The A, B, Cs of Fantasy

The A, B, Cs of Fantasy

A – Adventure Because a life of stability and hard work just isn’t in the cards. B – Battle Something to break up all the walking, riding, and sailing long distances. C – Crown A bauble to fight over. D – Dwarf A short, sturdy creature...
Writing Prompts 2

Writing Prompts 2

Looking to write but can’t think what to write about? Here are five writing prompts to give you an idea to build around. 1 – Three strangers meet at a crossroads and share a camp fire. 2 – An accident results in an heirloom breaking. Something was...
Writing Prompts 1

Writing Prompts 1

Looking to write but can’t think what to write about? Here are five writing prompts to give you an idea to build around. 1 – Someone has been killing magic users, but no one knows how they’ve been doing it. 2 – A ship appears on the horizon,...
Why Science Fantasy Works

Why Science Fantasy Works

I hear the question come up every once in a while: “Can I write fantasy set in a sci-fi universe?” There seems to be some cognitive dissonance involved with the meeting of these two genres, and it comes down to preconceptions about what each really is....