Lost in a Good Story – A Note From the Editor

I often get lost in good stories. They suck me in so far that I have trouble pulling myself out. However, I have also read stories that I could not possibly finish and I wonder how they became “classics.” For example, Harry Potter sucks me in, but even though I love King Arthur legends, I... Continue Reading →

Make “Someday” Today

Do you have a goal, yet tell yourself “someday?”  As the days and years go by you still cling on to the “someday” but never make any real progress.  Using writing as an example because it’s something I can relate to, many people I’ve met who say they like to write never finish a manuscript. ... Continue Reading →

Are Clichés Always Bad?

The first topics I started blogging about were clichés.  As a young and idealistic writer, I saw them as bad things that should be avoided at all cost.  Now with a couple years of age and experience under my belt I don’t approach the topic as black and white anymore.  I still stand by the... Continue Reading →

Writing and Observing

If a person is going to set out on the adventure known as writing, then he/she needs to observe the world.  It is particularly important to pay attention to cultural and societal changes. Paying attention to the news can be overwhelmingly depressing.  It will give the impression that everyone hates everyone and that no one... Continue Reading →

Meet the People of Goandria: Ferrorians

Periodically I will give brief and basic descriptions of the races that populate the fantasy world of Goandria, the novel series I wrote. Ferrorians- A diminutive people that were enslaved to the worlox during the demons' reign.  They now reside in an underground city called Untervel.  These creatures average about one to three feet tall... Continue Reading →

What Characters Do You Find Relatable?

Today things are going to be a bit different.  I would like to ask my readers what sort of characters they find most relatable.  What qualities in a character make you root for him/her?  Is it their flaws?  Is it whether they look like you?  Essentially, I want to know what types of characters have... Continue Reading →

Goandria: The Schism

  Goandria lies under the cruel rule of worlox demons. Emerging from an unknown realm, they claim large swaths of the northern territories for their own. The wizards, blessed with power from Voshnore, continue their fight against them with little success. Pushed back to the south, generation to generation, year by year, they labor in... Continue Reading →

The Dark Lord

In Fantasy, the concept of an evil Dark Lord is considered cliched.  I read many articles bemoaning the concept because it’s been used so often in the genre.  Similar to “the chosen one” the Dark Lord trope is often used.  However, this is a cliché I enjoy. For me there is something mystifying about a... Continue Reading →

Is Traditional Publishing Relevant?

I’ve discussed both traditional and independent publishing in the past.  While I see both as viable options with heavy pros and cons, neither is really surprise to the other in my opinion.  With the sheer difficulty, for good or ill, to land an publishing contract through the top 5, I’ve wondered how relevant it is... Continue Reading →

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