When we think of fantasy, we often think of huge, epic quests to save the world. Defeat the dark lord, restore the light, and bring peace to the entire land. But sometimes, fantasy can - and should - be small-scale. While reading The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson after my fiction fast, I was … Continue reading The Pros of Small-Scale Fantasy
Announcing a New Fantasy Adventure!
Last July, I published my first fantasy book, a novella called The Dragon's Den. Putting this book out into the world was a dream come true, as fantasy is one of my favorite genres, and one that has influenced me the most throughout my life. Dragons, especially, played a big part in my dream to … Continue reading Announcing a New Fantasy Adventure!
Our Snow – A fantasy flash fiction story
No. 30/100 flash fiction stories Bela Thornfield stared out her window, longing to be anywhere else. No, not just anywhere else, but North, where—according to her elven penpal—the fields were covered with glorious white snow. Here at the Southern Ridge, everything was just…green. And brown. “Can’t you do something about it?” she’d asked Grandpa Rabick. … Continue reading Our Snow – A fantasy flash fiction story
Mistborn Era 1: Trope Subversion at Its Finest
As some of you know, I've become a huge fan of Brandon Sanderson in the past year. His Stormlight Archive series blew me away and I eagerly devoured more, this time the first Mistborn series. I plan on buying the rest of his Cosmere books with Christmas money and reading them this year. Why? Because … Continue reading Mistborn Era 1: Trope Subversion at Its Finest
Calling All Beta Readers!
Eyes. Haze’s breath froze in her throat. Beady black eyes locked onto her past the end of her arrow tip. He can’t see me. There’s no way. And yet, there was more than just a simple look in those eyes. He was watching her. Waiting. He didn’t even try to speak or raise his voice … Continue reading Calling All Beta Readers!
Atonement’s End: A fantasy character study
Tsarra wondered when home had become the last place she wanted to be. That same old door that had greeted her with a welcoming creak since before she could hold a javelin was now an untrustworthy friend that would proclaim her failings to the whole house as soon as she stepped inside. Hours ago, she … Continue reading Atonement’s End: A fantasy character study
Reblog: Here’s What Happens When You Overcomplicate Sci-Fi and Fantasy by E. M. Sherwood Foster
Fantasy and science fiction as writing genres hold so many possibilities when it comes to creating a vibrant story (not that other genres don’t). I’m just saying that because both genres produce works that focus on worldbuilding and rich descriptions, writers’ minds go crazy with creating their own universes. It is definitely possible to go … Continue reading Reblog: Here’s What Happens When You Overcomplicate Sci-Fi and Fantasy by E. M. Sherwood Foster
The Lion of Garatoth: A fantasy short story
Want to help me get a standing desk? Check out the details in the donation box below the post and read my stories on Vocal! I glanced back toward the camp. It was simply a dot in the middle of the drylands now, but I could still go back. Back to what? Both before and behind … Continue reading The Lion of Garatoth: A fantasy short story
Rush: A Fantasy Flash Fiction Story
Want to help me get a standing desk? Check out the details in the donation box below the post and read my stories on Vocal! No. 26/100 100-word short stories for my 100 follower celebration! The wind stole air from my lungs. Tears streamed from my eyes, blending with the moisture of the damp clouds. My skin … Continue reading Rush: A Fantasy Flash Fiction Story
The Stormlight Archive: An Outstanding Model of Good Series Writing
Want to help me get a standing desk? Check out the details in the donation box below the post and read my stories on Vocal! Once upon a time, I heard of an author named Brandon Sanderson. I picked up one of his books, Warbreaker, and enjoyed it. Then completely forgot about it...until one day I … Continue reading The Stormlight Archive: An Outstanding Model of Good Series Writing