6 Plot Alternatives To ‘The Quest’ In Fantasy Fiction • Writer’s Edit

While writers the world over struggle to craft truly original stories, theorists spend their time identifying ways in which they are actually all the same. Joseph Campbell famously reduced the number of stories to just one: The Hero’s Journey, as outlined in his influential 1949 work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. In more recentContinue reading “6 Plot Alternatives To ‘The Quest’ In Fantasy Fiction • Writer’s Edit”

The 10 Greatest Female Monsters In Literature, From Carmilla To The Woman In Black

‘Tis the season for celebrating decorative gourds, sugar, changing seasons, and, of course, monsters. Wear all the punny Halloween costumes you like, but at the end of the day, Halloween is all about turning the ordinary into the monstrous. And many… Source: The 10 Greatest Female Monsters In Literature, From Carmilla To The Woman InContinue reading “The 10 Greatest Female Monsters In Literature, From Carmilla To The Woman In Black”

Now What?

I’m at a weird point here in the final stages of 2016. I plan on sending the final book of The Firebird Trilogy to my publisher in November, and then…I have no idea what’s next. Well, I do, sort of (and the next book will involve seeking an agent as well), but not in theContinue reading “Now What?”

#LifeBooksWriting Blog Challenge: My Bookshelf/Latest Reads

Like many if not most writers, I have a book addiction. Rare is the day I can walk into a bookstore and walk out empty-handed. I’ve bought twenty in the last three weeks alone (OK–three of those were for my husband and one purchase was a five-book set). As I mentioned in my previous post,Continue reading “#LifeBooksWriting Blog Challenge: My Bookshelf/Latest Reads”