Going through the numerous books on the book promotion for science fiction and fantasy authors, I came across this particular front cover. Much of this is opinion, but the front cover and synopsis look good. According to Amazon: Messenger, Spy, Fugitive: Through a winterlocked landscape the Journeyman moves steadily, his gait unvaried. In his satchel he carries a missive … [Read more...] about Book of the Day: “Journeyman in Gray” by Linus de Beville
I was on a writing community forum this week and was quite shocked to read one question. Unlike a lot of posts, it didn’t involve being told I was a beautiful lady and a Saudi Prince wanted to meet me. No, this was much more serious. It was, ‘What magic system do you use in your writing?’ To which I answered, 'My own.' Magic systems are hard to create because there are so … [Read more...] about A Question of Magic Systems
Ask anyone about fantasy and most will tell you about wood elves, dwarfs, and wizards. However, fantasy as a genre has so much more to offer. The main aim of fantasy is to sweep you away from the humdrum monotony of everyday life and into sparkling new worlds, whose only limit is that of human imagination. Human imagination can be exciting, romantic adventures or they can be … [Read more...] about Of Horror Fantasy and Witherleigh
Archetype. It means an original pattern of which all other similar persons, objects, or concepts are derived, copied, modeled, or emulated. Basically, archetypes come from the basic personality types that make up all people. And we take those strong personality types to create our larger-than-life characters. I think, the more thought and planning one puts into … [Read more...] about Talking About Archetypes….
Snape is an antihero. Antiheroes are the characters in a story that oppose the hero of the tale, they create conflict and build up tension within the story as you never know what they are really up to. Antiheroes are the characters who did not fit into the traditional heroic role of the good-looking, honest, law-abiding citizen. It is the human flaws in our antiheroes and the … [Read more...] about The Rise of Snape