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Off With Their Heads!

Off With Their Heads!

*TRIGGER WARNING* ...

Twist & Shout

Twist & Shout

We all love a good plot twist, don’t we? Just when we think we know where the story is going, the unexpected comes out of nowhere and gives us a thrill. Because no one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

What is a Plot Twist?

A plot twist is an unexpected complication, development, or piece of information. It can...

NA: A New Cup of Tea

NA: A New Cup of Tea

Many of you may not have heard about the still budding genre referred to as NA: New Adult Fiction. That’s because it’s still developing as a type of writing. Thankfully I’m seeing more and more discussion about it on Twitter and other social media sites. This is an issue that’s near and dear to my...

Thrills & Chills

Thrills & Chills

With all the thrills and scares within our works, the difference between horror and thrillers can prove to be a bit challenging. Here are a few tips that you can use to ensure that you can create the best possible story in each genre.

Plot

One of the many things that separate the two genres...

Writing Fantasy

Writing Fantasy

What is your approach to writing fantasy? What are some tips? I have been asked these questions several times. Normally, I fumble over the answers unsure of how I actually came up with all the details in my world, until now. Creating a fantasy world, or even writing in one, has a great number of...

Out of This World

Out of This World

I’ve been writing science fiction since 1980. There was no question of my writing anything else (other than fantasy, which is essentially the same thing). My start was simply writing a story and sending it off to SF magazines. After my third submission to Asimov’s, the editor wrote: “we would like to see more...

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