There are many disasters that can happen at any moment in time, some small and some large. Most people are not prepared for even the smallest of disasters. How can you be prepared for the big one, you know the end of the world? Today I will discuss some basic skills and gear you need to survive an end of world event, or yes, even a regular disaster. Being prepared ahead of … [Read more...] about Survival Gear and Skills needed to Survive the Apocalypse!
The following is an essay from Serik Cederwall on the character arc of Luke Skywalker and Serik was kind enough to allow reposting with his permission on this blog, so a big thank you to Serik! Please enjoy the read and all comments welcome! I know there is a lot of hate towards Luke's character in TLJ...Trust me...as a Star Wars fan, I've been there myself.The first … [Read more...] about In Defense of “The Last Jedi”: Lukes Character Arc — An Essay
*** About Richie Billing For those who don’t know already, could you tell us about yourself and your book(s) please? My name is Richie Billing, a name of subtle misfortune (my middle name is Edward, meaning my name is also Dick Ed). I’m from a place called Liverpool, known the world over thanks to The Beatles. Last year I had the pleasure of collaborating with two … [Read more...] about Prose: Writing with the Senses
*** We all love a character with a unique set of armour: the baresark Rek from David Gemmell’s Legend with his enchanted armour of bronze, or Tomas from Raymond Feist’s Riftwar Cycle with his gleaming white armour which gifted him incredible power. Although such armour exists, unfortunately, in fantasy worlds, it’s important to understand how things work … [Read more...] about A Fantasy Writer’s Guide to Armour
You’ve finished writing your book. You survived the editing stages, and you have made publishing arrangements. All of the hardest work is done, right? Of course not. Marketing is one of the most difficult aspects of becoming an author. You must promote yourself without sounding too braggy, while still selling your book to the masses. Luckily, there are Facebook groups … [Read more...] about Marketing Your Novel on Facebook