Welcome to the semiweekly SpecFic Digest, a roundup of curated resources from across the web to help you create and publish fantasy, science-fiction, and horror and discover new works of stellar fiction!
Science Fiction and Fantasy Tips
So You Want to Read Dying Earth Fiction: Here’s Where to Start
A starter reading list of speculative fiction stories that take place in a dying world – great for if you need inspiration or a basic overview of the tropes in this subgenre. Read on Unbound Worlds.
Fantasy Settings: How many races/species are too many?
Creating a world with multiple species? Check out this discussion to help you decide how many to create. Read on r/Worldbuilding.
General Writing Advice
Introducing the Outlining Your Novel Workbook Software
New software to make it easier to outline your story, organize notes on your characters, settings and scenes, and keep all your sources of inspiration in one place (including music playlists!) Read K.M. Weiland’s review.
Your Five-Minute Guide to Pricing Your Self-Published Book
Figure out the most ideal prices to set for your stories based on manuscript length and royalty rates. Read on The Book Designer.