Fantasy Links 9/15/17

September 15, 2017 at 3:09 pm | Posted in Links of Interest | Leave a comment

Hello again,

Back after a short time of life events taking precedence. I hope to get back to posting articles soon. While you wait, here are some links to explore:

A writing article on writing long series:  https://www.tor.com/2017/09/15/writing-saga-series-and-just-plain-long-books/

An interview podcast with Charles de Lint:  https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/09/13/kobo-writing-life-podcast-episode-092-charles-de-lint/

A new take on the “Game of Thrones” tv series:  https://theportalist.com/without-george-rr-martin-is-game-of-thrones-still-great

An article on how to create an eclectic magic system:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/how-to-create-an-eclectic-magic-system/

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Fantasy Links 8/25/17

August 25, 2017 at 3:15 pm | Posted in Links of Interest | Leave a comment

Here’s a list of links of interest for this week:

A writing article about writing epic fantasy the historical fiction way:  https://www.tor.com/2017/08/25/writing-epic-fantasy-the-historical-fiction-way-lessons-from-dorothy-dunnetts-the-game-of-kings/

 

An article on the monster’s place in fantasy:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2017/a-monsters-place

 

An article on Patricia McKillip’s The Forgotten Beasts of Eld :  https://www.blackgate.com/2017/08/24/an-incomparable-voyage-through-dreamland-the-forgotten-beasts-of-eld-by-patricia-a-mckillip/

 

An article on the romance of violence:  http://www.dianapfrancis.com/2017/08/10/romance-of-violence-revisted/

 

An article on “The Storyteller’s Guide to Criticism”  :  https://mythcreants.com/blog/a-storytellers-guide-to-criticism/

Fantasy Links 8/18/17

August 18, 2017 at 3:05 pm | Posted in Links of Interest | Leave a comment

A list of fantasy books to read from the 90s:  http://www.unboundworlds.com/2017/08/want-read-90s-heres-start/

 

An article about eclipses in fantasy and science fiction:  http://www.tor.com/2017/08/18/all-the-crazy-stuff-that-goes-down-during-sff-eclipses/#more-287671

 

An article about reading the right book at the right time:  http://www.tor.com/2017/08/18/the-right-book-at-the-right-time/

 

A writing article on omniscient narration:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-essentials-of-omniscient-narration/#more-18937

 

An article about wizards in fantasy:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2017/worlds-within-worlds-part-three-old-grey-beards

 

A list of books to get started in urban fantasy:  https://theportalist.com/urban-fantasy-101-books-to-get-you-started

Fantasy Links 8/5/17

August 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm | Posted in Links of Interest | Leave a comment

A day late but here you go.

An article about fantasy books inspired by British Isles stories:  http://www.tor.com/2017/08/04/13-fantasies-inspired-by-legends-from-the-british-isles/

A writing article on getting inspiration from history:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/six-tips-for-taking-inspiration-from-history/

An article on genre expectations for romance:  https://madgeniusclub.com/2017/08/02/romance-structure-and-genre-expectations/

An article on Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” :  http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/movies/a10392330/stephen-king-primer/?utm_campaign=Contact+Quiboat+For+More+Referrer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=quiboat

An article on self publishing:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2017/10-tips-for-self-published-authors

Fantasy Links 7/28/17

July 28, 2017 at 8:01 pm | Posted in Links of Interest | Leave a comment

An article on writing and publishing:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/will-your-subgenre-prevent-you-from-being-published/

An article on the Belgariad by David Eddings at 30:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2017/the-belgariad-by-david-eddings-over-thirty

A list of fantasy books from the 80s:  http://www.unboundworlds.com/2017/07/want-read-80s-heres-start/

An article from an author about how Star Wars helped him with his epic fantasy trilogy:  http://www.tor.com/2017/07/28/what-star-wars-taught-me-about-my-epic-fantasy-trilogy/

An article about Stephen King’s Dark Tower:  http://www.tor.com/2017/07/28/the-dark-tower-internet-fandom-and-true-love/

An article about types of authors we don’t need:  https://yesclash.com/2017/07/26/ten-types-of-authors-who-can-go-fuck-themselves/

World Fantasy Award nominations for this year:  http://www.locusmag.com/News/2017/07/world-fantasy-award-nominees/

Fantasy Links 7/7/17

July 7, 2017 at 8:15 pm | Posted in Links of Interest | Leave a comment

Welcome to a new post. With “Game of Thrones” premiering soon. Here are some interesting links from around the web.

A list of new and notable books for July:  http://www.locusmag.com/Magazine/2017/07/new-notable-books-july-2017/

An article on getting ideas for writing:  http://www.locusmag.com/Magazine/2017/07/new-notable-books-july-2017/

Information on a new “Game of Thrones” touring exhibit:  http://www.syfy.com/2017-7-7/game-of-thrones-the-touring-exhibit-hbo

Some “Game of Thrones” quotes:  https://theportalist.com/the-best-game-of-thrones-quotes

An article about other dualities to use other than good and evil:  https://mythcreants.com/blog/five-more-dualities-that-can-replace-good-and-evil/

Another “Game of Thrones” article on is magic Westeros’s problem” :  http://www.tor.com/2017/07/07/is-magic-the-cause-of-westeros-problems/

Fantasy Links 6/16/17

June 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm | Posted in Links of Interest | Leave a comment

Here’s a short post for today.

A list of fantasy and science fiction books coming out in the next few months:  http://www.locusmag.com/Resources/ForthcomingBooks.html

An article about ghost writing for a living:  https://www.blackgate.com/2017/06/14/more-thoughts-on-ghostwriting-for-a-living/

An article about the fantasy drinking places we’d like to visit:  https://theportalist.com/fantasy-bars-we-want-to-patronize

An article about collaboration and dreaming:  https://mythicscribes.com/writing-life/collaborative-dreaming/

An article about the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale:  http://www.tor.com/2017/06/15/enchantment-death-and-footwear-the-twelve-dancing-princesses/

Magical Words has several links to interesting articles on writing and such:  http://magicalwords.net

June Explanation

June 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm | Posted in Announcement | Leave a comment

This is my apology and explanation about what happened to the blog during May. First, please don’t give up on the blog. Keeping a blog needs to be done in a timely and consistent manner, Which I haven’t done especially during May. My only excuse is life events. I’m the sole caretaker for my elderly parents who are in their 90s. Early in May, my father caught the flu. He ended up in the hospital for 3 days and was sent home using a catheter for a few days. Recovery takes a long time for an older person at this age. I spent all of May staying home taking care of things, but had no time for personal or fun stuff. 😦 My father is much better now. I hope to do a better job with the blog in June barring any more life interruptions. Thank you for hearing me out.

Fantasy Links 4/28/17

April 28, 2017 at 3:09 pm | Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

A writing article about depicting internal conflicts from Mythcreants:  http://mythcreants.com/blog/depicting-internal-conflicts/#more-18260

An article on worldbuilding about siege and siegecraft:  http://fantasy-faction.com/2017/sieges-and-siegecraft-part-two-defenders

An article about the new “American Gods” tv show and the importance of reading the novel first:  http://io9.gizmodo.com/why-you-should-read-the-american-gods-novel-before-watc-1794638929

For those readers and watchers that love anime, here’s an article about anime coming out in the spring:  http://www.tor.com/2017/04/28/spring-2017-anime-preview-can-we-stop-adding-re-to-anime-titles-now/

Lastly, for fun this week an article about to name your nerdy cats:  https://theportalist.com/cat-names-for-your-nerdy-feline

Fantasy Links 4/21/17

April 21, 2017 at 3:20 pm | Posted in Articles | Leave a comment
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Hello,

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. Life events as usual interfere. Here are some links to keep you going. Thank you.

An article for writers about poisons. http://www.harpervoyagerbooks.com/hvsciencefair-poison/

Here’s an article about worldbuilding and choosing a weapon for your characters. http://mythcreants.com/blog/choosing-a-weapon-for-your-hero/#more-18217

Here’s an article for readers of Brandon Sanderson and his Cosmere books. http://fantasy-faction.com/2017/introducing-cruising-the-cosmere

Mythic Scribes has a writing article about Foreshadowing. https://mythicscribes.com/writing-techniques/foreshadowing/

The Mad Genius blog has several entries of interest this week.  https://madgeniusclub.com/

Finally, Magical Words has several links posted this week of interest for readers and writers:  http://www.magicalwords.net/

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