Posts Categorized: ideas

The Pros and Cons of Writing Short Stories

The submission period for the next Fellowship of Fantasy anthology just opened, and I wasn’t going to submit anything. Mostly because I’m in the middle of writing Turrim 3 and I am hoping to have the rough draft finished by the first of June. However, the theme is “fairy tales.” And then I had an… Read more »

What’s So Wrong With Tropes?

Hey hey! I’m feeling a little bit better, so let’s talk tropes. “Trope” of late, has become a bit of a bad word when talking about stories, and I want to take a closer look at them… because I don’t think they’re all that bad. It’s possible they’re simply misunderstood. What is a trope, anyway?… Read more »

Dream Reading Space

I was asked recently if I could write a post about my dream-reading space. Sounds like fun, how hard can it be? Whenever I think about the ideal reading space, it always looks a little something like this in my head: With maybe a little stream running nearby. Or perhaps something like this: But then I… Read more »

First Lines

Is there anything more exciting than picking up your pen and writing the first line of a new book? Is there anything more enchanting than opening the cover of a book and reading that first line? First lines are oftentimes the words upon which we judge the entire reading experience. They draw us in or… Read more »