What does it take to make your fantasy world come alive on paper? Scott Drakeford, author of the upcoming debut Rise of the Mages, joined us on the blog to talk about his book and the worldbuilding that came with writing it. Check out his post below! By Scott Drakeford Fantasy worlds give life to…
We are still absolutely OBSESSED with the cover of To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini, so to celebrate the release of the paperback on October 19, we’re resharing an exclusive interview between Christopher and cover designer Lindy Martin! Check out their Q&A here, and a big thanks to Inside Faceout for providing this piece (original article here).
Everything is change and everything ends, but can old things become new again?
Check out Alaya Dawn Johnson, author of the acclaimed novel Trouble the Saints, and her essay below on publishing a novel for the first time in six years and writing about structural inequality, colorism, judicial and extra-judicial violence.
Even in the darkest of times, hope wins. Bree Bridges, half of writing duo Kit Rocha (of Deal with the Devil and The Devil You Know fame!) knows what it’s like to write books that are almost alarmingly relevant to our social and political climate. Check out her essay below on writing in times of turmoil,…
What does trail building have to do with world building? Brian Staveley, author of The Empire’s Ruin, joins us today to talk about the world building process for his new series and how trail building in real life translated to his fiction writing. Check it out here!
How does one go about surviving a dragon encounter? Jenn Lyons, author of the Chorus of Dragons series, has a simple answer: Just don’t meet one. BUT if your dragon-y meet and greet is unavoidable, she has the following advice to give. Check out today’s Dragon Week: Tokyo Drift piece below!
Question: If you could replace your human body parts with dragon parts, would you? Kel Kade, author of Fate of the Fallen and Destiny of the Dead, weighs in with the pros and cons of embracing your best scaly self. Check out Kel’s thoughts here! By Kel Kade The practice of splicing, the act of magically replacing the…
Would you slap someone for a free beer? In the world of The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman, you can do just that…if the person in question is a debtor. Check out the rules on how to slap someone for a free drink below!
What’s it like to write a character that is, maybe, a little smarter than you? Ryan Van Loan, author of The Sin in the Steel and the upcoming sequel, The Justice in Revenge, talks about his experience writing super smart characters in the below guest post. Check it out here!