melissa shares her experience about the writing conference she attended this year. Happy Reading! Forget About the … Continue reading Advice for Authors – “Continuing Education” featuring Melissa McShane
The authors of We Write Fantasy each have their own process for reaching "The End" in their books. While no method is the one for everyone, it never hurts to look at what someone else is doing to help yourself learn and grow. My method has changed over the years and what worked for me … Continue reading Writing Hacks: Writing a Book in 10 Easy Steps
We're so excited at We Write Fantasy for Author Melissa McShane's brand new release! If you've been following us for a while, you may remember Melissa's new series: The Last Oracle, released back in February. We're super excited to share the sequel with you today. Congratulations Melissa on your release! We can't wait to dive … Continue reading New Release from Melissa McShane!
What is flash fiction? It’s an itty bitty story, generally under 1,000 words or 3 printed pages. Fresh fantasy and sci fi flash fiction every Friday! *Please pardon grammar whoopsies. They will be fixed when this story is published in a collection later this year. “Dreams of Gold” A Fantasy Flash Fiction By K. D. … Continue reading Friday Flash Fiction with K.D. Jones
This week, I wanted to repost something I recently shared from my author blog. In today's mercurial market, it can be a challenge just keeping your spirits up. Even established authors get discouraged from time to time. It's important we keep our eyes on the end goal, and always remember the reason we do this … Continue reading A Writer’s Journey: What Defines Success?
A few weeks ago, we covered the 5 Things Your Website Needs to Do. Sometimes getting there is easier said than done, so here are a few great examples of sites that get it right. These examples are clear on author brand, are easy to navigate with a clean, professional feel, and tell the reader … Continue reading Writing Hacks: Great Websites
It can be difficult, juggling family and work duties, but for most professional writers, the challenge is even harder. Because while there are a few fortunate authors, who don't require a day job, most of us have to make time for our craft. See what our authors have to say: "You have to prioritize. There … Continue reading Writer’s Digest – Ask Our Authors
Remember how everything was magical when you were a kid? K.D. Jones captures this magical realism in this week's Friday Flash Fiction. Happy reading! “Purple Rain” A Fantasy Flash Fiction By K. D. Jones The little girl cupped her palms together as it began to rain. “Why is the rain clear, Mother?” “Because that’s … Continue reading Friday Flash Fiction with K.D. Jones
While our crew loves fantasy, we also read other genres as well. Something every author will tell you is to read. Read more than you write and don't limit yourself to one genre. A few of us, while we write mostly fantasy, are huge science fiction, mystery and historical fiction nerds. As several of us … Continue reading Books We Love – Our Favorite May Reads
I've been working on a side project recently that deals with a lot of fantasy from days gone past. If you asked me what my inspirations were for any given book I've written, chances are I would not mention a movie I'd seen when I was 8 years old. But as I research for said … Continue reading Writing Hacks: Childhood Inspiration