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On Writing Spectacular Fiction

Writing speculative fiction, which broadly encompasses the fantasy, science fiction, and horror genres, comes with its own unique set of challenges not present in writing other genres. Now Write!: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror is a guide to creating spectacular fiction filled with the knowledge and advice of speculative fiction authors […]

The Definitive Guide to Building Your World

Create your own stellar setting for your science-fiction or fantasy story with these posts.

Refill Your Creative Well with “Wonderbook”

Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer: a beautiful, practical, and inspirational gem of a book.

How to Edit: Tips and Tools for Polishing Your Work

Ah, editing – because no first draft can ever be perfect. Despite the challenges involved in this stage of the writing process, editing can be an enjoyable part of the writing process. After all, this is when you get the chance polish your rough draft into a form that approaches your […]

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Creating Your Fantasy World

If you’re writing a speculative fiction story, creating a compelling setting can often be equally as important to the characters that populate your world. Whether you’ve already got the bare bones of your fictional setting laid out or need help fleshing out an idea into an intriguing locale, you can use these resources […]

Finding My Writing Tribe

Over the weekend I stumbled upon Jeff Goins’ inspirational guide Every Writer Needs a Tribe. Surprisingly, I think what I gleaned the most from this helpful guide were the sections that weren’t necessarily about finding a tribe to support my writing journey, but tips on how to handle some of the […]

Handling Rejection: An Infographic

My previous post on handling rejection with grace, now in a handy infographic!

What I’ve Learned from Writing

I consider myself to be at the beginning of what I hope becomes a fruitful writing career. Over the course of pursuing my passion in writing, I’ve learned some useful lessons that have helped me break new ground in achieving my writing dreams.

Practical Writing Advice: Handling Rejection

Getting a piece of writing rejected isn’t exactly a fun experience. However, what you do with that rejection can at least turn it into a helpful experience. Here are a few of the things I’ve learned from having my writing submissions get rejected.

Create Your Own Language With These 5 Resources

Want to create your own language for your setting, but unsure of how to begin? Check out these resources for constructing a language, from alphabet to slang words and beyond.