So what’s this all about?
Spectacular Fiction! is a collection of free and premium resources for fellow speculative authors and a celebration of our love for the genre in all media.
But what is “Speculative Fiction” you might ask? According to Dictionary.com, Speculative Fiction is:
a broad literary genre encompassing any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements
I like to think of “Speculative Fiction” as a broad term that covers the fantasy, science-fiction, and horror genres.
Two distinct experiences led to the creation of this website:
1. A time when a fellow writing friend made snide remarks about my genre after we had both won awards in a writing contest (he in the literary category, and I in the science-fiction and fantasy category.)
2. A quote from author Domino Finn: “If Domino could shout one message to the world, it would be that it’s okay to take fantasy seriously.”
How can I get started?
- Subscribe: get The Ultimate Worldbuilder’s Guide and never miss an update.
- The Trove: a growing collection of free and premium resources from around the web to help you on your stellar journey.
- Writing 101: for tips and resources on the writing process as a whole:
- The Definitive Guide to Building Your World: masterpost on creating your fantasy or science-fiction setting.
- The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Fantasy World: tips and resources to bring your setting to life.
- How to Edit: 2 Fantastic Guides on Polishing Your Work: lessons learned about the editing process from two excellent books on the subject.
- Handling Rejection: how to handle rejection with grace.
- Self-Publishing: how to get your SpecFic into the world for others to enjoy.
- Stellar SpecFic: reviews of works of excellent speculative fiction.
- Treat Yourself: gifts for SpecFic lovers.
- Let’s Collaborate!: got a great idea for a post or want to review a SpecFic work? Let me know here!
Who are you?
I’m Zed Amadeo, indie fantasy and horror author who’s finally turning my lifelong writing dreams into reality and librarian/curator of this here site. You can read more about me and my work at my website.