Hey all, I recently had the chance to interview the editors from Transmundane Press. As you may recall reading on this blog, I've got a story in their upcoming collection, ON TIME. If you've ever wondered about short story anthologies--the appeal, the process, how to submit to them--then this episode is for you. The editors … Continue reading All About Anthologies
I've finally made it back to the podcast.
Richie Billing and I have finished another episode of our writing podcast, The Fantasy Writer's Toolshed. This episode should appeal to all writers, whether they are genre or literary authors. This time Richie and I discussed several of the so-called "writing rules." I think we managed to convey a good bit of writing wisdom amid … Continue reading FWTS Episode 6 – Writing Rules
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKtN5pIeAPc&feature=youtu.be This month, Richie and I have a real treat for short form writers. This is going to be another long episode, a deep dive, maybe the deepest dive, into a topic that is near and dear to both of us. That, of course, is the short story. In this episode, we distill our shared … Continue reading FWTS Episode 4 – The Short Story
The most recent episode of the Fantasy Writers' Toolshed has dropped on YouTube! In this episode, I interview historical fiction author Paul Cunningham. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc7EmAKxOTM&t=235s All cards on the table, Paul is a friend of mine. We were English teachers in Korea for several years together. But that doesn't change the fact that he is a … Continue reading FWTS Mini Episode – Historical Fiction
So we finally dove into a real writing topic. This was something that came up in comments and discussions all over the web, as it's one of the most iconic and important things fantasy writers do. I'm talking, of course, about worldbuilding. One of the reasons I think fantasy as a genre doesn't get the … Continue reading FWTS Episode Three – World Building
Hey all! The second episode of my and Richie Billing's podcast on fantasy writing is now out on YouTube and other podcast distributors, such as Spotify. In this episode, we follow the topic of fantasy tropes introduced in the first episode, but this time we show some examples of works which employed tropes in new … Continue reading FWTS – Episode 2