Genres, Writing Advice, Writing Wednesday

Genres: Tips for Writing Fantasy

Fantasy is one of the most fun genres, because it's not constrained by reality. Anything goes. Really. The imagination's the limit. I've got two tips about writing fantasy. Be consistent and don't be "explainy." First things first. Consistency. Is magic allowed in your world? If it is, you have to define it. Who can perform… Continue reading Genres: Tips for Writing Fantasy

Books, Previous Post Saturday

Get the eBook of Wounded Bride Today!

The best place to get Wounded Bride in eBook format is from the FriesenPress Online Bookstore. Why? You get three different formats with one purchase.EPUB - almost every eReader and app can read EPUB files.Mobi - this format is for Kindle devices and apps.PDF - this filetype can be opened on most computers, tablets, and… Continue reading Get the eBook of Wounded Bride Today!

Horror Fiction, Short Stories

Lockdown – Part 3 – Horror Fiction

This is a work of fiction. "Your order has been placed," the salesman says. "Thanks. When will it be delivered?" "You should get it in about a month." "A month? I need it for college now." The line clicks. He's hung up on me! I call back to speak to somebody in customer service. After… Continue reading Lockdown – Part 3 – Horror Fiction

Writing Advice, Writing Wednesday

Writing Wednesday: How to Show Your Readers a Story

"Show, don't tell," is frequent writing advice. Even though we say "tell me a story," showing a story is what many writers aim for, and in this post, I'll show you some examples of how to make your writing less "telly." Remove adverbs from dialog attributions. "I'm so excited to see you!" she said excitedly.… Continue reading Writing Wednesday: How to Show Your Readers a Story

Change-it-up-Tuesday

Nothing’s Blocking Me! – using the coolest WordPress Editor

To start "change-it-up Tuesday," I thought it might be fun to begin a new weekly feature using the WordPress Block Editor. My computer's pretty old and a little "crashy," so I use the WordPress app on an iPhone. The app doesn't quite match the desktop version for power yet, but they add things all the… Continue reading Nothing’s Blocking Me! – using the coolest WordPress Editor