The words “never seen again” are the creepiest phrase I’ve ever heard. They show up in childhood fantasy tales, as well as horror stories. So any story, fiction or fact, with those words haunts me. They are creepy and fascinating and a mystery usually not solved. I’ve heard stories, reports and tall tales about people … Read more
Attack kittens. I gave my nephew a shirt with a kitten like a fire breathing dragon attacking a city. I found these as shirts at Amazon. Little monster kittens like King Kong and the Kracken. The Mountain Krakitten Adult T-Shirt, Grey, Small The Mountain Men’s King Kitten, Gray, Small Fun, but not very affordable. Why … Read more
Fantastic Maps – Fantasy maps and mapmaking tutorials by Jonathan Roberts: I’m a professional fantasy mapmaker posting tutorials on how to draw maps, free map resources, and my published work.
This is my current blogroll of writing links from WordGrrls. There are doubles because I re-add links fairly often. So far I haven’t found something which lets me know I already have a link on my blogroll. I also need to make time to check them for link rot. They should be fairly ok though. … Read more
The Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) Cafe Doom Dark Markets.com Fiona’s Fear and Loathing Hellnotes Horror Tree Horror Writers Association International Horror Guild Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror This list comes from the dmoz directory. I’m an editor there.
Though it’s been around for a while, I’ve just recently come across the actual name of what is now my favorite genre to read, Gaslamp Fantasy Fiction. I came across it quite by accident while scrolling on Twitter and decided to do a little research on the topic by way of searching the internet.Inspired by … Read more
This post is a place to share the books and authors I really have enjoyed. I follow most of these writers on Twitter as well. I like to see how their writing routine works – when they’re actually writing and not just talking to hopeful writers. I also hear about what they are working on … Read more
Originally written for HubPages sometime in 2013. What does the idea of being a princess mean to you? Have you written about a princess (in a fantasy world or the modern world) before? If you want to be treated like a Princess begin by acting like a Princess with poise, grace and pleasant manners. The … Read more
Slipstream poetry has been referred to as the, “fiction of strangeness”. Slipstream poetry crosses boundaries and leaves you feeling very odd, but in a good way. Most slipstream poetry contains some form of a science fiction or fantasy theme. The term ‘slipstream’ was coined by Bruce Sterling back in 1989, but it’s really starting to … Read more
One 80’s TV show they should make over is, The Equalizer. Does anyone else remember that one? Edward Woodward starred in it. He was an older man, retired from the CIA or something. Kind of a crusty, grumpy old guy at times but he would take up a cause from the little guy and fight … Read more