Today I bring you a guest post by Ross Hughes, who wrote an article about how modern fantasy is trending away from fictitious races and what he thinks where fantasy is headed these days.
This is book 2 of the Wildifre Cycle and continues the story from both Kingshold and Tales of Kingshold (two books before book 2, what? I know but you can read here if you want to know more). 95% of Kingshold took place in the titular city and I tried really hard to make it come alive in the story, but also tried to do that in a couple of other ways too. There is the great landscape of the city of Kingshold that was made by Jeff Brown and there was the map of the city. It’s these things that I am here to talk about today. Maps! And…
So you want to be an author? Awesome! Keith McArdle, author of SPFBO4 entrant Fallen Empire, the first book of the Ironstone Saga - find an excerpt at the bottom of this article - and a few other books besides has some advice for you!
All of us got pet peeves, aren't we? My newest guest, Andy Peloquin decided to write up an article about anti-stereotypes he enjoys reading about. Let's face it, we all like to turn our back on stereotypes and find something new and fresh wich twists these tropes we know too well.
Amanda, like a hawk sensing its prey, swept in and took the opportunity. Which made me pretty happy, because, well, you know, I'm a music addict, so finally someone combined my two love: books and music! Amanda gives us a glimpse how she uses music during her story. This article is rather interesting, so hopefully you'll like it as much as I do!
Today I'm hosting Jesse Teller on my blog, with a short story about music and life.