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!
Before author Aggie Blum Thompson wrote her debut novel I Don’t Forgive You, she was a real-life crime reporter for papers like The Boston Globe and The Washington Post. Read about her experience over on our blog!
T. L. Huchu brings ghosts, Zimbabwean magic, and mystery into an alternate Edinburgh in his new book The Library of the Dead. But how did he go about creating a new type of Edinburgh? Check out his article here!
Every fantasy world needs a map, right? But what happens when the map needs to come from the hands of the characters you’ve written? Lucinda Roy, author of upcoming speculative fiction novel The Freedom Race, discusses her journey to drawing the maps in her book and how her characters helped shape the art she created. Check out the article PLUS our exclusive map reveal below!
Many fantasy worlds have their own rules, magic, and language for readers to learn and devour throughout the course of the book…but what about the most important part of getting familiar with a new, fantastical vocabulary? No, not how to say ‘yes’ or ‘please.’ We’re talking about the SWEARING. Christopher Buehlman, author of The Blacktongue Thief, has kindly provided us with a very detailed guide to all the cursing potential in his new novel. Check it out here!